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Re: Tips to help with packing no matter where you are going

Mac ·
Very useful reminders Marilyn, thanks. Absolutely agree with "don't over-pack" (I still do and get cross with myself when I have unused items at the end of the trip. And yes, Kindles, packing cubes and ZipLoc bags have made great additions to my bag in recent years. Two other thoughts occur: 1) fast drying travel clothing (wash and wear overnight) helps lighten the load 2) don't pack every last item of shampoo, tea bags, snacks etc etc in the belief that you can't possibly buy x x x-thing in...
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Re: Tips to help with packing no matter where you are going

PHeymont ·
Adding to Mac's point. A big turning point for us was when we started packing for 7 days, no matter how much longer the trip. Usually we have a washer in the apartments we rent, but when not, there's always a laundromat nearby, and usually one that will wash and fold while we tour. We don't often enough change locations to want to keep everything packed (and anyway, I'm a compulsive unpacker) so some of the tools are less useful to us...but I do remind everyone that shoes are actually...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
yes, I have been in that tea house before, without a helmet !
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Dr.Y: yes, I have been in that tea house before, without a helmet ! You are a very brave man, Dr.Y! I hope the tea was good, at least.
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
Actually, the Hua Shan (Mountain Hua) is close to the city of Xi'an (where Terracotta warriors museum is located). I visited both in a same trip few years ago. Regarding to the Hua Shan trial, there was a local advise "if you want to climb to the tea house, better do it during night, because you do not see what is around you, ha ha! ". Of course, now a days, you can get there comfortably by riding a Gondola.
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
To be precise, the Hua Shan trial has two sections. The longer scarier section with local advise to be done during night is now equipped with Gondola. Only the hard core climber will try that section now. There are park ranger standing by the entrance to screen if some one is really fit for the climb (after seeing the trial in person, i realized that the screen is not just for increasing the Gondola revenue! ). Not be too relaxed yet, even after the Gondola ride, to reach the tea house, one...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 5) The Elephants of Pinnawala

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PortMoresby! And we've not even been to the sacred tooth relic in Kandy, the medieval ruins of Polonnaruwa, the beautiful hill country filled with tea plantations and "The World's End", a wildlife safari at Yala National Park, nor any of the nice beaches (but keep reading -- reports on these are coming). Sri Lanka is a great destination, especially now that the civil war is over. I was doubly lucky to not only be able to visit a dear friend there but to have time to leisurely explore...
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Re: Beautiful collection of mate cups at the Puerto de Frutos market, El Tigre Argentina. Mate is the national drink of Argentina, a type of tea

PortMoresby ·
Mate' is very high in caffeine and has a lovely smokey flavor. If we look closely at the cups, I believe they are the traditional sort, made from embellished gourds. It's drunk using the "straws". There's a nice version available in the US, 'Morning Thunder' which is combined with black tea, 'Celestial Seasonings' brand. I've even seen mate' available loose at my local natural foods store where they also sell the cups. Fun to see them in situ, DrF.
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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

DrFumblefinger ·
A unique travel experience, SeeSaw! Interesting how similar cultures adopt similar practices. Many of my British friends like to sip their tea through a tea cube in their mouths to sweeten it.
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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I enjoyed Kamakura but I didn't get to experience Matcha tea. Next time!
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Re: Bumped up to Business on Turkish Airlines

GarryRF ·
On my last London - San Francisco flight I was in my Sunday best clothes and managed to score 2 First Class seats. I asked the Flight Attendant why are we having smoked salmon sandwiches with afternoon tea. We've already had salmon for lunch. He replied : "Someone has made an awful mistake putting salmon on the Menu twice on one flight. Ask for a complaints form - then ask for half your money back" " On what I paid " - I told him - " half my money back wouldn't cover the cost of the sandwiches"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

PHeymont ·
I love these little slices of daily life, no matter what country, what city. Community rituals are so important to our being communities, not just populations! Thanks, Island Man!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

DrFumblefinger ·
You've truly got a slice of everyday life as the "locals" live it, Islandman! thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #60

Lynn Millar ·
Aha! This one had me because it looked so familiar, but I couldn't place. Yosemite, Sequoia, King National Parks? The fountain must have been turned off the day I was there 3 years ago, because I didn't notice it. Busy sipping tea in the lobby and on the verandah, watching children Easter egg hunt? And yes there is a tennis court on the property along with a swimming pool. It's in the circle in front of the Wawona Hotel south of Yosemite. After a stop there, I had a nice walk in the meadow...
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Re: America's Best Ice-Cream Shops? Tell us yours...

