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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
Considering that F. Scott Fitzgerald's only play, The Onion, features a character who is "the Ambassador of Irish Poland," Romanian Bollywood should not be a big reach! However...not so puzzling. Just as Iceland is Greenland and several other places in the new Ben Stiller "Walter Mitty" film, the film industry of India shoots in unexpected places...although in the video whose link is HERE , there's no attempt to play it as somewhere else.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too. If you look at the rate of retreat of Sermeq kujalleq, 2012's big thaw and recent GRACE satellite data analysis on mass loss, I think warming is the last...
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

GarryRF ·
The Vikings were the first to live in Greenland - they described it as a "Green and pleasant land - with pastures and animals" Maybe when we get some serious Global Warming we'll all go back with our Cameras and the latest Frommers' Guide .... Greenland - Land of the Surfers and the 24 Hour Sun
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too.
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Re: Germans Reflect on Reunification

DrFumblefinger ·
I was in Berlin on Saturday, the day of the 25th anniversary of reunification. There were tons of people in the city, as crowded as I've ever seen any major city. The main activities were in the Tiergarten, especially around the Brandenburg gate. By the time we made our way there, the police had closed down the area and were not allowing more people in because it was overcrowded. Still, everyone seemed well behaved and having a nice time. I think most Germans feel reunification was a good...
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Re: June 13, 2016. Western Collared Lizard, Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Great photo! I really like that area of the country and am looking forward to future visits!
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

GarryRF ·
The Vikings inhabited Greenland a thousand years ago. They wrote of green meadows and cows. Quite different to the land we see today. As the Vikings were explorers I'm sure they progressed into Canada.
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

DrFumblefinger ·
I wouldn't be surprised if they made their way up the St. Lawrence River some, and down the coast past New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to the Northeastern state regions of the USA. It seems their earlier explorations were at a time of warmer weather and that what might have limited their travels and caused them to pull back was the beginning of a spell of cold weathers, perhaps even a mini-ice age. Iceland used to be a forested country, but it didn't take but 200 years or so until the Vikings...
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Re: Getting to know Canada's hidden gems

GarryRF ·
I knew the Vikings travelled a thousand years ago. They settled in Greenland too. They wrote that Greenland was a land of cows and meadows and obviously green too. I just wondered if history had further proof of a time when Global Warming was just a natural cycle. The Indian tribes have been nomadic for centuries and I wondered if they could survive a long winter without retreating to a warmer south.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the link T&N. Bill Gates funds the School of Tropical Medicine here in Liverpool in its search for better treatment and a cure for Malaria. But tales of Save the Planet are all Hogwash. People who live in cool climates - like me - cant wait for the climate to warm up. When the Vikings discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they described it as a "Green and pleasant land with pastures and animals" - and now its just a frozen waste again ! Turn up the CO2 !
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Neil McAleer ·
Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
Those pictures are nice. It seems peaceful but lively. I've always thought I'd get to Ireland someday. What would you suggest for a week or 10 days?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
If you have the time, MickeyG and you want to do a road trip, then at least 10 days. Two weeks would be even better. Seven days would be really rushing it. Count on 3 days in Dublin, and then add up all the destinations you'll see. I'll be posting more blogs on this Ireland trip in the coming weeks, so it might help you decide what you really want to see there. But we had a great time. Wonderful people, great music, great fun!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M Thanks, Neil! I enjoyed the very colorful and pretty nature of the town. It was a busy enough, but still a very relaxing place to be. And the next morning we were off early to do the Ring of Kerry, which I'll post next week. That trip begins literally a minute out of Kenmare, so extremely convenient. I'd like to welcome Neil to...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
This is a terrific tip ! --- For travelers with their own cars, the clockwise approach is preferable as you have the outside lane and better views all the way around and don't end up one small buggy in a convoy of huge buses. Your article makes us want to consider a trip to western Ireland, which has not been on the radar screen. The stone circles are worth the trip all by themselves.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

rbciao ·
Great pics and article. We were in Kenmare in 2010 and it was a nice overnight. We found a comfy b&b on the outskirts of town to spend the night. The following day we departed for the Ring of Kerry.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, rbciao! We essentially did what you did. Just need to get the Ring of Kerry piece completed and posted (hopefully in the next week). It will bring back some great memories, I'm sure!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
When the Vikings first discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they wrote of a "Green and pleasant land with pastures, cows and animals". Now its a frozen wasteland ! In 1817 the wine producers of North Yorkshire (England) abolished their trade association as summers were becoming too cold to grow grapes. They've never grown grapes since ! This time last year we were digging the snow out. Today is 68f and sunny. Climate change doesn't go away. Ever.
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
    Many of the Arctic birds are large white birds such as geese and swans but also include smaller and different coloured sandpipers and other birds.   Where is the best place to see these magnificent Arctic birds?  The most...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

