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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Is Montreal a French speaking area of Canada or is it multi-lingual ? I've heard that French tourists have difficulty with Canadian French. Any thoughts ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Montreal is multilingual, although most natives speak French as their primary language. You can easily get by here with only English and it's a great city to visit. That's not true in the smaller villages of rural Quebec where you might find it difficult to find someone who doesn't speak French. Canadian French split off from continental French 400 years ago, and the two versions of the language have diverged somewhat over the years. I don't speak much French so I really can't give you many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Montreal... my hometown!! When visiting the Olympic Stadium/Botanical Garden you should also take the opportunity to visit the Insectarium, the Planetarium rio tinto alcan and my favorite the Biodome. Information to all these can be found on the same website as the Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Vivie! TravelGumbo loves Montreal! It's such a great city!! Thanks for the tips on other things to see and do in the city. The insectarium is especially cool to see if you have kids who love to look at "gross stuff". These were some of my favorite specimens!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Yes Montreal is great. Wish I could go back more often. The fun thing about these attractions is while they are all near one another, there is also a metro station nearby. Cheaper than the taxi and an experience in itself. This is only the tip of the iceberg...so much more to see and experience.
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Re: December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

DrFumblefinger ·
Some terrific photos, Professor!
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Re: December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

Professorabe ·
The experience will stay with me for a very long time. I never expected to see so many rhinos and get so close to them.
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 4). The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

DrFumblefinger ·
 “You absolutely must go to Sigiriya!”, Arthur C. Clarke insisted to me during my first visit to Sri Lanka.  “There are other countries with beautiful weather and beaches, but there’s...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
 Montreal is one of Canada's great cities and one of North America's oldest.  It offers many fun things to see and do and, of course, wonderful food to be enjoyed as Montreal is Canada's capital of cuisine.   One of the more interesting...
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 2

PHeymont ·
  Our visit to Topkapi continued after our lunch on a terrace overlooking the Sea of Marmara and more of the palace grounds. We had, in fact, reached the point of beginning to return to the beginning...partly because we had reached the innermost...
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The Forbidden City - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
Here is the thing about The Forbidden City. It is unlike the European castles that I have visited, which can pack more opulence in a square foot than the eye can take in. What is truly overwhelming is the way that open space and size has been used...
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Temple of Heaven - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
  One of the places that I felt most comfortable during my trip to Beijing was at the Temple Of Heaven and its surrounding park. The Park sits just north of the 2nd Ring Road and the city canal and is about 4.5 km south of Tiananmen Square....
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Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, Dainzú to Tlacochahuaya

PortMoresby ·
This week’s walk in the southern Mexico countryside takes PortMoresby from an ancient Zapotec Ball Game site to a beautifully decorated church in the valley below.
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Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Part of Sicily's Arab-Norman heritage, Cefalu's Cathedral is a showcase of art and a primer of the island's checkered history.
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Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel re-opens

PHeymont ·
Montreal's most famous hotel returns to service after a year-long make-over.
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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Samantha ·
Samantha shares these 7 tips to surviving the holidays with family. Hopefully they can help keep your family holiday adventure from turning into a holiday nightmare.
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Florida's Unique Coral Castle (Where Gumbo was #359)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the unsual "Coral Castle" in southern Florida. The place was crafted of coral rock over a thirty-year period by a single man.
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December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some terrific photos of wildlife from the newly-named country of Eswatini. Successful rhino conservation is a highlight of his visit to Mkhaya Game Reserve!
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Malcolm's Cross, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares an interesting and neglected piece of English and Scottish history -- the tale behind Malcolm's Cross
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Even being a Viking needs a diploma these days

PHeymont ·
And you thought all you had to do to be a Viking was grow a beard, wear a helmet, swing an ax and raid Britain!   These days, it seems, everything requires a degree, and a continuing-education college in Norway is offering the course, including...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Like the "Hunger Games"? Theme park coming soon

DrFumblefinger ·
    If you're a fan of the "Hunger Games" books and movies, we've some good news for you.  A new $750 million theme park based on the series is coming to metro Atlanta.  The park is said to be state of the art, "interactive and...
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May 4, 2018: Glencoe Massacre Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a detailed history of the story of the Massacre in Glencoe Scotland, whose monument we visit in our Pic of the Day.
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Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Glenfinnan Monument in the Highlands of Scotland. It was here in 1745 that Bonnie Prince Charles planted his banner and claimed the throne of Scotland.
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In Egypt: The Egyptian Museum

