Tagged With "towns"

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Re: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Where Gumbo was #301)

GarryRF ·
A fine piece of History from a young Town. With a small population it appears to be booming in style and grace. Could even make it to Garry's favourite "Small Town America List". An Oasis of Olde World Quality and Charm. This Town took some locating. Good one Dr F.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Town Hall, Manchester, England (Where Gumbo Was)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I loved Manchester. You showed some great details of Town Hall that I missed.
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Re: Town Hall, Manchester, England (Where Gumbo Was)

Roderick Simpson ·
Manchester City Hall featured in the news last night, as it was there that the Brexit Referendum result was officially announced.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Travel Rob ·
Great informative blog with terrific photos Janey Mae! Welcome to TravelGumbo! The street art of George Town looks amazing.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

TravelingCanuck ·
Very good post. Looks like an interesting place. That's the beauty of getting negative opinions about someplace from others. You get to be pleasantly surprised when it turns out not to be so bad. For my wife and I it was Paris in the late 80s. So many people said how unpleasant it was. When we went there we had such a great time we extended our stay another 3 nights. We cannot wait to return again.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Travel Luver ·
Great piece!
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

DrFumblefinger ·
Great travel story! I'm also a fan of getting a little lost in most cities I try to visit. It's while wandering around not knowing where you are that your senses get more engaged and you take in so much more detail. Welcome to TravelGumbo. I want more!!!!
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

PHeymont ·
Thank you so much! I've been curious since flying over it on a clear summer day on a trans-Atlantic flight, and the more so since reading an Icelandic mystery set in part in Greenland. The realization that even to Icelanders, it remains, relatively, terra incognita made it seem even more fascinating.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Thanks. Indeed, there's a lot of people movement between Denmark and Greenland. There are flights from Iceland though I've never used them. I've never been conscious of much of an Icelandic presence at all in the West, wouldn't know about the East coast. With thousands of photos to choose from, this article gives only the briefest of impressions. )
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Travel Rob ·
Thank you ! I've been wanting to go to Greenland for years and now I know I have to make it happen someday! I can't wait to see part II.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating view of a rarely visited place! Thanks so much for sharing your love of Greenland with all of us. I've a few questions about basic tourist infrastructure. While I suspect you spend most of your time in the backcountry, what level of services are available in these towns? I'm specifically wondering about sleeping accomodations, food options (you mentioned that Chinese restaurant, which sounds intriguing), and relative prices. In my experiences, remote places like this are quite...
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

My Thatched Hut ·
Thanks. Nice photos. In 30 years, I have never met anyone else that has been there. I have been to deserts in the Middle East and Africa and to jungles in the south but Greenland is really the most remote place I have ever been. Would love to go back. Tom
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Dr Fumblefinger : Happy to answer questions. Kangerlussuaq is fairly basic by comparison to what we're used to though I love the town and feel at home there now! It's a converted US airbase basically! (Can't browse to my photos from Insert/Edit Image button above?) Accommodation : airport hotel (good standard), campsite (very basic), private accommodation hire options exist though I've not used them in this town - as I'm also part of a wild goose research team, I can stay at the science...
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

IslandMan ·
Excellent article and pictures! The arctic regions are on my wish list and this has certainly inspired me
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Thanks for that. I also loved Svalbard but there's so much more of the arctic I would like to see too. Originally Posted by IslandMan: Excellent article and pictures! The arctic regions are on my wish list and this has certainly inspired me
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

PHeymont ·
We had a two-day flying visit to Strasbourg (pre-TGV) a few years ago and loved it...and now you've pushed it way high up the re-visit list! Thanks...
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful photos and descriptions! I'll be adding Strasbourg to my travel list!
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful and great destination! I've also not visited it before but it's definitely on my radar. How much time would you recommend for a first time visit?
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
DrFumblefinger— A few days could be enough in Strasbourg itself, but if you want to tour the vineyards, I'd stay a week in the area. You could stay two nights in Strasbourg and then a night or two in Riquewihr and beyond. And I'd suggest renting a car to go at your own pace. For my next trip, I will plan at least full week in the region because I want to stop at the vineyards and visit more of the museums. And don't forget Chateau Haut Koenigsburg.
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Re: Pondicherry, India (Part 1)

PortMoresby ·
Thinking about a return to "Pondy", to see friends and because I like it so much, spent part of yesterday looking at possible places to stay. A timely post for me, thanks Bob.
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Re: Pondicherry, India (Part 1)