Travel Rob ·
As a kid, I always enjoyed Green Tea Ice Cream from restaurants in Little Tokyo,Los Angeles. When i last went to Little Tokyo,I tried a little dessert shop in a mini mall there, Mikawaya, and loved it. They give you just a little, but the price is a $1.00 Mikawaya http://www.yelp.com/biz/mikawaya-los-angeles
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

GarryRF ·
Enjoyable walk around Toronto DrF. Love your "Victorian" attitude to some stores as "smutty" Looks like a very enjoyable city and worth visiting. I fear that all my relatives would discover my plans if I went. I would spend most of the week drinking tea and hearing stories of Aunty Ethel's bad leg. Oh ...and the twins....let me get the photo album...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2014: Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

DrFumblefinger ·
I too am a fan of Colonial era hotels. The only ones I've ever stayed at were in Sri Lanka where, at the time, they weren't much more than a night at a Howard Johnson's. When you make your way to Sri Lanka, PortMoresby, check out some that island has to offer. You might be pleasantly surprised. Sri Lankan people I interacted with actually were quite grateful overall for the contributions the British made to their island -- tea plantations, roads, railroads, and government. And, of course,...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
Think I need to send you some "Tetley Tea Bags " in the post Paul. I have to bring my own T-Bags to the US. Very weak brew you get in Restaurants. One day we'll get you a T Pot to complement your kitchen.... and maybe some fresh tea (not bagged)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Thanks, Garry...but I actually have a collection of teapots, some loose tea...and too much indolence to make it right!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
How to make a perfect brew : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8LbiVjmXc If that's too much messing - get some strong flavour Tea Bags !
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Re: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
It's apparent that tea is an important component of these images. I'm curious -- does having tea enhance your garden experience?
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Re: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

PHeymont ·
I am a latecomer to tea, but I can testify that, like butter, it enhances every occasion.
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Re: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: I'm curious -- does having tea enhance your garden experience? DrF, Rogers & Astaire. Cable cars & San Francisco. Gardens & tea. One cannot be imagined without the other.
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Re: A legend returns: Raffles re-opens

GarryRF ·
They do make a wonderful cup of Tea !
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Re: America's Cuppa Tea: A visit to the Celestial Seasons Factory, Boulder

Marilyn Jones ·
I had no idea there was a tea factory in America...excellent and informative article!!
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Re: America's Cuppa Tea: A visit to the Celestial Seasons Factory, Boulder

PortMoresby ·
Not the only tea factory in America: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ton-tea-plantation-1 And grown in America: https://worldoftea.org/us-grown-tea/ Thanks for this one, DrF.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#116)

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the final clue. The reveal and discussion go up on Monday. Nice room, isn't it? Perhaps a good place to have a few fingers of whiskey or a tea party with some friends?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
Time for today's clue. Gumbo and his fellow travelers are invited into the home of a local celebrity. In the early 1950s this man was a participant in a monumental historic achievement. The man is obviously elderly now but he and his wife serve us tea in the local manner. We are given gifts of a white silk scarf, as you can see in the bottom photo. The tall gentleman standing beside the local couple is the gentleman in the yellow coat from yesterday's clue. He is extremely well known in his...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: So this is definitely not a revisit to Leavenworth, WA... Folks in Leavenworth do love their mountains and enjoy a good cup of tea, but I think it's fair to say this couple doesn't life in Leavenworth. And I'll go one step further and say it's not North America.
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

GarryRF ·
Stelios is a clever man. Lots of free advertising for a new cut price food store. Many basic items such as sugar - tea - canned drinks - bottled water - beer - vegetables and milk can be found below 25 pence / 35 cents in lo-cost stores in the UK already. And next month when it all goes to 50 pence he'll once again be on a winner !
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

Travel Rob ·
I really do like this idea because a lot of people are too proud to go to food banks if they are in need and at least they can get a few things there. Also , if it spreads its a good way for travelers to pick up a few snacks for the road. Here are the items for sale listed on the site : Tea Ground Coffee Chicken Curry Sugar Orangeade Pasta Mushroom Sauce Digestives Chick Peas Sardines and Sauce Cream Crackers Pasta Sauce Flour Tomato Ketchup Variety Pack Cereal Potatoes Jaffa Cakes Fruit...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

