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Re: A weekend...I don't know where...

DrFumblefinger ·
Surprises can be fun, but I enjoy researching a destination before I get there. Still, I can see the appeal of the idea to a lot of people.
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Re: A weekend...I don't know where...

PHeymont ·
Rob, I thought of you when I first found this...it sounds like you and me: Anything to be on the road, hardly matters where!
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Re: A weekend...I don't know where...

Travel Rob ·
The cost seems pretty reasonable too. It is a good idea because it exposes you to cities that you wouldn't of picked on your own. Sometimes those cities end up being your favorites. I think TG's destination page is like that too. I now want to go so many places that were not remotely on my radar.
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Luv your garden posts! They've taught me to look at the micro of a garden, not just the overview. Thanks for this!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
A nice observation, DrF, both aspects of the "art" I speak of.
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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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: Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

PHeymont ·
I'm also not much of a drinker, and my limited choices tend to be "tropical" as in rum or tequila. Until this, I'd had no idea that mezcal was so varied and different from tequila, although both from agave. And now pulque? Thanks for helping with my "continuing education!"
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Re: Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Great finale to your visit to Guatemala, and very glad that you got to see the volcano erupt. It certainly is a memorable experience. I've only ever seen Kilauea on the Big Island erupt, but those images are forever seared into the brain.
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Re: Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

Travel Rob ·
Great piece, PortMoreby! Did you find your drink? Could it be that it's pulque instead of mezcal?
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Re: Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

Mac ·
An excellent report Port Moresby! The photos add greatly to my understanding of the special 'flavour' of some of these exotic Mexican drinks
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Re: Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

PortMoresby ·
Thanks Rob & Mac. Did I find my drink? I think more research may be needed. However, if it is pulque, unless I move to the Oaxaca countryside, it may be difficult to impossible to find it, unless I make my own 1/2 acre into a maguey farm. The sad thing is, in the Arizona canyon near the Mexico border that was home for 25 years, I had dozens of agave plants literally outside my front door, a missed opportunity. But, since I didn't scratch the surface in my quest to know something about...
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

DrFumblefinger ·
So I'm dying to know....Is this your drink?????
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PortMoresby ·
This may be a first on TG, "Don't go here". But your pain is worth it to us, for the garden pictures, very nice. I was there in the early '80s and all I recall is the shop.
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
Some folks might be fascinated by the place, PM, but I found it a disappointment. It would be at the bottom of my list of recommended things to do on the Big Island. And yes, the garden was a redeeming feature. The gift shop was tantalizing, but over-priced.
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PHeymont ·
I wouldn't want to be accused of being anti-Hershey or anything (might be my prejudice about their barring the import of REAL Cadbury milk chocolate), but Hershey has a bad record on factory tours. They used to have a great one at their factory in Hershey, PA, but closed the tour about 25 years ago and replaced it with an amusement-style ride—a little like Small, Small World—that showed trees and natives and ships, and absolutely no sense of how workers turn the nibs into chocolate in a real...
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PortMoresby ·
The macadamia tour doesn't sound all that different from the factory part of my visit to Charleston Tea Plantation . But that was just a small part and combined with the guided tour around the farm, it was good. Maybe a tea plantation needs to "cultivate" more goodwill than Hershey's macadamias.
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

IslandMan ·
Looks totally delicious, PHeymont...I love a good food tour..
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

Mytraveledroad ·
The food looks totally amazing. This is such a great idea trying local food.
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

GarryRF ·
As you've probably seen on this and other Travel Blogs, travellers like to seek out the food and drink they get back home. But you've missed out on half the fun of travelling. Its great to find something that you want to include in your day to day list of essentials back home. I tried so many unknown desserts each day in Turkey last year - and by 5 pm - I was ready to burst. But what a day full of surprises . I was fortunate to be in an All Inclusive Hotel. The Hotel Restaurant had an in...
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

IslandMan ·
What a rare treat, PH. Great set of pictures
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

PortMoresby ·
This is great. My Istanbul-phile friends are going to love it. Link sent.
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

GarryRF ·
I was in Turkey last May. Watching the evening shows in the outdoor theatre was really cold. The hotel staff came out with blankets for those without a heavy coat . You can buy any make of watch for under $10 ! Best Golf courses I've seen and all reasonably priced. The Montgomery Golf course was excellent. Look for Belek as an alternate place to stay. I really enjoyed it !
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

