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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

JohnT ·
"A settlement of people" is interesting. How about trading settlements? There were many European closed settlements. The Dutch in Japan, the British in China (Hong Kong, Shanghai), the Portuguese in Malacca and Macau...there were probably (in fact I'm pretty sure) Arab trading colonies as well... I think we're talking about a bridge into one of these trading settlements.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

JohnT ·
O.K. So it's not in Japan or probably Malaysia or Indonesia. I think it unlikely that Port Moresby has been to Myanmar (though he certainly appears to be a very intrepid traveller). The more reading I do leads me to believe that it's most likely Port Moresby is referring to European trading within Macau, Canton, Hong Kong or perhaps Taiwan...so given that we think the bridge is...well, very old I would be leaning toward the Portuguese or the Dutch as one of the nations involved and China...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 5th 2014: Incense Coils, Hong Kong

DrFumblefinger ·
I find this a captivating image, Islandman. I can easily see myself staring at these coils from a thousand angles, trying to get the right angle on them, as I imagine you did!
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Re: New trend: airport lounges for non-members

PortMoresby ·
Twice I've used a commercial lounge at the Hong Kong Airport. After the long transpacific flight, nothing is nicer than a shower and a quiet place to stretch out before going on. I'm surprised it's taken so long for the concept to catch on in the US.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 7, 2014: Parking Lot, Mui Wo, Lantau Island

PHeymont ·
The wave of the future: commuter bicycle lots. We featured another one last September as Picture of the Day, showing where Copenhagen commuters leave their wheels to enter the mass transit system at Osterport .
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

PortMoresby ·
I hadn't thought about that but, you're right, even as narrow a view as the width of a bicycle conveys a good sense of place. And my preference for towns and villages, rather than cities. I have picture of a ferry bicycle parking lot on Lantau Island, Hong Kong and, even though it's a rural place, it appears that every person on the island must be represented by a bike in the lot, there are so many. But, though crowded, I remember it as park-like compared to yours above and still gives an...
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Re: Hong Kong Airlines gets its first North America route

GarryRF ·
With a catchment area covering Auckland, Gold Coast, Shanghai, Sanya, Bangkok, Bali, Tokyo, Sapporo, Beijing and Okinawa. Hong Kong Airlines has a lot to offer travellers to the American continent.
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Re: Hong Kong Airlines gets its first North America route

PHeymont ·
Including the unique opportunity to arrive in Vancouver “before” leaving Hong Kong!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo ? #4.0 12/4/13

Dan Carter ·
Wasn't that ship sold to be a hotel in Hong Kong? the scene looks kinda right for that. One of the Queens, I think.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 26, 2014: Big City, Small Details

PortMoresby ·
For another urban perspective, from Pheymont's details to the photographs of Michael Wolf's Hong Kong, large scale " Architecture of Density ", currently at Flowers Gallery, London. Don't neglect to click on "#39" on the gallery page for more images.
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American adds DFW-Beijing and Asia mileage bonuses

PHeymont ·
Looking to build up its Asia business and partnerships, American Airlines is offering a double-miles promotion on its flights from the U.S. to Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong, as well as on many intra-Asia routes served with its partner, JAL.  MORE...
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Family kicked off flight

DrFumblefinger ·
A three year old child refused to take his seat and buckle his seat belt on a return flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong.  Staff on the Cathay Pacific flight demanded that safety required the child to be buckled.  For a half hour the father...
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Big Changes Coming to United Airport Lounges

Travel Rob ·
                   Photo from United Airlines :United Club Bar- London Heathrow Lounge This coming year ,United will build two new lounges in Atlanta and San...
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Boston Gains More International Routes

PHeymont ·
Boston's Logan Airport is becoming more of an international hub, with 13 new international routes in past couple of years. The latest is an El Al-operated route to Tel Aviv that will begin this summer. Other recent additions include a Dreamliner...
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Chinese travelers set records for tourism spending

PHeymont ·
Chinese travelers set a global record for outbound tourism last year, with a 12% increase over 2015.
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Airport competition: What's in it for you?

PHeymont ·
As is not surprising, none of the world's busiest airports is on the list of those with the most on-time flights...
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Empire State Building - The Experience

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her Empire State Building experience with us, including some great views of the building as well as from it!
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Airline debuts a beer that's made to get high

PHeymont ·
Cathay Pacific is brewing its own high-altitude beer designed to overcome loss of flavor at cabin pressure and high altitude.
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Now showing at an airport near you: Movies

PHeymont ·
A growing airport trend: movie theaters, mostly showing locally-made or locally-themed films. Portland, OR is the latest to get one.
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Top 5 activities in Auckland

Aqib S (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for your top must-do activities in Auckland (sponsored content)
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Dos and Don'ts for Novice Visitors of Hong Kong

Sarah J (Guest) ·
Some practical suggestions for new visitors to Hong Kong (sponsored content).
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AA goes deeper in freight-only flights

PHeymont ·
Few international passenger flights are operating, reducing freight capacity also. As freight carriers raise rates, American sees a niche.
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Can airports keep social distance?

