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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

PHeymont ·
OK. So we know it is Asian, and that it was built by colonizers/invaders from another country. Since the architecture is Asian, I think we can assume the invaders were, too. The problem then is the next term: "link them with a settlement of people from a third country." That seems to imply that the "third country" people are NOT across a border in their own land but are also in the invaded country, but living separately from the invaders. If I'm correct in guessing the bridge at upwards of...
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

arion ·
I'll give it some thought while cruising the Hawaiian Islands later this month, if I have a minute when not learning to hula dance, eat poi and look down into volcano craters. Aloha from Montreal, in the Province of Quebec where our provincial government wants to pass a law making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the hijab, for Jewish men to wear the skull cap (forget the proper name) and for South Asian men to wear turbans, if they work in government institutions (i.e. schools,...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 5) The Elephants of Pinnawala

PortMoresby ·
Lots to consider. I can't go through Thailand without hanging out a few weeks so the 2 ticket plan may suit me better. I see Cathay Pacific also flies to Colombo, connecting in HKG. Will have to do more research to see if any of the low fare Asian airlines can facilitate a plan. What season is your favorite there? Is there an off-season when there are bargains to be had?
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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing this.It does sound like a great way to help the Elephants while getting to spend with them !
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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing these thoughts. Elephants are highly intelligent animals, probably smarter than dogs for example. Wild elephants in Asia are having a hard time because of loss of habitat and conversion of their normal range to agricultural land. Most do not have ivory tusks so unlike their African cousins, they are not slaughtered for their teeth. In Sri Lanka I visited the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala a number of times, which I've previously written about on TravelGumbo at this link .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

PortMoresby ·
I'd dearly love to see her "messy" cart. But, yes IM, your vision takes precedence, certainly.
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Re: Gallery: Borneo, Market in Sibu

PHeymont ·
You can always get me with a market, but this one was especially interesting because of the display of canned goods. Living in a neighborhood with many Caribbean, Asian and South Asian neighbors, I see some of those brands and products in our local fruit stands and small groceries. Truly "world food!"
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

HistoryDigger ·
Looks like India to me. I could be way off but it reminds me of places in my Asian travels.
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great market. I've only visited it once, and it's enormous and hard to get your head around, although there is a fair bit of repetition among the stalls. There are several excellent restaurants at the market. I've forgotten the name of the place, but there was a southeastern Asian restaurant that we ate at which provided us with one of the best meals we ate in Vienna, a city known for its great food. One of the Austrians at a table beside us began a conversation and told us he...
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Re: Vienna cafe to charge for a charge

PHeymont ·
Terrassencafe im Hundertwasserhaus. And to read her interview with the Kurier newspaper, the owner, Galina Pokorny, might not be a very genial host anyway, although she did agree that no other cafe was doing the same. Here's some more of what she said: "Tourists - always electricity, electricity, electricity. Sorry but who is going to pay me for it? ... I run a cafe, not an internet cafe." "It's getting more and more extreme. People come and think everything is accessible and free... You...
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Re: Have you a reservation, sir? Thailand considers selling tickets to country!

PortMoresby ·
I consider it infinitely better to pay a relatively small fee to enter the country than to go through hoops & bother for a visa as we must for a number of Asian countries. Thailand was the first, and I think the only country, where I was required to stop at a booth to pay a departure tax upon leaving the country by air so what possible difference if we pay coming or going (or both?). And I actually prefer the idea of an up front fee rather than having it buried as taxes that can increase...
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Dinael ·
Love chocolate! Ive been to Brussels many times and everytime Im searching for new brands of chocolate - all of them are awsome! My latest discovery are the Emoti boxes of chocolates , which are originally from Wommelgem.
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Re: Chinese Airlines Looking for Bigger Share of Int'l Service

PortMoresby ·
I have, indeed, noticed that Chinese airlines (China Eastern, China Southern) that I've used domestically or from other Asian countries to China, appearing on fare searches lately, usually with very competitive fares. I intend to pay closer attention. Thanks P.
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Re: High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

GarryRF ·
Excellent photos of a tradition I knew nothing about ! It's in events like weddings that we see how much our customs vary. In the UK there's an outcry - when a family of Asian origin return from vacation with their 13 year old daughter married to an older man. And legally not acceptable. I remember when I was kid, hearing stories of how English fathers were keen to get their daughters married off too. Tales from around 1900 I suppose!
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AirAsia offers 1-month 10-city pass

PHeymont ·
AirAsia, one of the major budget arilines in Southeast Asia, is offerning a one-month pass for about $148 that allows travelers to fly free among 10 Southeast Asian cities. Airport taxes, etc. are extra.   The pass is designed to increase tourism...
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Why you should visit Borneo

Go Live Explore ·
  Borneo is a magnificent island full of life and wilderness, and is home to some of the most endangered animals in the world. Located off the eastern coast of Malaysia, Borneo combines modernism and forward thinking along with adventure and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 10, 2014: Acharu Ram the 90 year old station porter

Mac ·
 Acharu Ram is a cheery, very hardy station porter and a real character! As our narrow-gauge 'toy train' the "Himalayan Queen" finally brakes to a clanky, wheezy and generally noisy halt in the station of the Sri Lankan hill town of Shimla,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 29, 2013: Petronas Towers, Malaysia