DrFumblefinger ·
Always fun to see someone making the best of a less than ideal circumstance! The snowmen are great fun! Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
One more snowman...accidentally omitted from last week's blog.
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Re: A Street Food tour in Hanoi

Travellinn ·
Thank you both for the feedback. I really think tasting the local food is an important part of the travel experience, even though I then have to taste a few strange things... And usually, I end up being pleasantly surprised that the thinks I was hesitating to taste, actually was really good. Heading to Thailand tomorrow, and I am sure I will be challenged a few times during my two weeks there :-)
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Re: A Street Food tour in Hanoi

PHeymont ·
Enjoy your trip! Send us pictures!
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Re: Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

DrFumblefinger ·
Everything looks delicious! Like you, I love to take food tours. It's a great combination of exploration and dining. Thanks for sharing this one in Kuala Lumpur!
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Re: Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Travel Rob ·
Thank you! What a great food tour!
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Re: Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

Travel Rob ·
Great information ! You've convinced me to try one.
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Re: A Street Food tour in Hanoi

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a great (virtual) meal! I love street food (and near-street) and just enjoyed a similar experience in Istanbul, where I put aside my "issues" with some foods and tried all...including my equivalent of the worm: kokorek, a dish of lamb or goat intestines roasted around sweetbreads. It's amazing how much of our hesitation can be in our heads, not in reality... Hope to see more about Vietnam!
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Re: A Street Food tour in Hanoi

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like a tasty evening, Linn! I've done a few food tours in my life and really enjoyed them. The guides know where the great spots are and you get a nice background narrative about the dish, the restaurant and the chef! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: London's Fabled Soho...with Food

GarryRF ·
Very interesting blog Paul. Well presented and colourful.
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Re: Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

DrFumblefinger ·
Now THIS is my idea of a great food tour! Wish I'd tagged along, and thanks for the advice on where to go for my favorite type of food.
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Re: Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

George G. ·
Arthur Avenue is definitely a stop on my next NYC visit. Unfortunately my regional area has a dearth of generational family run restaurants and small butcher shops, bakeries and the like.
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Re: A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

GarryRF ·
Another colourful and indepth report from a beautiful city. An inexpensive and friendly location. I wish I'd booked more time there.
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Re: A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks GarryRF. I wished I'd had a few more days there, too, but that's always an excuse to go back sometime, isn't it?
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Re: Casa Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan, Puerto Rico

DrFumblefinger ·
I've visited the Bacardi plant too, and remember being quite impressed by it. As I recall, the original was in Cuba and the family moved to P.R. to escape Castro. And I'm proud to see you standing after those free samples! Thanks for the post.
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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Wiener Bonbons: Highlights of Vienna (Where Gumbo was #114)

PHeymont ·
This week’s puzzle started with a very puzzling picture—so puzzling it needed a second shot to clarify that it was in a tunnel. Even so, Jonathan L was sharp enough to jump to a correct conclusion, which he hinted to the crowd in a comment...
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Chinese ice cream truck visits NYC

PHeymont ·
An unusual sight late last month, this Chinese ice cream truck was parked in New York's Flatiron district, giving out samples of Chinese-style ice cream as part of a tourism promotion for Hangzhou Province. The flavors included Sweet Olive and...
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Aloe: Aruba’s Miracle Crop

Marilyn Jones ·
  Heading for Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory I knew next to nothing about the plant or how it is harvested, but I have long been a fan of its seemingly miraculous beauty and medicinal properties, so I left behind the beach and headed inland for a...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

PortMoresby ·
  from:  PortMoresby to:  Al vin Starkman date:  Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM subject:  Mezcal for the Uninitiated.     Greetings Alvin -   I'm going to be in Oaxaca for 3 weeks, beginning in late...
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Anatomy of a trip, Oaxaca: Mezcal

PortMoresby ·
    When I began planning my visit to Oaxaca, I knew nothing about mezcal beyond having heard or read the word.  I discovered early on in my research that the beverage is the distilled product of the agave, also called maguey, plant...
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Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Antigua (Guatemala) is about 45 minutes away from Guatemala city. Located on the central highlands it is surrounded by several volcanoes, the largest of which, Volcan de Agua, has erupted several times, triggering associated earthquakes that have...
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Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a unique tour: the factory where the iconic jelly beans are made. She recommends a weekday visit when the factory is working.
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The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
San Antonio's famous River Walk, lined with shops and restaurants, follows the San Antonio River. Samantha recommends it for all. Read more...
 
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