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Re: Hamburg concert hall: Overdue, Over Budget, Finished

PHeymont ·
Nothing like inept bureaucrats to run up the budget....Imagine, €300 for a toilet brush! I'm sure an adequate brush could have been purchased for €3. And that's just one example. Beautiful building, but at a cost of nearly $US 1 billion, it does seem a bit pricey.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (#195)

DrFumblefinger ·
To help you better define our locale, here are a few more clues before we look at the specific site tomorrow. You can buy these near the entrance to our site.... And see sunsets like these from a nearby beach....
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Re: JetBlue ups bag fees: others to follow?

PHeymont ·
The parade is truly starting. Today (Sept. 1) United joined in the jump to $30 for the first bag.
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Re: 12 Countries ask vouchers instead of refunds

PHeymont ·
In a conversation with Travel Rob last week, I set out my minimum conditions before a bailout or other relief can be discussed: 1) All boarding to be by efficiency, no priority for anyone except physical need 2) minimum one free checked bag for all flights over 250 miles (under 250, you should drive or take a train, anyway) 3) elimination of most nuisance fees 4) minimum 32" pitch with no more than 2" recline 5) 20-year cap on exec salaries...CEO to earn max 20x full-time flight attendant...
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Re: May 10, 2020: Mojave Desert in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Professor, an SLR. My old Canon AE-1
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#302)

Travel Rob ·
This is the first new clue to this week's puzzle, with more to come daily. Check them all carefully for hints to where Gumbo is!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#302)

Travel Rob ·
Todays clue shows you what they are famous for.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#302)

Travel Rob ·
Look closely to get closer to the answer! More clues on the weekend, and then the answer on Monday.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#302)

Travel Rob ·
See if piecing clues together help you solve where Gumbo is.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #356

Travel Rob ·
Tomorrow we step inside this beautiful place. Get your guesses in!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #356

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo saved the best clue for last. Remember to get your guesses in by tonight. Reveal is tomorrow.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#349)

Travel Rob ·
This first clue shows you the area around the building. Does it help identify the country?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#349)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo goes back to the building and looks at a different angle
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#349)

Travel Rob ·
This Friday we look at the building and show a better view. This is probably Gumbos best clue. Get your guesses in!
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

Travel Rob ·
Rob, can you tell us what we're seeing in the last photo? PS: I love your layout seeing it on my desktop computer. A small phone screen doesn't do it justice.
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Re: Tips to help with packing no matter where you are going

Marilyn Jones ·
Very useful reminders Marilyn, thanks. Absolutely agree with "don't over-pack" (I still do and get cross with myself when I have unused items at the end of the trip. And yes, Kindles, packing cubes and ZipLoc bags have made great additions to my bag in recent years. Two other thoughts occur: 1) fast drying travel clothing (wash and wear overnight) helps lighten the load 2) don't pack every last item of shampoo, tea bags, snacks etc etc in the belief that you can't possibly buy x x x-thing in...
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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

Mac ·
Thank you Dr. F. - wise words we will keep 1-2 hotels booked ahead and be flexible beyond that. We are really looking forward to this new 'slice' of America, I never realised that the Pilgrim fathers just named every new town after their old home towns - I'm going to be quite confused!! Thanks too Garry that looks lovely! I envy you being there ahead of us!! PS we are now on the verge of booking Cuba too and are horrified at the cost that Virgin Atlantic is trying to screw us for an upgrade...
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Re: Autumn: A season for soup

PHeymont ·
Soup, my favorite! Here are 2 more, a preview from next week's Oaxaca blog (Wednesday, 10/28), 'Food'.
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Re: October 12, 2016: Randy's Donuts

Samantha ·
Yummmmm. Randy's donuts are great!
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Re: Why do Americans pay more to fly Norwegian?

PHeymont ·
This is really disappointing to me. I'm sad that Norwegian is doing this and that other airlines have done this practice for a long time. Mainly though I'm disappointed to see the above answer given to NRK by spokesman, Lasse Sandaker- Nielsen, who we interviewed on TravelGumbo. At that time of our interview, I found his answers refreshingly direct. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/norwegian-air-1
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Re: Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

PHeymont ·
Memories of days gone by when the privileged few had a lifestyle worthy of preserving in our history books. Not the typical home of the era. Probably 1 in 10 million.
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Re: Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

PHeymont ·
Yes, but far more than 1 in 10 million worked there to serve that lifestyle! As with the plantation houses, we're often shown the homes of the rich and powerful as though the servants either didn't exist...or were no more than appliances! To be honest, one of the best parts of the Downton series, for me, was the depth with which they were portrayed, and the way in which new realities developed as the servants began to imagine independent futures.
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Re: Sunlight Chambers, Dublin

PHeymont ·
Rule number 1 - When visiting a city always keep your head up to see it's history. Lever Brothers built a Model Village near Liverpool to house its workers in the Sunlight Soap Factory.
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Re: Ring-tailed Lemur, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar.