GarryRF ·
When I was a little nipper and hadn't started school we would visit family at the weekend. No TV. No money. 1950's -you get the picture. So socialising with Dad's 9 brothers and sisters was as good as it got ! If you mentioned the War in some homes you'd be out the front door quicker than a Rat up a Drain pipe ! Others would tell you tales to make your hair curl. Tails of unbelievable bravery, absurdity and stupidity. The Ladies would tell the tale of how the American and Canadian GI's would...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

PortMoresby ·
This is the chapter I've been waiting for, DrF. I 'm a lover of all things tea, which includes stays in tea growing places. I've made pilgrimages to the hill countries of various parts of India, China and Malaysia and now I believe "Ceylon" must be the next target. Many thanks for the fine introduction.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PortMoresby! There's lots of interesting places to stay in the Hill Country, some in tea plantations themselves. My favorite place here was the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. A bit of historic elegance. Where else can you find a "cigar room" (where men gather to smoke) and a "billiards room" anymore?
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Re: Name Your Favorite Restaurants for Atmosphere, Past or Present

PortMoresby ·
For the sake of the memory I'm going to add another place here where I had possibly the best meal of my life. I cannot tell you the name of it or if it had a name or even where it is exactly, somewhere along the country road between Jinghong (Yunnan, China) and the Burma border. I'd hired a guide/driver to take me to the tribal market, famous in those parts, and on the way back suggested we stop for lunch. I'm one of those who believe regional Chinese is the best food in the world and this...
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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

GarryRF ·
Travelling as light as you do it would be an awful burden Rob. I found a lovely bargain today. A Samsung ST 72 camera. It has wifi to view the pix on my TV and its so tiny that I could tuck it into my sock. $50 US and brand new ! Its been in the stores for over a year. So its reduced ! Getting to be a collector I'm afraid ! Sounds just like your "Cup of Tea" though Rob
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 15, 2013: Grazing in Barcelona's Bouqueria Market

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting local markets. I try to make a point of seeing one every trip if possible. Sometimes you can pick up great gifts from these (eg. tea, spices). Another place I like to visit when I can is the local library. The quality of a library tells me a lot about a people and the values they and their government have.
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Re: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

DrFumblefinger ·
A love for beverages is a personal and often acquired taste. Others share your feelings about beer. Others feel the same way about wine, hard spirits, coffee or tea. To each, their beverage of choice! I enjoy sampling whatever beverage is popular in a region. For example, when in the hills of Sri Lanka, there's nothing better than a cup of BOPF tea. In Italy, it makes sense to focus on the wine. When in Ireland, you need to try the Guinness and some of their triple distilled whiskey.
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Re: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

PortMoresby ·
Interesting, Dr F, that you're a fan of fannings (the F in BOPF). The smallest particles of the tea, what tea bags are made from, I too prefer it to whole leaf as I like my tea strong. Now we have a beverage in common.
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Re: Liverpool UK. Voted #3 by Rough Guides

GarryRF ·
You were lucky Rob. The rain was warmer than the Beer ! Hope you enjoyed the Tea and Cakes on the South Lawn ! http://www.liverpool-360.co.uk...rist-attractions.htm
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Re: All the Tea In...Charleston?

DrFumblefinger ·
I must admit that I would not have thought to look for a tea garden in South Carolina. Thanks so much for this fascinating little travel gem! I'm definitely stopping by the next time I visit Charleston.
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Re: All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
While I'm on the subject, here are the places Fodor's regards as the best 10 places in the world for afternoon tea: http://www.fodors.com/news/pho...ts-for-afternoon-tea I wonder if those who chose them have actually been in all 10? I've been in 5 of the 10, although had tea in just 3 of them (Penang, Orangery London, Victoria BC). To their list I'd add the Peninsula HKG and the Strand in Rangoon.
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Wildlife safaris are generally conducted at dawn and dusk, when animals are most active and your chance of seeing them is optimized.  During the heat of day most animals go into the bush and rest.    (scrambled eggs anyone?)...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Middleton Place

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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PortMoresby's Visit to Charleston, SC

PortMoresby ·
  December 3, 2014:      All the Tea in...Charleston? December 10, 2014:   Charleston's Grand Mansions: Drayton Hall December 17, 2014:   Charleston's Grand Mansions: Middleton Place December 24, 2014:   Charleston's...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
 
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