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Re: Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

Neil McAleer ·
Beautiful, Lester! Esp. 6, 8, and 10c. A "MUST" destination for me now. How are you after all these years? Best wishes to all! Neil
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Re: Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

DrFumblefinger ·
Terrific destination and a wonderful puzzle. Enjoyed this one.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Fresh cooked food doesn't often cause problems but you're right to be cautious, India has an impressive rage of bugs. I recall seeing 2 young neurotics scraping black specks off toast (what about the knife, the plate etc) - they'd eaten toast and Lomotil for 3 weeks (not advised). My own strategy was to chomp up 2 cloves of garlic and wash them down with yoghurt. Lyall Watson, writer, had a parasitologist friend supply him with a beef tapeworm (easily dispensed with); he then ate and drank...
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
I imagine that with all the places you've been and eaten at, you likely have the antimicrobial resistance of penicillin. But those of us who get out less often do need to be careful. Nothing can spoil a vacation quite as much as a case of vomiting or diarrhea. A few minutes of gustatory pleasure don't make up for hours or days of GI distress. I wouldn't recommend the tapeworm therapy, even if it works. Has nasty potential side effects.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Actually K, neither would I, but as the author of 'Supernature' it was kinda in his brief ! His friend advised the beef tapeworm because they're easier to evict than pork ones (!) - he had to eat ~50% extra to placate the sucker (sic) BTW resistances don't really last that long but you're right, I very rarely got, or get ill.
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Re: Mall of the Emirates

George G. ·
Unbelievable technology to maintain a ski resort in the desert. I believe the world's largest indoor ski resort just opened last summer which is the Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in Harbin China.
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Re: Hotel-Malls; Shop 'til You Drop

DrFumblefinger ·
It's hard for me to imagine liking shopping that much. To the point I can't leave the mall and have dinner and a night's sleep somewhere else. But to each his own. It must meet a consumer demand in that market, so more power to them!
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
On the subject of "ghost" stations, tours are offered of Aldwych station, used for movies now, including the latest incarnation of 'Sherlock'. Find out how here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

Samantha ·
Samantha features a highlight of her hotel stay: its extensive twice-a-week indoor farmers market featuring Hawaiian produce.
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Ala Moana Center, Waikiki: World's Largest Open-Air Mall

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to Hawaii's biggest shopping mall, which is also the largest open air mall anywhere.
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March 23, 2017: Proud to be Hookers at Jean's Gift Shop, Chéticamp, NS

Ottoman ·
Don't let the name fool you. This family friendly arts & crafts gift shop should be rated "A" for Awesome.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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January 9, 2019: A Produce Shop in Brera

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an appealing produce market in Milan
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Affluent Chinese Travelers luv their Duty Free Shops!

DrFumblefinger ·
  As the Chinese economy has improved over the past few decades, there has been the emergence of greater international travel among a growing segment of its population.  Chinese tourists love traveling as much as anyone, and love their duty...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 3, 2015: Amsterdam Vintage

IslandMan ·
    If you're like me and have a taste for all things vintage, retro and "of the past", then take a walk around the streets and canals of Amsterdam and you will find many interesting and unique boutiques to satisfy your cravings. Everything...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 3, 2015: The World's Fastest Indian

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the world's most respected motorcycle brands is the Indian , produced in Springfield, Mass from 1901 to 1953.  While the company made popular and fast bikes, it went broke and shuttered its production line.  The brand was...
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Sights and Sounds of the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of the interesting sights and sounds she experienced on her recent trip to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
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The Open Air Market in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha walks us through a Phoenix food treasure, a market full of farmers, small businesses and sustainable agriculture products.
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Mall of the Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Mall of the Emirates, one of the first mega-shopping malls built in Dubai and home of the world-famous indoor skiing venue, Ski Dubai.
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. She says it is one of the best Hyatt Brand Resorts she has visited.
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A Day at the World's Largest Shopping Mall

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Dubai Mall, the largest and likely one of the most opulent in the world. Besides over a thousand retail shops and over 100 restaurants, it features a massive aquarium, full size hockey rink and large cinema complex.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 26, 2014: West Edmonton Mall

Dr.Y ·
  The West Edmonton Mall , located in Edmonton, Alberta, is   regarded as   the largest shopping mall   in North America.  It   covers a gross area of about 490,000 m 2 (121 acres).  There are over 800 stores...
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Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her journey to see Paris with new eyes. Today’s offering, the first of 2 days spent in a long-postponed exploration of les passages couverts.
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More Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby’s never-ending exploration of the City of Light continues, with a second day searching for Right Bank 19th century glass-roofed arcades.
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Paris Sunday shopping: If you can't beat them...