"Dancing With the Lemurs" Plays at: http://www.adventurepics.com/I...1.aspx?VF=Lemurs.MP4 Madagascar Stills Gallery at: http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/Page37.html
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#278)

PHeymont ·
Here is the first pair of additional clues; there'll be more each day...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#278)

PHeymont ·
Thursday's clues are here for you...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#278)

PHeymont ·
Here's Friday's set of clues...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#278)

PHeymont ·
Saturday's clues have landed for you...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#278)

PHeymont ·
The final clues. Check them all, and email your answer to TGSuggestions@gmail.com
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #12

PHeymont ·
Puzzle #12 is still open—and waiting to hear from you. I'll drop a hint a day until this really gets going. Hint #1: The church is named for a color, but that's not the color the church is! Let's hear from you!
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Re: Made in Romania-Beauties from Romania

Former Member ·
Yes here is the description: 0:00- 0:04- Apuseni Mountains 0:04-0:14- Dragan Valey 0:14-0:24- Danube Delta 0:24- 0:31- Sighisoara City 0:31- Danube River 0:48- Constantin Brancusi's art- "Coloana Infintitului" 1:05- Sibiu county 1:44- Bran Castle- Brasov County 2:06- Huniazilor Castle- Hunedoara 2:22- Peles Castle 2:30- Brasov County- Central Square, and The Black Church 3:14- Sarmizegetusa- The Capital of antique Dacia 3:24- Bucharest- the capital of Romania I think that's it
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the pic Ottoman. I have traversed this bridge on 2 separate visits and and was fascinated by its size, architecture and grandeur.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Ottoman ·
It is a great photo of a great bridge! And likely a rare day. Most of the times I've been in SF the fog and gloom preclude a nice photo of the Golden Gate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Ottoman ·
I would recommend renting a bicycle at Fishermans Wharf. Take your time crossing the Bridge Stop at Sausalito - Starbucks - Take in the beautiful surrounds. Watch the Fishing Boats. Take the Cycle track and head for the Ferry at Tiburon. Come back to SF on the Ferry and watch as the City rises from the fog. Great day !
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PHeymont ·
I think TravelGumbo is here
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PHeymont ·
Here's another, in Arles, still in use.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: Jan. 16, 2014: Liverpool Victoria Gallery

GarryRF ·
My favourite time to visit attractions is May-June-July. Before the little monsters are released on school vacation. Liverpool has hundreds of things to do - no exaggeration ! Here's 128 to go on with http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/A...seyside_England.html Liverpool makes a good hub for visiting nearby Chester with its 2,000 year old Roman Walls and Tudor Buildings. The River Dee and North Wales. All using local public transport - mostly trains. You can get a flight, Liverpool - Dublin from...
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PortMoresby ·
Many older buildings and structures in the UK get a Grade 1 or 2 "Listed Building" Preservation Order. Some orders include the interior too. Helps to stop the spread of faceless skyscrapers with no lasting architectural qualities. Enjoyed watching that film. Thanks PM.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PHeymont ·
Well, here it is Friday night, and I see everyone gathered around to see what's in the Gumbo (e)mailbag and here...because indeed, the mystery has again been solved. Gumbo was in the Roman Arena at Arles, deep in the heart of Roman France. First to point at the site (but not to actually claim it) was Port Moresby, who contributed a picture of it at 1 pm on Wednesday while others were pointing out other Roman arenas. PM was followed by TravelandNature at 11 pm that night—you'll have noted...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 8.8

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm wondering if they're downspouts. Three of the five continue above the roof, maybe vents of some kind. And 1 of the 2 remaining appears not to go all the way to the roof. But not sure this diversion will solve the problem of where the possibly-non-downspouts are located. Onward fans.
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

PHeymont ·
The Author of these "Do's and Don'ts" is a Trainee Journalist and has gathered this list without leaving the comfort of her armchair. Lazy journalism based on stereotypes you find in cheap travel guides. Maybe we could start a list of "Do's and Dont's" for US Hotels and employees ? #1 : DONT say "You guys from Europe all sound the same !"
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

PHeymont ·
Perhaps not a trainee journalist. Since the list came from the government's tourism promotion agency, we might presume the author to be a Trainee Bureaucrat, who someday will be, sadly, writing the rules! Originally Posted by GarryRF: The Author of these "Do's and Don'ts" is a Trainee Journalist and has gathered this list without leaving the comfort of her armchair. Lazy journalism based on stereotypes you find in cheap travel guides. Maybe we could start a list of "Do's and Dont's" for US...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
How many Folk Singers does it take to replace a roof ? 3. 1 does all the work - and the other 2 hold the ladder while singing a song about how much better the old roof was.
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Re: A visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

DrFumblefinger ·
Regarding his feeling about slavery, I have no doubt, because of the nature of the man as shown by the things he did write, he was conflicted. And while he seems never to have come to a personal solution I don't believe, either, that his lack of action was de facto support for the institution. Sometimes there just isn't time to resolve one's own conflicts and be a father of a new nation too. We may be asking too much of human beings if we expect tidy packages and complete resolutions in 1 ...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

PortMoresby ·
Well, leaving aside anyone's feelings about royalty or whatever (play nice, everyone!), someone has to do the chores and mopping up, and the gatekeeper above is not alone in that...this picture is from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace ("Christopher Robin went down with Alice...") After the impressive parade and band performance, this fellow and two or three others were left behind to store the music stands...
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

PHeymont ·
The intention is to increase the profitability of Ryanair. For the first half of 2013-14, it announced revenue up 5% to €3.25bn and profit after tax rising 1% to €602m.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
It is an MGB. The rubber-covered bumpers first appeared on 1974-1/2 models. The appearance didn't change much after that. The wheels on this car lead me to believe that it is no later than a 1979 model.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 8, 2014: Blue Sky, Over Me

PHeymont ·
Coming in to land on a plane - just as the sun's setting ! The sky's on fire ......
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 7.5

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: It seems to be "Leopold", a symbolic 1890's photographer, by David Clemons, Higgins Point, Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. Well done Port Moresby. However there is a minor point about the location. Higgens Point (yes, this is the correct spelling) is about 0.2 mile southeast of the location of the statue. The statue is actually located on the 34 acre Coeur d'Alene Parkway, a thin strip of park land running along the Centennial Trail for about 1/2 mile...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 21.0

DrFumblefinger ·
Here's tonight's clues: 1) Gumbo is not in Hawaii 2) Gumbo did not fly the polar route to get to this destination.
 
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