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Re: Canadian snowbirds: Don't clip our wings!

PHeymont ·
And yet, the right to emergency medical care, no matter what beach you're lying on, is supposedly guaranteed under CHA. And every other province honors it, as did Ontario until Doug Ford (brother of the late bizarre Toronto mayor) was elected.
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

PHeymont ·
Well, today's news includes the first commercial flight in 50 years from Key West to Havana. 9 tourists and the mayor of Key West...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

PHeymont ·
Great pictures...makes me want to go back! Interesting to note: the Mayor of Venice has been very active lately in trying to get the large cruise ships re-routed to keep them out of the fragile space between San Marco and Guidecca...and last month hundreds of people swam out to try to block the ships!
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Re: Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
A great day in Lima, Peru. The only place I've encountered even worse traffic than Lima was in Bangkok, although I'm told several Chinese cities top that. Nice piece, Jonathan, thanks!
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Re: Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

Travel Rob ·
Great piece Jonathan!
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Re: Shhh! Your suitcase is disturbing my sleep!

PHeymont ·
Well...it turns out... Or anyway, maybe the flurry of media protests changed their mind... But the city commissioner for Venice (the Mayor was removed earlier this year for corruption) denies that there was ever a plan to ban the suitcases or fine the tourists. He did say that they cause damage, but the rules are intended at noisy freight carts. However you view it, here's the LATEST
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Re: New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

PHeymont ·
Anything that pushes back at Uber is generally fine with me, but there are a few side issues here...starting with the "aging taxi fleet," which is actually newer than it's been in many years. The NV2000 boondoggle (and that's what it is) started with the previous mayor, Bloomberg, who decided that all owners should be forced to use the same cab..and then chose the NV2000, which does not, and cannot, meet ADA standards. For it to be wheelchair accessible requires an aftermarket conversion...
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Re: Doors of Charleston

GarryRF ·
The very last act of the American civil war - Captain Waddell of the CCS Shenandoah (built in the UK), walking up the steps of Liverpool Town Hall surrendering his vessel to the Lord Mayor, after sailing 'home' from Alaska to surrender. The shipping offices in Rumford Place Liverpool were the Embassy of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. The CCS Shenandoah was the only Confederate ship to circumnavigate the world.
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

PortMoresby ·
I don't see a picture of the mayor. Coming soon, right?
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
They have a special "sniffing room" for the mayor.
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Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 2)

Travel Rob ·
 Barton Academy, 504 Government St. First Public School in Alabama   I've walked on Government Street in Mobile Alabama four separate times. The funny thing is, as I finished up seeing the sights that I came for, I  kept...
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Does it Pay to Host the Super Bowl?

Travel Rob ·
Is there a benefit for cities that host the Super Bowl? According to Glendale's mayor, not in their case.   Read More: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-bad-economics-of-hosting-the-super-bowl/article/2559417  ...
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Pensacola Intergalactic Airport?

Travel Rob ·
The Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon (a sci-fi, movie and gaming convention ) partnered up to develop a welcome campaign in the  month of February for the 2015 Pensacon convention scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1 .As part of the...
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New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
          Photo from Wikimedia Commons,Author ProfDEH The  new code of Code of Conduct  for Buskers (Street Performers) in London was issued on Monday by Mayor Boris Johnson. These official...
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South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Jonathan L ·
  South Miami Beach is probably one of the most photographed cities in the United States. It is home to what may be the densest collection of art deco architecture in the United States. It is hard to find something new to say, in fact, when I...
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Looking for a quirky vacation spot? Here's "Northern Exposure"

PHeymont ·
Yes, Talkeetna, Alaska, the town that was the model and lent scenery to the TV series Northern Exposure has a well-tended reputation for quirkiness, and welcomes visitors. Although some may have found the welcome a bit rough: there are rumors that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

PHeymont ·
No one really knows where it started, but it's spread all over the world in the past few years—"Love Locks" snapped onto railings, especially on bridges.   Some hate them and feel they disfigure spaces with other purposes (in Basel, we...
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London Plans to Expand its 24 Hour Weekend Tube Service

Travel Rob ·
London had previously announced that the Tube would offer 24-hour weekend trains on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines starting on September 12. This past Friday, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Chancellor George Osborne said...
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Friendly Rivalry Over The Start Of Mardi Gras

Travel Rob ·
Where is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the US? It seems it depends on who you ask. Mobile and New Orleans have enjoyed a friendly rivalry about it's birthplace over the years. In this Mardi Gras season, the Mayor of Mobile is touting Mobile as the...
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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
By a quick count, I’ve photographed markets in nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Europe; they’ve often appeared here on TravelGumbo. And yet the market I visit most often, and where my wife shops almost weekly, hasn’t found...
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Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

