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Re: Have you a reservation, sir? Thailand considers selling tickets to country!

PortMoresby ·
I consider it infinitely better to pay a relatively small fee to enter the country than to go through hoops & bother for a visa as we must for a number of Asian countries. Thailand was the first, and I think the only country, where I was required to stop at a booth to pay a departure tax upon leaving the country by air so what possible difference if we pay coming or going (or both?). And I actually prefer the idea of an up front fee rather than having it buried as taxes that can increase...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

GarryRF ·
Yes - my Dad and lots of other guys told me their stories! My Dad was in the Royal Navy and was taking landing craft full of soldiers from ship to shore - several times - under heavy fire! A guy I was doing work for had lots of photos and souvenirs on the walls of his house. Medals and maps. Newspaper cuttings and Badges. All in frames. I asked him how much he remembered of D-Day. "Every minute of every hour. Me and my mate had been together since the outbreak of war. Nearly 5 years. We were...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

Former Member ·
Thank you mr fumblefinger for your poignant description and photos. Our family lost my uncle at Omaha Beach. He was one of those young men caught up in the drama of war who did his best in a very bad situation. Several times during the 1980s and early 1990s, I made my way to northwestern France to visit the D-Day landing sites. At that time, I was struck by three things - the immaculate grounds and air of respect, the gratefulness of the French people and the fact that there were very few...
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Re: Classic American Cars #1

Dave B. ·
Too easy... 1953 Chevrolet sedan. It appears to have Bel Air trim, but it's been altered. The three chrome 'teeth' have been removed from the front grille, the stainless trim around the windshield is gone and the 'Bel Air' script is missing from the rear door - plus, there are several other small changes.
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Re: Classic American Cars #3

Dave B. ·
I was hoping that someone else would jump in with an ID, but I guess that's not going to happen. This one is a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan. When I first saw it, I thought it might be the other side of Car #1, as the '53 and '54 have the same body and it's easy to interchange trim. After taking a closer look, though, it is a different car (outside mirrors were the key...). As with the first two cars, all the 'letter' script appears to have been removed from this one - kinda strange, in my ...
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

GarryRF ·
When I first visited Cuba back in the 90's it was a different Country to the one today. No TV's - Radio - Phones and many had no electric ! The Cuban Government asked visitors not to show the locals photos of our 3 cars - 2 houses and 14 acres of land by the beach. And how we had a Colour TV in every room. It upsets them. Not surprising really - and quite cruel ! Now its Air Con and fast catching up with the World ! The people are now free to leave and travel. They watch American Satellite...
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Re: Orchids

TravelandNature ·
This is a breath of fresh air !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PortMoresby ·
I love how the house builders of the one at the far end of the bridge, on the left, have accessed every square meter possible by building the enclosed balcony out on stilts. One cannot help but wonder, who owns the air?
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

PHeymont ·
Thanks for pointing this out! By the way, it is also possible to take a free stopover on the international end. For example, a couple of years ago, we flew from NYC to Copenhagen (the routing) but with a week stopover in Stockholm along the way. We've used that kind of routing a number of times. Adding to your point about Britain: Many of AA's European cities are actually served by their closely-tied partners, British Air and Iberia. With a little persistence, you can find flights that don't...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
I would like to also stay on Burano if I could find a place with air conditioning.
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Re: "Eastern Airlines" to fly again!