YarnsofWhalesandSnow ·
When you see the Northern Lights for the first time, they seem unreal. Almost magical, maybe even scary to some. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you can observe and well worth a journey to the northern parts of the...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Arctic Tern Colony, Long Nanny, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a gallery of photos and detailed natural history of this fascinating bird, which has the world's longest migratory routes.
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12 Hot Destinations for 2020

PHeymont ·
An adventure travel company suggests twelve spots where travel may make a difference, to the locals, the travelers or both.
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Cape Air: Trans-Atlantic in a 9-Seater!

PHeymont ·
Cape Air is getting a new fleet of high-tech small planes for its regional operations, but getting them from Italy to the U.S. is a trip in itself!
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Frommer's Top Places: Not just the ones you'd think

PHeymont ·
One of the great travel authorities posts an eclectic suggestion of places exotic and familiar for your bucket list.
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What's hot in the Arctic? A giant sauna!

PHeymont ·
What's being billed as the world's largest sauna, holding 100 visitors, has been set up on a beach in northern Norway, inside the Arctic Circle, for the  SALT festival of art, music and architecture on  Sandhornøya Island, near...
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Not-so-good day for flying airplanes...

PHeymont ·
Leaving aside the big stuff—like the Southwest Airlines computer glitch that grounded or delayed hundreds of flights over the weekend—it's been a tough couple of days for flying.   Monday, on an Alaska Airlines 737, a credit-card...
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Best Western is changing

DrFumblefinger ·
    Best Western International is going to rejuvenate and re-brand itself with a new name and logo.  The 69-year-old hotel chain is very familiar, especially to Americans, and grew with the increases in automobile travel and road-trips...
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Germans Reflect on Reunification

Travel Rob ·
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Miscou Island Lighthouse, New Brunswick, Canada (Where Gumbo Was, #134)

Travel Rob ·
   Gumbo was at The Miscou Island Lighthouse, and believe it or not, no one solved the puzzle this week.   The lighthouse was built in 1856 and is a designated a National Historic Site in Canada. They gives tours in the...
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Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum

PHeymont ·
After years of resistance, PHeymont visits a shoe museum and is chagrined at what he'd missed.
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McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
In San Antonio, Samantha and her husband decided to check out the McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
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Greenland village gets unwelcome iceberg

PHeymont ·
An offshore iceberg arrives to threaten a town in Greenland.
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Welcome to world's most- and least-crowded places

PHeymont ·
Feeling a little squeezed? Here's where to find elbow room—or lots of companions—based on figures from the UN Population Division.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 6, 2014: The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in Western Australia, Nambung National Park is well known for its eroded rock columns, known as "The Pinnacles".  It's a fascinating desert landscape, yellow sand with thousands of these erect limestone pillars like a stone...
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Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
  Tuktoyaktuk is a village on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Canada. It has a population of about 950. About 80% of the population are Inuvialuit (formerly known as Eskimos but they have reverted to their original name instead of the one that...
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Record ice melts and temperatures worry Greenland

PHeymont ·
Danish scientists are worried: Greenland's seasonal ice melt is happening sooner and more is melting, along with record high temperatures.
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Viking (not that Viking) ship sails into Mystic Seaport

PHeymont ·
The largest Viking longship of modern times has completed its expedition and docked at Mystic, CT after crossing the Atlantic and visiting North America.
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Sept. 30, 2019: Clarence Drive, Western Cape, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a beautiful drive in South Africa, famous for whale sightings during the winter months.
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Feb. 27, 2019: Professional Bull Rider Statue, Pueblo, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a tribute to a uniquely Western phenomenon—professional bullriders.
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Western Ireland was the most beautiful and scenic part of our journey.  It has a lovely, rugged coastline -- harshly beautiful!  There are hundreds of ancient stone forts, stone circles and stone dwellings (it's a rocky land!), and its...
 
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