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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: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Hey , i'm so happy that you made this blog about Brasov, my city , happy that someone figure it about and posted the right answer about the puzzle. Everything said here is true, and to add more info about this destination, remind that The Black Church is the most photographied attraction in Romania, and right behind it with Dracula Bran Castle.
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Re: World's most dangerous airport? Would you land here? Lukla, Nepal

PortMoresby ·
Your pictures remind me very much of the Shimla Airport, same end of runway in space, same commitment required by pilot and passengers alike. The plane was tiny, I sat immediately behind the pilot, a Sikh with headphones perched atop his turban rather than over his ears, unique in my experience. The view was a bit too immediate for my liking but we made it off just fine and bounced in the heat all the way to Delhi. Thanks for the memory, DrF.
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Oldsmobile...think it's a 55, might be 54. My first car was a 53 Olds 88. PHeymont -- you owned a Rocket 88? Remember that old song by Ike Turner and Jackie Brentson? Here's the you-tube link to remind those who may have forgotten this classic song -- one of the first Rock 'n Roll tunes ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0
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Re: Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

PHeymont ·
Wow! I missed this the first time around...and while the scenics are great, it is the touching close-ups and groups of "ordinary" people that are truly outstanding; they remind me of the work of Louis Hine and Beatrice Abbott...but in color. Speaking of color...I'm also reminded of how much better early Kodachrome was at reds than at blues and greens...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#130)

PortMoresby ·
With the exception of the tidy tunnel and the "lake", all the pictures remind me very much of a place I lived in SE AZ, where copper was queen. The "planter", the headframes above the pit, all very familiar.
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Re: Is your airport bin clean enough? Maybe not.

PortMoresby ·
Is anyone surprised that airports are a health hazard? How about those rubber gloves all the security people wear for protection - protecting themselves from us and passing it all along with every touch to our passports, our belongings and (save me!) a pat-down. And PHeymont felt duty-bound to remind us. The only thing worse is not going.
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Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

PHeymont ·
The striped pattern an archways remind me of what you see in the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. In Cordoba, the earlier portions get their color from different colors of stone, and the later ones were painted. Which way is it at Rila? Thanks for the view!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

Roderick Simpson ·
I think Dr. Fumblefinger is on to something, as the tree in the foreground is a copper beech. We need a geologist to help us with the appearance of the rock face, but it does remind me on Mainland Greece. I am looking forward to another clue or perhaps someone else solving this.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

DrFumblefinger ·
Good observations, Mac. An important clue are the buildings towards the top of the photo. what do they remind you of?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

Mac ·
Certainly hangers but with quite low doors... A large fuel(?) bowser? Looks like a jet blast shield at the end of the runway and sea all around(?). Must have public access or just 'not secret' due to the ferry and Dr. F taking photos, so not military. Why does Dr F ask what the hanger shapes remind me of? It looks as if cars are in front of the hanger doors.. Is that logical? Are we talking seaplanes I wonder... but no slipway and why a runway? Head aches...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 21, 2015: Fitness Reminder

PortMoresby ·
Was there another in Spanish (and French, Italian, German...) or are only English speakers perceived to need reminding?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 21, 2015: Fitness Reminder

PHeymont ·
Perhaps further down the beach. Or perhaps only we were thought to be over-concerned enough about fitness to get the joke.
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Re: Weymouth's tribute to the brave.

PHeymont ·
Together with the Finding Reiner series, this post helps remind us of the individuals and the effects on their communities. We've been seeing large and small memorials in France this past week. We were stunned, viewing the memorial in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, to note that there are over 100 names on the WWI memorial, many with similar, even identical names, contrasted with only a half-dozen or so from WWII, and then other numbers from other wars. The large losses in France in the First World...
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Re: New trend: airport lounges for non-members

PHeymont ·
It is a pleasure, as well, when making early morning connections in Europe. I've had lounge access through various credit cards for the past few years and truly enjoyed breakfast in a lounge while waiting for the next flight, and even the ability to doze a little, knowing that a) the seat is comfortable, b) my bag is safe and c) the agent at the desk will remind me it's time to walk to the gate! Even at $35 a pop...likely worth it.
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 4)

PHeymont ·
I've really enjoyed this journey...thanks! For anyone who hasn't, I'd suggest checking out the first 3 parts as well. It's amazing to realize how varied the architecture and the wildlife and even the river itself seem at different points along the way. Some of the variation serves to remind us, as well, how many many years went into all this; all of our civilizations are young by comparison, no matter how old they seem to us!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: June 19, 2014: Seville Oranges

DrFumblefinger ·
Seville oranges remind me more of lemons than usual oranges in that they attack your taste buds. You'd have thought the folks would have learned to plant mandarin or naval or valencia oranges!?
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Re: Gasoline Alley: The signs

PHeymont ·
That's a great collection! I remember many of them from childhood trips in the 1950s, and in others I see signs with familiar shapes and designs, but Canadian names...also quite a few that remind us of commercial history...Richfield Oil before Atlantic Richfield before ARCO, for instance. I'm beginning to think my day in Calgary at a teacher conference a few years ago was spent in the wrong part of town!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

PHeymont ·
The nail sculpture, and especially the last picture, remind me a bit of El Anatsui's work, a visual fabric composed of commonplace elements. Fabulous! I did a little looking, and was able to find the artist, David Partridge. The work is called Metropolis, and uses more than 100,000 nails. If you drop a coin into it at the top, apparently, the coin will find a path to the bottom, making random music as it goes! Here's some more about it
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 3, 2014: Panning