PortMoresby ·
Southwest has done pretty well while retaining it's regional identity. I think reviving "Eastern" would be a smart move, a reminder to some of when air travel was an adventure and something to look forward to. Maybe they'll even revive some of the things that made it so - room for legs, free checked bags and food fit to eat. And maybe I'm dreaming.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
Thanks! The produce was great, indeed. The apartment was also fine; a nice bedroom and living room with kitchenette in a building I believe Is 18th century but modernized. Two flights up, with an air conditioner, washer, dryer and a view directly into the market, and across to the main church in town. It’s two steps off the boulevards, inside the old town. For anyone who’s interested, here’s a link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/883140 . It's listed at 40€ a night.
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
1) The process is easier for a Muslim who is going on a hajj. However, unless you are native born, you must present a document from the Imam of your mosque documenting your status as a Muslim in good standing. For a Caucasian woman who is a converted Muslim, you must still get permission from your husband or a male relative, along with the letter from the mosque to allow you to make the hajj. 2) Between my wife and I (she actually presented our documents each time to the consulate in Los...
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Re: Buenos Aires -- family feeding the pigeons in a park

Travel Rob ·
Great scene! Complete with a soda too. My idea of a great day at the park!
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: Thanks for this post, Tom, and I also appreciate your involvement with TravelGumbo. A few questions. The town seems too small for even basic tourist services. Did you just camp, or was there someplace you could stay? Also, a question about waste water. With permafrost, how is this drained from the homes so that it doesn't freeze in the pipes? The town has a few places for accommodations including bed & breakfast places and two grocery stores but...
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Westjet has been promoting this to its frequent flyer members (like yours truly) for months now. They have extensive routes in North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, but this is a big change in their business model. I'm not sure if this will work well, though. Westjet only flies Boeing 737s (much like Southwest, for example). That transatlantic journey is a long and uncomfortable one to make in a single aisle aircraft. In contrast, Air Canada, the other major Canadian airline,...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 2nd, 2014: Macaws

DrFumblefinger ·
What amazingly beautiful birds! As wonderful as they are in person, nothing prepared me for seeing large flocks of them in flight. The oscillating color patterns of the flocks in the air are something I'll never forget. Thanks for these beautiful photos and for bringing back some wonderful images.
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Re: Australians OK with biometric scans

Travel Rob ·
I'm really not ok with a lot the security measures that have happened the last decade in air travel.Some of the measures were necessary, but I hope we can find a balance and respect peoples privacy and freedom Still not sure how biometric scanning would of protected the Malaysian flight at all. I thought all the security was to check us because terrorists can be from any country,any age, and have legal documentation .
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

PortMoresby ·
Wow, very nice! Love the glass houses. And interesting to see mate' "on the hoof".
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Dr.Y ·
What a nice green place (Calgary? not yet!) Thanks DrFumblefinger.
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Re: Will Mers Affect Mideast Airlines?

Travel Rob ·
I think because planes are a confined space ,people might be worried ,especially because some airports are taking certain actions. It makes sense that the air is not a problem, but touching things and then touching your face is easy to do on a long flight . I know I inadvertently touch my face while sleeping. Good advice the Doctor gave about using hand sanitizer in public places anyhow. I try to use that on planes,buses,libraries etc.
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

PHeymont ·
This blog has left me feeling so full...and so envious!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

Travel Rob ·
Your blog has converted me into an aspiring Foodie now!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Your blog has converted me into an aspiring Foodie now! That's the best compliment a blogger can receive, Travel Rob!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

