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Re: Notes and Noticings from the road

PHeymont ·
Actually, I think the banks have a fairly minimal (as small as I can make it) impact on my currency transactions, in part because I never deal with exchanges; I use bank ATMs. That way, the exchange takes place not on my account, but as an interbank transaction at the base rate banks use with each other. I used to use my ATM card from Citibank, but eventually they began charging a 3% foreign exchange fee even on withdrawals. At that point, I opened an account with Charles Schwab, a brokerage...
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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

PHeymont ·
OMG, is that a rhubarb clafouti?
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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

PortMoresby ·
It looks like rhubarb to me, too. I'd call it a tart but where do they call it a clafouti? I've never heard the word.
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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
That does look like rhubarb, doesn't it? It was sitting right beside the ham and mushroom quiche. But rhubarb sounds appealing right now.....
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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

PHeymont ·
Clafoutis (I lost an s in typing) is a French dessert that is essentially a tart with fruit (the most traditional is cherries) in a flan-like custard. Usually you bake part of the custard a bit, add the fruit and more custard. I always thought it was from Normandy, because I first encountered it there, and then in a Norman restaurant in Paris, but it turns out the food historians say it comes from Limousin, and the name is from the Occitan "clafotis" which means "filled." So what probably...
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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

PortMoresby ·
Very interesting. Eating them for decades and never heard the term. I love to learn something about which I believed I already knew it all! Yum.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept 2, 2014: Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Travel Rob ·
Thanks ,great to see the Jardin du Luxembourg in different seasons.It is one of my favorite places in the summer for people watching.
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Re: Where do the "permanent travelers" go?

PortMoresby ·
I have one friend who's a permanent traveler. While he spends time in a variety of places, his preference is Asia, with Thailand at the top of his list. Chiang Mai is where we met and in nearby villages is where he spends the majority of his time. He has a private income so work has nothing to do with his choice. I'd be interested to see how the results of the survey would change if that element was removed from the equation. And how it would change if broken down by age group. Also, how...
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

PortMoresby ·
Paul bakeries are my downfall and they seem to be everywhere. Millions of calories I don't need have been forced on me by this company, against my will of course. They clearly use hypnosis or some similar mechanism, from which one cannot escape. Fortunately, as far as I know, there's an ocean between me and the closest such tart pusher.
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
We really enjoyed Paul's as well. Everything was always perfectly fresh and perfect! An excellent budget travel tip for those looking for an inexpensive breakfast or lunch while in Europe. And everything in their counter does reach out to your psyche with an "Eat me" message!
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

PHeymont ·
Last two times in Paris we didn't even get out of CDG without a stop at Paul...and that's not just because they've taken my name...but I don't see my favorite mocha eclair in the picture...
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
Pheymont -- are you trying to tell me you'd refuse an offering from that platter just because your favorite wasn't on it?? If so, your willpower is a log factor stronger than mine!
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Where do the "permanent travelers" go?

PHeymont ·
Expat Insder, a curious publication of Internations.org, surveyed 14,000 expats in 160 countries for their views on where they have found happiness, a safe comfortable life, affordable living, etc.    Surprise! Only three European countries...
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Update: Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

PHeymont ·
For some of us, credit cards are more than a convenient way to pay—they are the lifeline to free travel through loyalty programs. Between points for purchases and bonuses for opening or upgrading credit card accounts, it's possible to get quite...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 20, 2013: Luxembourg, Old City and Ramparts

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of Europe's smallest countries, it's easy not to visit Luxembourg, neatly tucked in between the cultural and economic giants of Europe -- France and Germany -- and just west of its political capital in Belgium.  But its a beautiful...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 14, 2013: Street performers, Luxembourg

DrFumblefinger ·
 I remember my delight in making soap bubbles as a small boy!  My mother would mix the soapy solution and I'd take my little wand and run outside, blowing and watching the little bubbles drift away (before they popped). So it appealed...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept 2, 2014: Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

IslandMan ·
     As I have mentioned in previous posts, whenever we visit a new city, town or village, we always seek out the nearest park or gardens in order to get our bearings and to just soak the atmosphere of the place. Paris was no exception...
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Where Gumbo was #53

DrFumblefinger ·
  This photo proved quite challenging.  It definitely looks European, mostly non-descript, but with one main clue, namely the fortified walls seen on the right side of the river.  Only one person came forward with an answer and...
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Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City. Built by the Jesuits, today it is the only Cathedral in the city.
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March 20, 2019: Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg City

DrFumblefinger ·
We look at the Grand Palace of the tiny country of Luxembourg in our Pic of the Day.
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May 14, 2019: Things go Better with Coke

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a piece of street-art he discovered in Luxembourg City.
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When Debit and Credit Cards aren't your best traveling choices

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently PHeymont wrote a nice article on how to pay for things while traveling abroad which I'd recommend you familiarize yourself with (click  here ) before reading the rest of this blog post.  I largely agree with what he posted, but...
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Up, Up and Away: Airline miles cards with big bonuses

PHeymont ·
Up, up and away—quickly! That’s the goal for many frequent fliers, and a current round of cards for various airlines is offering some big bonuses to meet that goal…some of them enough for a round-trip to Europe in one shot. Right...
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Re: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

GarryRF ·
Beautiful Photos DrF !
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Re: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

George G. ·
Luxembourg American Cemetery photos from our trip there with General Patton marker. Snowed so hard in the city we had to pop an umbrella from the car. Upon leaving the city a local driver ran a stop sign and hit our new Volvo which dampened the trip even more than the heavy snow.
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Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
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Luxembourg, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
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