Travel Luver ·
It is a very cool technique, and does remind me of a painting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 6, 2014: The Twelve Apostles - Victoria, Australia

PHeymont ·
MAD, that's one of the most stunning pictures I've seen, and one of the best, I think, we've had as a Gumbo Picture of the Day. The subject itself, and the shading of light and surface, remind me of the Impressionists' paintings along the Normandy coast. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #70

DrFumblefinger ·
Lots of interesting comments. It does indeed remind me of the Denver Airport, and it is specifically designed to make you think of a ship. It is actually part of the roof of Canada Place in beautiful Vancouver Harbor. I'll do a full discussion on it in a post tomorrow. Jonathan L was the first to correctly recognize the structure, and PortMoresby and Still Country Photo also figured out where it was. Excellent work, team! Another puzzle will be posted on Sunday morning.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#49)

PHeymont ·
Of course, that's one of the hallmarks of a good WITW: It should remind travelers of a variety of different places! And then, of course, begins the detailed research. Signs, if any...but they can mislead. Distinctive architecture or boats. And so on... Keep going guessers: Gumbo is watching...
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Graceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  3764 Elvis Presley Blvd.  It’s an address most Elvis fans know by heart because that’s where you’ll find Graceland .  Graceland is THE place every Elvis must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Not only was...
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Charleston and its Single Houses: Where Gumbo Was #79

PHeymont ·
TravelGumbo member Club2013, by e-mail, was the only one to correctly place Gumbo’s secret destination: Charleston, SC. He found the special characteristics in an almost generic “old town” streetscape, and hit the nail on the head....
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A Day in Lisbon

NonstopFromJFK ·
Lisbon was our first stop in Portugal. Getting around Lisbon was easy, we were able to take the Metro from the airport to where we were staying without any problems. We got the LisboaCard at the airport, which seemed like a great deal, but when we...
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San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
  El Morro, the giant fortification that's guarded San Juan Harbor for nearly 500 years, is the sight we saw before we saw it. Its image is everywhere when you do online research for a trip to Puerto Rico; its "garitas"—small domed...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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Your Invitation to Write for TravelGumbo

PHeymont ·
  If you're like most people reading TravelGumbo, you like to travel. After all, we're For Travelers, By Travelers!   And if you're like most travelers, you have stories to tell, pictures to show others, and a whole lot of good practical...
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Food Tours in Sicily: Palermo

PHeymont ·
Palermo and Catania are only hours apart—who knew they could be such food rivals?
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Motorhomes: A Rising Trend That You Must Know

John Peter ·
We have all seen it in many movies, in different towns and maybe some neighbors. Motorhomes have been there blinking at us, trying to convince us they are the best option. Imagine, living in a place and at the same time living in every place. Your house goes with you; it does not matter where you are you will feel like home. RV's, recreational vehicles, were designed as the name says for recreational purposes, a trip to the mountain with the benefits and comfort of being still at home.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#228)

PHeymont ·
This week's puzzle shifts to outdoor clues and a location that may seem more familiar than it is...or perhaps it really is that familiar!
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Carnival tests new 'virtual concierge' device

PHeymont ·
Carnival is trying out a wearable device that will serve as a virtual concierge for shipboard services and scheduling.
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Finding Nature at England’s Holkham National Nature Reserve: Spring Hares

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring nature in England continues, this week finding some "boxing" hares in coastal sand dunes. What does it mean? Read on to find out.
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Apr. 17, 2017: Melting House at Gare du Nord, Paris

PHeymont ·
An art installation that accompanied the Paris Climate Conference serves as a reminder, and also mirrors its surroundings.
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British rail: Old posters, new message

PHeymont ·
Classic railway promotion posters from the 1930s have been republished to remind travelers not to come back—yet.
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Carnival for Kids, Catania

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger's visit to Sicily coincided with the celebration of Carnival. This group of children were into the celebration in a major way!
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FIT Museum: The History of Fashion

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores the history of fashion at the Museum at FIT
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While we can't travel, here's why we should

PHeymont ·
Wise words from the founder of modern mass travel, at a time it's worth re-reading them.
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How to spend a day exploring Casablanca

Imram M (Guest) ·
Imram shares some highlights of a visit to his home city of Casablanca.
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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Las Vegas tweaks its famous slogan

PHeymont ·
What happens there may still stay there, but the city is giving its slogan an updated twist.
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Visiting the West Bank

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories and reflections on a visit a few years ago 'behind the lines' in the occupied West Bank.
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Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories of a favorite spot in Maine and some thoughts on its role in our lives.
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Seven ways to make Your Trip Unforgettable

Monica Albert (Guest) ·
Monica suggests ways you can make your next trip a smoother one (sponsored content)
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Portland, Oregon - Part II - Exploring

HistoryDigger ·
   Portland claims to thrive on weird. Tattoos, long beards, sandals and fleece. And there's the odd vegan strip club and naked bike ride. But to a visitor from New Orleans, city of crazy, Portland feels tame and easygoing. Even the dogs...
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Dismaland - the new 'post-apocalyptic' bemusement park in England

Mac ·
Dateline: Weston-Super-Mare, England, August 24th 2015  Housed on the site old Tropicana swimming lido built in 1937 that once boasted the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe and which has been unused since 2000 we now have the latest "must...
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The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting Western Canada's oldest Natural History Museum, the quirky yet fascinating Banff Park Museum National Historic Site .   Gumbo first visited this museum as a boy decades ago and it's one of the few things...
 
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