PHeymont ·
Add Toronto to the list of cities, including New York and London, that have recently reported record new levels of tourism. In Toronto's case, it adds up to over 14 million overnight guests.   While its sports teams, the CN Tower, markets and...
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Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was my leaving thought after exploring it for a week too. It's difficult not to fall in love with such a enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a...
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Seville Cathedral, Spain (Where Gumbo was, #237)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Gothic Cathedral in Seville, Spain. Built on the site of a mosque, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well worth a visit when in Andalusia.
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Sicilian town bans pushy waiters after brawl

PHeymont ·
After a street brawl between rival waiters last month, Taormina is sending them inside to keep the streets peaceful.
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Paris: 2017 Best Baguette winner is chosen

PHeymont ·
The winner of the annual Best Baguette in Paris has been announced. The award gets cash and a special responsibility.
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Swiss village: We're too pretty, so no pix!

PHeymont ·
A Swiss village has an unusual publicity ploy: It's forbidden photographs of the village on grounds it will just make people jealous to see how pretty it is.
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Army of Toy Cats poised to chase rats in Italy

PHeymont ·
An army of toy cats brings attention to a growing rat problem in an Italian village.
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Quake-ruined town tired of disaster groupies

PHeymont ·
Amatrice's mayor invites visitors to visit the mountains and surroundings, but to be respectful of the town's tragedy.
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Paris gets a real car-free day

PHeymont ·
This time, the car-free zone is the whole city, as Paris gives up most motor transport for a day
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Swannanoa Palace, Afton, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #224)

George G. ·
George G shares the solution to this week's travel puzzle, the delightful and beautiful Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. One of America's finest homes and well worth a visit
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Eating in Bruges: Tourist scam or bonus for locals?

PHeymont ·
Do restaurant discounts limited to locals help residents survive gentrification, or do they rip off travelers? It’s all in how you look at it!
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Rome imposes a summer drinking curfew

PHeymont ·
Rome's mayor extends a curfew on outdoor drinking and takeaway sales—except in her own neighborhood.
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Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L, a veteran traveler to Puerto Rico, takes you down some of his favorite off-the-tourist-track streets in Old San Juan
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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French singer's rooster hits a sour note

PHeymont ·
A rural rooster's morning song riles vacationing urbanites and ignites a local campaign in his defense.
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August 30, 2017: Sutro Baths, San Francisco

Jonathan L ·
Revisiting one of San Francisco's lost landmarks in Golden Gate Park with Jonathan L
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Prague's Jewish Quarter: An Emotional and Educational Journey

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones in her exploration of one of Europe's most important Jewish history sites, and one of Prague's most-visited areas.
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Barcelona plans big changes for La Rambla

PHeymont ·
Barcelona is looking at plans to 'reclaim' its famed La Rambla with less clutter and congestion.
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Munich's sad choice: No Oktoberfest

PHeymont ·
Bierfest fans will have to settle for socially-distant "Prosit!" this year as Munich sides with safety over suds.
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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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Monumental Madrid

PHeymont ·
PHeymont examines some of the outward aspects of buildings that give Madrid its character.
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General Grant National Memorial, New York

PHeymont ·
PHeymont becomes one of this national monument's few visitors and finds out more about its history.
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Maymont Mansion, Richmond, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #366)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting home of James and Sallie Dooley, known as Maymont. The mansion is located at 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia.
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Sardinia town: Nix on Google Maps

PHeymont ·
Fed up with misdirected motorists, the town is putting up signs warning visitors not to follow Google's directions.
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Venice flood: News keeps getting worse

PHeymont ·
As flooding continues in Venice, the city and its residents face not only a huge cleanup and repair bill but big future losses to its key tourism business.
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December 25, 2019: Christmas in New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of the pictures she took while exploring NYC at Christmas. It is such a magical place during the holidays.
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Rome mayor: Ban souvenir stands

PHeymont ·
Rome is trying for more decorum around its tourism attractions, but some of the rules are coming under fire.
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Jan. 16, 2020: Bacardi Museum, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
GarryRF's night-time view takes us to one of Cuba's most important museums, founded by the Bacardi family.
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Daytripping: The Lafayette Trail, Havre De Grace, Maryland

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger explores some of the sights around the history-rich Lafayette Trail.
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Rome: Anti-tourist wall for Trevi Fountain?

PHeymont ·
Rome's war on 'bad behavior' by tourists and others has taken a new and controversial step forward with city council approval of a plan to put a one-metre-high glass and steel wall around the famed Trevi Fountain. That follows by about a month a plan to ban souvenir stands from major tourism sites, and by a year bans on sitting on or putting feet in the city's fountains. That especially applies to the Trevi, scene of a famous in-the-water encounter between Marcello Mastroianni and Anita...
 
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