Tagged With "Gumbo's World"

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Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
With a shadowy and intriguing clue, we start Where in the World is TravelGumbo's new week...join in!
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
A new travel puzzle for the week. Gumbo is off to an unforgettable place—but it's up to you to figure out where that is!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

TravelingCanuck ·
Very good puzzle. The first image was a curve ball with the statue having several copies in cities around the world. Very international. Thanks for a great puzzler.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: A look at the first quarter, 2014

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most popular features on our website is "Gumbo's Pic of the Day".  A fresh photo (or a few) each day with accompanying description about that photo.  For the purposes of this blog I picked one (above) that was smack in the...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PHeymont ·
Too cold to stay in Iceland any longer! Gumbo's off again, this time to a pleasant park with an unusual statue—think of all the things it might mean! But one thing it means for sure: Gumbo knows where he is, but it's up to you to puzzle it out...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
  Lynn Millar spotted Gumbo's last locale, the faux-Bavarian village of Leavenworth, WA.   But Gumbo hates when everyone knows where he's gone, and he's now taken himself far from there...but where?   Can you and your fellow Gumbo...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

PHeymont ·
I thought for a moment I was seeing something I could hold on to, but the more I look at the picture, the more possibilities I see...on 3 continents no less! Great start!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
Not the statue making the shadow above, but it is nearby.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
Sorry that today's clue is up late, so I will double up. Here are 2 clues to help you out.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
For today's clue we have another view of the shadow from day 1 along with some other nearby statues.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
These my look like just doors, but they are a major clue to where Gumbo is this week.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
We have a whole slew of correct guesses, and this is your last chance to join the crew. Gumbo has been focusing on close-up views, but here a couple of longer views of this week's mystery.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
Todays clue might be bigger than you first think. See if you can deduce some things to help solve the puzzle.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
A very important clue. But where's the food?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
Its obvious what type of building it is. Now the trick is finding the right one.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
For the last weekend of clues we go to the outside. Does this help?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#342)

Travel Rob ·
Last clue.Get your guesses in by tonight. Good luck!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #153?

Jonathan L ·
Some people have suggested SF, which is in the same part of the world, but not a correct guess. Let's see if today's clue gets anyone closer.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #153?

Jonathan L ·
This weeks puzzle. Try to guess where Gumbo is visiting this week.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#147)

Travel Rob ·
Where in the World is Gumbo? Have fun, share clues and solve the puzzle!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 3, 2014: A Squirrel's Life

PHeymont ·
  I met this squirrel—and quite a few of his furry friends—on a late-winter stroll through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I don't climb well enough for close-ups in his world, but the magic of telephoto made it seem very personal. After a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 31, 2015: The Taj Mahal

Grand Escapades ·
Love, beauty, death and unparalleled elegance… All these ingredients contribute to making the TajMahal one of the wonders of the world, a place not to be missed.   Who would remain untouched by the story of MumtazMahal, the favorite,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2015: Angkor Wat

Grand Escapades ·
    Angkor Wat, built by the Khmer King Survavarman II in the early 12th century, is the largest religious monument in the world, and definitely one of the most stunning. So why is Angkor Wat so much more famous than all the other splendid...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place. There are actually more budget boutique hotels opening up now, which is great. That's usually the biggest expense I find.
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Shanghai touts its leaning tower as Pisa Rival

PHeymont ·
Shanghai wants the world to know it's not taking second place to anyone in the Leaning Tower business, and they have numbers to make their case.   Alright, they admit, the Shanghai tower, at right above, is only about 20 meters high compared with...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
  In the time before mechanical watches and clocks, the sundial helped track the passing hours. Most of us think of sundials set on the ground, but in medieval Europe this type, mounted on a church or other building, was carefully laid out to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

MAD Travel Diaries ·
The Sri Harimandir Sahib, more famously known as the Golden Temple, is situated in Amritsar in the state of Punjab in India. It is the central religious place of worship for Sikhism and therefore the most important Gurdwara (holy shrine) for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2014: Bergen's Historic Bryggen Waterfront

PHeymont ·
— Bryggen (it actually means waterfront) is the historic wharf area of Bergen, Norway, widely known for its brightly-colored warehouses and its long history. Most of the oldest buildings date to the heyday of the Hanseatic presence here from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 14, 2014: Super-Sized in Seattle

PHeymont ·
Seattle's Pacific Science Center, just near the Space Needle, is a wonderland of interactive science exhibits for adults and especially for children, much of it high-tech and up to date. But, children that we are, this became our favorite memory of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 12, 2015: Cambridge, England