Amateuremigrant ·
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Marilyn Jones ·
I haven't been to Whitby in years...thank yu for the memories!
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Amateuremigrant ·
Camping on the pig farm beyond the abbey in the sixties �� But loved it. A fine wee nugget of a port town that never seems to lose its charm - there's no room, unlike sprawling cousins of Scarboro, Brid and Filey
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Here is the missing link: https://www.ardernegardens.org.za/
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful garden!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

GarryRF ·
It looks like a wonderful way to enjoy nature at its best !
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel.  We arrived in Cape Town after a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2013: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
 Cape Town is a special and beautiful place  in large part because it's framed by the bulky sandstone mass of Table Mountain.  Table Mountain is a wilderness area set in an urban environment, a flat topped mountain frequently...
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Olomouc — Now that’s a Plague column!

DrFumblefinger ·
(Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc, Czech Republic) During our visit to the Czech Republic we ventured on a day trip from our base in Prague east to Olomouc (pronounced OH-loh-moats).   Most of our time in the Czech Republic had...
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Cesky Krumlov: A Stroll thru a Medieval Town

DrFumblefinger ·
(Ceský Krumlov -- town overview) My first view of the southwestern Czech town of Český Krumlov (pronounced CHESS-key KRUM loff — from now on I’ll just call it Krumlov, as the locals do) was from Castle hill...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2013: Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Chartres is a great day-trip destination for those visiting Paris.  An hour's train ride from the City of Lights, Chartres' main highlight is its magnificent cathedral (itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site).  The inner part of the city...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 5, 2014: Rhodes Old Town

PHeymont ·
  A rainy night in the Old Town of Rhodes blurs the sense of time. The old town, built originally by Crusader knights forced to retreat from their former kingdoms in Palestine, still lives within its ancient walls, and seems quite separate from...
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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New life for Italy's 'ghost towns'

PHeymont ·
Italy has numbers of abandoned villages, emptied by earthquakes, landslides or economic losses, and some of them are now being brought back to life as resorts, artists' colonies and more.   A recent article on TheLocal.it gave some examples,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 20, 2015: Dragons in the town hall, Tallinn, Estonia

Mac ·
  Completely hooked on my small photo collection of my recent trip to Tallinn in Estonia on the Baltic Sea, I just have to share this magnificent rain water spout designed to represent a fearsome crowned dragon. It is one of four identical water...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 20, 2015: Central Aguirre, Salinas Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
  For many years growing sugar was the main industry in Puerto Rico. It has left many abandoned plantations in its wake. But Aguirre Central goes way beyond a plantation.   Aguirre was a company town. And its purpose was refining sugar. The...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 8, 2015: Jiaxing ( 嘉兴), a small Chinese town

Guest ·
         A few recent pictures from another Southern China lakeside town, "Jiaxing ( 嘉兴).            
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Sighisoara, Romania

Travellinn ·
Wow! What a charming place! That was my first thought driving through the gate to Sighisoara citadel. The impression was certainly still applicable when we started wandering the cobbled streets among the pink, green, yellow, blue and red houses. You...
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Switzerland tries new buses with no drivers

PHeymont ·
If Google's self-driving cars seem a bit futuristic (even if one got pulled over by a cop for going too slow), consider this: starting next spring, Switzerland will actually put passengers on driverless buses for a two-year test.   The buses will...
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Sea Destinations in Croatia

Alex D ·
Croatia's smaller seaside towns are less-known that the bigger cities, but offer some of the best destinations, with great climate and a rich heritage.
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May 20, 2016 : Bell Tower & Church, Zante, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Some images of the beautiful Bell Tower & Church of Saint Dionysious, Zakynthos Town, Zante, Greece.
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Town Hall, Manchester, England (Where Gumbo Was)

PHeymont ·
Manchester bloomed late, only becoming a city, and a big one, in the 19th century. But when it set out to honor itself with a new Town Hall, well...
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St. Helena: airport built, planes can't land

PHeymont ·
One of Britain's most distant possessions has a new airport and hopes for tourism, but wind issues have kept it from being used.
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Antigua, Guatemala: A Walking Tour, Part 1

Lestertheinvestor ·
Antigua is one of Guatemala's oldest cities, and has some of its best-preserved colonial buildings—at least in part because after 1776 it was nearly-abandoned for 150 years. LestertheInvestor shows us around.
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April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Krakow, be sure to see the main square of the Old Town.
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Three Days in San Diego

Marilyn Jones ·
Three days in San Diego, visiting both the historic Old Town and especially the world-famous San Diego Zoo and its Safari Park.
 
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