PortMoresby ·
On her last day in Cairo, PortMoresby visits the famous Egyptian Museum, in its last days as the primary home to the treasures of ancient Egypt.
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Notes and Noticings from the road

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares some notes from a just-completed trip, with kudos and complaints.
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Central India, Pt.5: Maheshwar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey through Central India takes us to the charming city of Maheshwar, on the north bank of the Narmada, one of India's seven holy rivers.
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Game of Thrones to become Game of Tourists

PHeymont ·
Tourism Ireland is teaming up with HBO to promote visits to the scenes of the network's medieval fantasy series, a lot of which was shot in Northern Ireland. With Season 4 coming up, the tours could be a big hit, too!  DETAILS
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The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mac ·
Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 3) The Vatican’s Treasures

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mural of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, The Vatican) When visiting the Vatican you leave Italy and enter another country, albeit a very small (110 acre) country with only a few hundred permanent residents.  Yet the Vatican...
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Borneo: Last Stop, Kuching

PortMoresby ·
  The impetus for my trip to Borneo came, as it often does for me, from a casual reference or suggestion, in this case both.  First was a phrase I’d seen in passing, "White Rajas of Borneo".  Then the simple statement by a...
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One Hundred Years Ago: On the Eve of War

PHeymont ·
One  hundred years ago, July 28, 1914, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, a young Serb nationalist shot and killed Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, which then ruled Bosnia and quite a few other places now independent . Their goal was an...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

DrFumblefinger ·
This post concludes tales of my road-trip around the Emerald Isle (though I've still got a few things to share about Dublin); if you want to catch up on prior posts, you can find them at this link .  I don't think this road-trip series could end...
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The Temple of Heaven, Beijing China (Where Gumbo was #180)

Jonathan L ·
Gumbo spent the past week visiting Tian Tian Park and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China
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Will Hide-and-Seek become an Olympic sport?

PHeymont ·
With 7 years behind it and a growing roster of international teams, the organizers of International Hide-and-Seek are sure of it!
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HMY Britannia.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a phototour of the retired Royal Yacht Britannia, and provides a detailed account of her design and distinguished service to Great Britain.
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A Rambler's London

PHeymont ·
Every trip ends with too many pictures. PHeymont finishes his London with a gallery of leftovers: poignant, quirky, surprising, or just pleasant to remember.
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June 18, 2019: Lamego, Portugal

Marilyn Jones ·
Along the Douro, Marilyn Jones visits a small Portuguese city with amazing churches and palaces.
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August 21, 2019: Audience Hall, Red Fort, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and spacious Audience Hall in Delhi's famous Red Fort. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Another Day in Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
PHeymont returns, on a cruise shore excursion, to a city he knew better many years ago, and which still has a hold on him.
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – A Chapter in Moroccan History

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes us along on a visit to a fascinating piece of Moroccan history that's also a landmark of cinema history.
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Must Have Games to Take on a Trip

Elison Evan ·
Because you're voyaging doesn't mean you need to leave your cherished games and amusements behind, particularly in the event that one of your main objectives in travel is to meet new people. You'd be unable to locate a superior method to make companions abroad than through something as simple as sports and games. These exercises come in all shapes and sizes: some approach your fitness, some approach your brain, some are simply incredibly just pure and a ton of chuckles. In this article, we...
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Dubai to build 'Game of Thrones' site

PHeymont ·
Dubai is planning to build a Game of Thrones attraction, with recreations of many of the settings and an opportunity for overnight stays.
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The Roman Bridge (Puente Romano), Córdoba, Spain (Where Gumbo was, #167)

DrFumblefinger ·
This week Gumbo was visiting Cordoba, Spain. Particularly it's historic Roman Bridge, featured in the popular TV series, "Game of Thromes".
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April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
A permanent art fixture on Vancouver Harbor, the Cauldron is there to remind people of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which the city hosted. Traveling Canuck provides more information.
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No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Travel Rob ·
Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay from Corcovado Mountain - Photo by Cafezinho   on Wikimedia Commons The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, signed into law a legislative bill to suspend it's visa requirement for foreign travelers next summer. The new law permits visitors to enter Brazil between June and September 18 and stay for 90 days without producing a visa. Brazil's Tourism Minister, Eduardo Alves said this about the Measure: “The measure...
 
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