PHeymont ·
How safe will it be to get from your car to the plane? Experts disagree, but some tests are under way that may point to answers.
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"Top Ten" cities list shifts to Asia

PHeymont ·
The world's most-visited cities list continues to show strong growth in Asia, with other areas growing, but slipping on the list.
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'Frozen' town struggles with fame

PHeymont ·
The town that some believe inspired Frozen is finding itself buried in success.
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EU delays new visa-waiver rules

PHeymont ·
Europe's implementation of a visa-waiver form similar to the U.S.'s will now go into effect in 2023 rather than 2021.
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Rainbow City coming to Shreveport, LA

Marilyn Jones ·
A whimsical collection of air-filled sculptures is coming to Shreveport, Louisiana as it tours the world.
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Hong Kong calls off New Year fireworks

PHeymont ·
Months of protests lead to cancellation of fireworks; a light show will go on instead.
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Tourism growth cooling off

PHeymont ·
Tourism is continuing to grow, but the highs of the past two years are not likely to be repeated soon.
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Expats: Where can you afford to live?

PHeymont ·
Downtown Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—cheapest city for ex-pats       Photo: Intergelpo   If you've ever thought of living or working in Europe (and which of us hasn't at some point, even those who live in a different part of Europe)...
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SAS expands flights to the United States

DrFumblefinger ·
    Scandinavian carrier SAS will start three new direct routes to the USA next year, with daily flights between Stockholm and Los Angeles from March 14, and three-times weekly flights between Oslo and Miami, and Copenhagen and Miami,...
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Fewer Mainland Chinese Going to Hong Kong

Travel Rob ·
Chinese mainland visitors to Hong Kong fell almost 10 percent in July, compared to last July. In contrast, Japan National Tourism Organization said 576,900 Chinese mainlanders visited Japan in July, more than double July of last year. One ...
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Walking and Eating in Berlin's Mitte

PHeymont ·
On our last few trips, we've gotten in the habit of looking around for good eating/walking tours, which allow us to sample a variety of local foods along with some sights, and some well-prepared information about the foods, their history and their...
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Hong Kong Public Petitions to Save Trams

Travel Rob ·
Photo by Ralf Roletschek, Wikimedia Commons Hong Kong residents are upset after consultant, SitKwok-keung, recommended Hong Kong scrap part of the tram network. Sit Kwok-keung, said the tram is too slow, blocks traffic and is unnecessary. Thousands...
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Selfie sticks booted from Disney parks

PHeymont ·
You won't see this at Disney anymore!     Photo: Marco Verch / Wikimedia   Starting Tuesday, June 30, selfie sticks are out of the picture at Disney's theme parks, world-wide. Out of your picture, and out of your...
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Not-so-good day for flying airplanes...

PHeymont ·
Leaving aside the big stuff—like the Southwest Airlines computer glitch that grounded or delayed hundreds of flights over the weekend—it's been a tough couple of days for flying.   Monday, on an Alaska Airlines 737, a credit-card...
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Norwegian's balance sheet hits a little turbulence

PHeymont ·
With some added costs from its rapid route expansion and with fuel costs no longer at historic lows, Norwegian's posted a loss for 2017.
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How bad can an airport be? Here's how...

PHeymont ·
One of the more comprehensive surveys of the world's best and worst based on an annual survey. Take a look...and help rate for next year!
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Airline 'ancillary fees' top $80 billion

PHeymont ·
Fees, fees and more fees: the airlines are relying on them more and more.
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Star Wars, Thrones help Ireland to tourism record

PHeymont ·
An economic upswing and more flights helped, too, but it didn't hurt that Game of Thrones and The Last Jedi were visitors, too.
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Asia tops in world's busiest air routes

PHeymont ·
Sixteen of the 20 busiest international air routes are either in Asia or connect Asia to Europe. See the list!
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Orlando tops 70 million visitors for a record

PHeymont ·
Orlando tops the list...but we always have to take a close look at what those numbers actually tell us.
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Ryanair may do a U-turn on bag policy

PHeymont ·
Ryanair may reverse new rules that help speed up boarding but sacrifice revenue from priority and baggage fees.
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Hawaiian, JAL ask OK for joint venture

PHeymont ·
Two airlines seek to extend their networks and increase Hawaii tourism.
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Belgium: Time to scrap the small change

PHeymont ·
Belgium joins a parade of other countries that are eliminating small change.
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Busy airports: Atlanta still #1, but Asia surges

PHeymont ·
In new rankings, Atlanta's still at the top with over 100 million passengers, but others are moving up fast.
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China gets ready to open longest bridge

PHeymont ·
A bridge that links former British and Portuguese colonies to each other and to Guangdong Province will open soon.
 
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