vivie ·
Now, i'm hungry Thanks for sharing...pics are delicious !
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
Full of charm and colour DrF. I suppose if the tourist trade brings in bus loads of dollars then you have to keep up appearances. Don't want to frighten folks away. I've been told if you look European (non Latin) then its not IF you'll get robbed - it's just when ! But I don't know if its just a bit of a folk story ! No worse than staying at home maybe.
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a cautious but not paranoid traveler, GarryRF, but the warnings from the portenos were so frequent and so intense, you'd be a fool not to pay attention to them. The area around Caminito is well policed (dozens of police around), so I wouldn't worry about going there. But if you don't look like a native, best not to wander the neighborhood. La Boca is charming. But it has a rough edge to it. Be careful if you go.
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PHeymont ·
It's amazing how much, for so many of us, our travel experience focuses on food and how people get it—and because public markets reveal so much more about local foodways than any supermarket can, it's wonderful to see these pictures. I can almost feel and smell! With all the markets we've featured lately on TravelGumbo, including the wonderful gallery on village markets in Asia as well as the public markets in Europe, the U.S. and now Argentina, perhaps the food aspect of "Gumbo" is coming...
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
My first experience of a "Spanish" style market was in Menorca. A small island off the east coast of Spain. The Island of soldiers and cows the locals called it. We had our kids with us as we went around the market square calling at each of the butchers shops. None had steak for sale - but would have plenty at 3pm ! So we returned at 2:45pm. We could hear the excitement but there was no one there. A few minutes later a bull was dragged into the marble floored market square. Kicking and...
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting story GarryRF. Maybe that bull was just a little bit tooooo fresh for most people's tastes.....
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr.Y ·
It's nice to see so many vibrant pictures, feels like already been in Argentina. Thanks DrFumblefinger!
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Dr. Y! As a fellow physician I know you were as fascinated by the displays in the meat counter as I was. Kind of like anatomy lab, no?
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Re: Cuban Cars!

DrFumblefinger ·
It looks as though it has slits in the "passenger compartment". Good to know that it has this air conditioning.
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Re: Tips on Getting FF Seats.

PHeymont ·
That's good advice in her column! I've often had success calling back when I didn't get the "right" answer the first time helps...and the night shift often has the most experienced agents. Other useful tips, aside from being the most pleasant if sadly disappointed customer they've had all day: Plan early, book early. If you really want to fly to Paris in late July on the cheapest FF tickets, your best bet is late August: the airlines generally open seats 330 days ahead, and if you can be...
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Re: Any Guesses ?

DrFumblefinger ·
Lord knows I'm far from an expert, but I vaguely recall one of my dad's friends having one like it. 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air?
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Re: Any Guesses ?

My Thatched Hut ·
I think it is a 1958 Chev Bel Air
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VisitBritain, British Air point out "undiscovered places"

PHeymont ·
The UK has been having a tourist boom, with record inbound traffic over the last 6 months and is looking to keep it going. The official tourist promotion agency and the "flag" airline have teamed up on a series of ads touting less-known attractions to...
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More Frequent Flier changes in the air

PHeymont ·
The world of award travel and elite perks continues to shake and shift.   Delta, which like United, has switched for next year to awarding flight miles based not on distance but on price paid for ticket—a move that hurts many frequent...
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What if the exit row weren't a row?

PHeymont ·
That's the kind of question that comes to mind at first glance at an idea Airbus has asked a patent for...a circular seating arrangement, in tiers. OK, that's a little hard to grasp, so here's a drawing submitted with the patent application.  ...
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On the road again: America travels for Turkey

PHeymont ·
More than 46 million Americans...about 15% of the population...will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year, according to AAA (American Automobile Assn) estimates—the most since 2007, when the recession began. Around 89% will go by car, but air...
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  Who would have guessed the most expensive real estate in Buenos Aires is found in a cemetery?  Not only is it expensive, there's a line waiting to get in (seriously)!  You actually lease a plot here, as I understand it, and don't...
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Travel Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Travel Rob ·
In recent years, the travel industry has picked up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and started  expanding their offering of sales on those days.   Conde Nast published a list of some of the top deals.   For Hotels- One of the most...
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Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
      Elvis loved cars and mechanical toys of all types, including motorcycles and airplanes.  He had the money to indulge his passions, and you can see many of his favorites right across the street from Graceland .  The Elvis...
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Daily Mail Offers Review on Norwegian Air Shuttle. Share Yours?

Travel Rob ·
We've been publishing a lot of great sales over the past year on TG from Norwegian Airlines   The Daily Mail has reviewed what you get for those prices. To me the main selling point besides the low  price is getting to ride on  the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 4th, 2014: A Ride to Paradise

GarryRF ·
  The Strasburg Train - Pennsylvania.   Climb aboard the larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a  round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back.   This is the most relaxing...
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