PHeymont ·
Small stores are being given more Sunday opportunities to compete with the big chains that are open 7 days in "international tourist zones."
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A Market Gallery: Marché Saint-Louis, Fontainebleau

PortMoresby ·
On a Friday morning in Fontainebleau, PortMoresby confirms a 50-year-old memory, then visits the excellent Marché Saint-Louis.
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Oct. 6, 2016: Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Ottoman thought that his visit to Southdale Center would be just like any other mall he's visited. He was wrong.
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December 28, 2016: U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a district rich in different architectural styles, interesting antique stores, and a BBQ lunch.
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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Grocery Shopping, San Cristóbal

PortMoresby ·
With a month to enjoy herself in southern Mexico and tidy kitchens available in her accommodations, PortMoresby sets out to buy groceries.
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From the Rear Window: Roadside shops in Central Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos he took from his rear window perch while driving through Sri Lanka's central mountainous reigon.
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Feb. 13, 2019: Valentines Day - Seattle , WA

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a Valentines day pic and says Happy Vanentine's Day everyone.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful Gallerie Victor Emanuelle, the oldest and most beautiful shopping mall in Milan.
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Hotel-Malls; Shop 'til You Drop

Travel Rob ·
Go straight from a long day of shopping to your hotel room. The trend of putting Hotels in Shopping Malls continues in the Middle East.  Read about this shopper's dream come true. 
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Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
More from Londonist,  and these I love.  Called Alternative London Tube Maps, the first maps Ghost Stations, the disused and abandoned stations.  The other, maybe a bit more useful as we can actually visit these, Coffee Shops,...
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Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
It's clearly winter now at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, with only a few days left until Christmas, and only the hardiest of crops remaining—but those include lovely piles of scallions with their roots showing, and plenty of turnips, beets and carrots. Not to mention lots of apples of many varieties (no, those aren't tomatoes in the boxes) as well as meats, baked goods and specialty foods. And, of course, it's the season for some non-edibles as well, in the form of holiday...
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Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor shares a visit to Tacoma's fascinating Museum of Glass, which was the mystery destination for this week's travel puzzle.
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Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to the lovely Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Built in the mid-19th century, this bright cheery design was very innovative for its time.
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October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger makes a stop at a sweets shop in Delhi, where a proud employee poses for a photo
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November 12, 2018: A Coffee Shop in Nederville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Drfumblefinger stumbles across an unusual coffee shop high in the Colorado Rockies.
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Seal Beach, California: A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Seal Beach Pier and all the wonderful memories it brought up from her youth.
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Re: Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

GarryRF ·
I love open air markets. As we get closer to Christmas and everyone we meet is on their best behaviour. Polite and full of good cheer ! With temperatures here in the UK floating between 50 and 63f we all give thanks to the jet stream. And it looks like this will be the first year I've picked Tomato's from the greenhouse on Christmas day.
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Re: A Market Gallery: Marché Saint-Louis, Fontainebleau

PHeymont ·
Oh, my. Oh, my. The radishes. The sausages, the pies...nothing I eat today will be nearly as satisfying as the dream you've started on my tongue. Thanks! Really.
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Re: A Market Gallery: Marché Saint-Louis, Fontainebleau

PHeymont ·
But you will have to check that bed, because it appears from recent scholarship that Napoleon wasn't all that short. Although he wasn't as tall as many of the officers he served with, he was actually about 5'7" in our measure. The 5'2" measurement first appears in a measurement made by physicians at his death in 1821...and the confusion is in part his own fault. According to Wikipedia Napoleon had no patience with the Revolution's metric system and the haphazard way in which it was observed...
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Re: A Market Gallery: Marché Saint-Louis, Fontainebleau

DrFumblefinger ·
Great market! Great photos! Thanks, PortMoresby.
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Re: Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

GarryRF ·
Thanks Samantha - I enjoyed my time visiting this Blog. I love Markets.
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Re: Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

PHeymont ·
This market is a really interesting idea, especially since visitors in resort areas sometimes end up eating only what's served, and don't visit local markets. In Hawaii, where there are so many different fruits we don't see in the rest of the U.S., that's especially a shame!
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Re: Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

Samantha ·
Hi there Pheymont. It was really interesting and different. I actually work with someone here in CO who has an aunt that works at the hotel next door to the Hyatt. While visiting with her, she told us she usually grabs some fresh fruit and veggies every week. She says it is much better than at the store. Look forward to going the next time we are in the area. Thanks for your comment.
 
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