Mac ·
Based on simple geometric forms of two interlocking squares creating a shape of eight-pointed stars, these futuristic towers soar 88 stories and 452m (1,483 ft) above the street level of Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of the south-east Asian...
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Can it be ?? smart airlines are upping Economy Class

DrFumblefinger ·
Responding to pressure from Asian and Middle Eastern carriers, it seems that European and American airlines are starting to pay more (?some) attention to those passengers in their Economy cabins.  Seems they are finally realizing that small...
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The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Except for the stifling humidity, steamy heat and admixture of tropical rain-forest, Singapore will remind you more of Chicago or New York than most Asian cities.  Its skyline is as packed with modern...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Where Gumbo was #85)

Jonathan L ·
    In addition its contributions to the performing arts Los Angeles is also home to the largest art museum in the Western United States – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Blvd just east of Fairfax Ave....
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American, Korea to codeshare on DFW-Seoul

PHeymont ·
Not letting alliance loyalties get in the way of a good deal, American Airlines (Oneworld) and Korea Airlines (Sky Team) have signed a codeshare agreement on the Seoul-to-Dallas/Ft Worth route that American recently began flying.   It's a win for...
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Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
Airbus is celebrating this week; it delivered its 9000th plane since being formed from British, French, German companies in 1968 to compete with the Big 3 U.S. makers. The new plane, an A321, went to a fairly new Asian airline, VietJetAir.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 16, 2015: Sunday Afternoon in Kerala, India

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  Growing up on an island I've always been fascinated with older couples who dress in their very best and take a Sunday afternoon stroll hand in hand together in quiet spaces such as a park or city square. I quite enjoyed seeing this on my...
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Brooklyn's Spectacular Botanic Garden (Where Gumbo Was #112)

PHeymont ·
  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a pint-size treasure that always seems bigger than it is (and which occupies an outsize place in botanical research) was this week's answer to Where in the World is TravelGumbo? Because the Garden presents an array...
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The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
The February President's Week break in New York schools is one of our regular travel times, and a welcome escape from bad weather...usually. We've given up on the idea of only traveling to warm places, but we did think that Istanbul, based on weather...
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A Price War over Trans-Atlantic? TravelGumbo interviews Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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Top 10 Things to Do in Birmingham

Ruby Daub ·
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of approximately 1,000,075 at the latest count. With a distinguished history based on its manufacturing heritage this proud city is now a magnet for tourists from all over the world and whether it is shopping you love, attractions or festivals and events, Birmingham and its surrounding area has everything you can think of. Murder Mystery Events If you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Birmingham why not try a Murder...
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Boeing makes first 737 MAX delivery

PHeymont ·
Boeing's first 737 MAX delivery goes to an unexpected customer
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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WestJet shows off its ambitions with big Dreamliner order

PHeymont ·
WestJet orders 20 Boeing 787s to expand its international reach, while also planning to enter the ultra-low-cost market at home.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
This week PortMoresby introduces us to a long-time favorite, magnificent Filoli, in Woodside, California.
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In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PortMoresby ·
After years admiring pictures of Sezincote’s Neo-Mughal design, PortMoresby visits the house in Gloucestershire and is in for a surprise.
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VanDuzen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

PHeymont ·
A visit to an unusual botanical garden, and thoughts on why it's hard for PHeymont to write about it.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Lancaster Central Market: Changed, and Not

PHeymont ·
One of America's best small city markets has changed over time, while keeping its traditional character. PHeymont visited recently.
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The Era of Masked Travel is here

PHeymont ·
As travel resumes, many questions are yet to be answered but one of them has: Yes, you'll be wearing a mask as you fly.
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Why add Kuang Si Falls in your Laos Tour Package Itinerary?

James C. (Guest) ·
Details of a beautiful waterfall make it well worth seeing when visiting Laos (sponsored content)
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Weimar food fight: the Döner that isn't

PHeymont ·
Strict enforcement of Germany's food codes has forced döner kebab to take an alias in some cities.
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"Top Ten" cities list shifts to Asia

PHeymont ·
The world's most-visited cities list continues to show strong growth in Asia, with other areas growing, but slipping on the list.
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On Safari, Panna Tiger Reserve, India

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger goes on a safari in India, his quest to spot the elusive tiger. Mission accomplished!
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Virus: varied effects on tourism

PHeymont ·
Amid sharp downward effects on tourism due to coronavirus fears, Kyoto sees an opportunity.
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Best Places to Visit in LA

Ori B (Guest) ·
Ori shares some of the travel highlights of visiting sunny Los Angeles (sponsored content)
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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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Seattle Museum Month: Triple Play

PHeymont ·
February is Museum Month in Seattle, with special deals on hotels, low airfares and free or reduced admission to dozens of museums.
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Is your hotel's WiFi fast enough? Check here!

PHeymont ·
Hotel WiFi Test, a company that collects WiFi data and uses it to help travelers find a hotel where they won't scream in frustration at bad WiFi, has published a list of rankings for chains and hotels in the U.S. and internationally.   They...
 
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