Non Stop Destination ·
    Last weekend, I visited two of the most famous University cities in the world: Oxford and Cambridge. Both cities have a long history dating back to the medieval times, but it was Cambridge that stole my heart. With its quaint houses,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 22, 2015: The Ugliest Bird in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
  It's hard to forget the first time you see a marabou stork because of how extremely unattractive it is.  I spotted my first marabous in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, a group of them feasting on the dead remnants of what I believe was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2015: Iguazu Falls

Grand Escapades ·
    No matter how many waterfalls you have seen in your life, Iguazu Falls leave the most experienced travelers stunned. When you finally stand in front of “Garganta del Diablo” or Salto San Martin, all you can do is mumble words...
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#67)

PHeymont ·
Paris's Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the eastern part of the city, can fool you. In this case, it fooled all but PortMoresby, who somehow knew this seemingly tropical wilderness, with its sketchy bridge and photographed through falling rain, was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2014: The Hotel Pool, Cambodia

PHeymont ·
The near-symmetry of the image and the lush color tempt me to jump in...but only exactly at the center!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2014: The Hotel Pool, Cambodia

IslandMan ·
great picture, Mac, and yes, very tempting to dive right in.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

Jonathan L ·
These are definitely hands on a bat choosing which team will bat first. Now to figure out where it is.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

Jonathan L ·
Although, now that I look again it could be hands lifting a torch
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

DrFumblefinger ·
I suspect it's the proletariat lifting a torch or flag.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PortMoresby ·
My first thought was a garden tool - shovel maybe. On the far left is a sign that says in part, Hola..then what? Could be meaningless for our purposes, or not. It does look political in nature and it appears they were on a budget when they installed it, a plain concrete-looking base. Temporary, maybe? Who knows who will be in power next election. Maybe Spain, or that left-leaning France.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PHeymont ·
The detail-seekers at work! So, here's a little help. 1. Hola...don't take it seriously; if it were a hint I would have fudged it. 2. It's not temporary, but so far no one has mentioned the wooden portion...which is. 3. I know where it is, but documenting more about it is not easy!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

Roderick Simpson ·
The clues are: 1. Deciduous not coniferous trees. 2. Sign in Latin script. 3. Cars in parking lot look German, particularly a VW Beetle (not made in Germany for many years). 4. Date of 1992 on one arm. Overall, I favour ex-communist East/Central Europe, possibly Poland.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PortMoresby ·
Since there are VWs virtually everywhere on the planet, including a '69 in my garage, not sure that, in itself, narrows down the possibilities. Except to the extent that I'm pretty sure it wasn't taken anywhere near my garage. VW Bugs were also manufactured in Mexico and with it's historically vocal socialist contingent, maybe Mexico is a possibility. But I suspect Rod is more likely to be right about the general vicinity.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

Lynn Millar ·
I see hands on a baseball bat and that the stands are for a person to climb and put their hand next. If that's true, then it seems too humorous for Eastern Europe. Maybe Cuba? Also, if it's to be climbed the fact that there aren't several handrails or safety devices, seems to mean it's not in the US. - Lynn
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like its some kind of park. Still favor a flag being raised over a bat held up -- maybe the gamekeeper can clarify with a clue. If a flag, it has overtones of a revolution and I'd favor France then, probably Paris. The minibleacher invites the tykes to come -- play along with the French Revolution game. PHeymont has not shown us the mock-up of the guillotine beside this display (if it exists).
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

Lynn Millar ·
Don't think the right to play baseball was part of the French Revolution. But I'm guessing it is hands around the bat and who will win the turn to go first. Alameda Central in Mexico City. Found a picture with more stable climbing platform - though I like the idea of the bleacher stands.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PHeymont ·
The sharpshooters are getting too good! Lynn Millar nailed it, and a more complete piece will appear Sunday, before the inevitable next puzzle on Monday. PS...While Hola (part of a name that actually appears Germanic) was no real clue, the VW was...it's painted the bright green of Mexico City taxis. In 2009, when this image was made, most of the taxis were Beetles.
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Life on the Vltava: Where Gumbo Was (#49)

PHeymont ·
    Gumbo likes the idea that there are many places that look alike, and yet have some "feel" of their own that sets them apart.  Experienced travelers looked and placed it in several different locations...none of them bad guesses. But...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 24, 2014: Watching the Fireworks

PHeymont ·
  New Years, the 4th of July, a summer evening concert—almost anything is a good excuse for fireworks. But sometimes it seems as if no one is just watching; everyone wants to capture an image with a phone, a camera, an iPad. I'm no...
 
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