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Re: A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Few things in life are as comprehensively stimulating as old Delhi. The relative leisure of a cycle rickshaw allows you to take in so much more as on foot you would be constantly on guard against breaking your neck stepping into a manhole or a ripe pile of garbage. Believe me, in India, if it is in the garbage it is of no conceivable use.
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Re: Southwest takes off for Hawaii test flights

PortMoresby ·
This is exciting! I had to know more so, from the SW website, the 4 California cities to be served non-stop will be Oakland, San Jose, San Diego & (sound of trumpets) . . . Sacramento. Yay!
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Re: Air and cruise lines: Out of parking space?

PortMoresby ·
I just remembered that in the Carquinez Straits off San Francisco Bay for decades one could see the Navy's mothballed fleet tied up many abreast. So I imagine it could be done now.
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Re: Swiss storks silence church bells

PortMoresby ·
More humans lending a hand to wildlife, our California utility, PG&E, hosting peregrine falcons on the 33rd floor of their San Francisco headquarters building. Have a look at the live webcam, we have chicks !!! https://www.pge.com/en_US/resi...mc_id=Vanity_falcons
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only been in the Hill Country one day, and that specifically was to hike Enchanted Rock area. Several pals and I did a day trip from a meeting in San Antonio and had a great time there. Definitely time to head back soon. Thanks for the wonderful post, and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: May 6, 2016: In Hanoi's Old Quarter

RoadWorrier ·
Feels like I'm right in the picture...and maybe Hanoi just got on MY bucket list!
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Re: May 6, 2016: In Hanoi's Old Quarter

The Grey Traveller ·
Thank you, I really recommend staying in the Old Quarter.
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Re: Flying Emirates Business Class: a review

GarryRF ·
A small taste of self indulgence. Reminds me of a TV ad. "Because I'm worth it" On a First Class BA flight from London - San Francisco the only problem I had was staying awake. Not paying all that money for a good sleep ! OK - I paid for a Round - the - World Ticket but the first flight was overbooked. It pays to be well dressed in economy. But I would have enjoyed the Black Forest Gateau you had instead of my French Champagne.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #153?

GarryRF ·
The turntable in the first photo says San Francisco Cable Car. But the surrounding houses say no, Wells Fargo says its time to move on.
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Re: Old Salem, North Carolina (Where Gumbo was #151)

Samantha ·
I should have know this one. We were there not too long ago. It is a cute little city and reminded me of our visit. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: American to drop seatback entertainment

Jonathan L ·
Gee, I just flew an AA 737 from NYC to San Juan and it didn't have either, so this would be a step up. Or I will just plug into my ipod and read a book.
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Re: Hong Kong Airlines gets its first North America route

GarryRF ·
I lost a day going San Francisco to Sydney. Never did find it. Strange feeling of loss.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
Elephant seals are always good. If you also want to see their smaller cousins, the sea lions, you can find them at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It is about 40 minutes south of San Francisco at Moss Beach. Nearby Half Moon Bay has several reasonably priced restaurants with views of the ocean. Check this nifty video of the Reserve http://www.fitzgeraldreserve.o...rald-marine-reserve/
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

Anderson Smith ·
Seeing that row of houses in Singapore's Chinatown reminded me of the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. Both pplaces have wonderful architecture.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
Mrs. Briggs - There are roads aplenty in California. Where you go depends on your family's interests. Pick a theme and the route will take care of itself. Would you say that your family more enjoys scenic routes or taking advantage of what cities have to offer ? Mountains or ocean ? Would you like to see gardens or maybe historical homes ? Maybe your crowd would go for a trip that strings together movie filming locations or old west towns ? What are your hobbies ? - shopping for antiques ?
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
My kids want to do Hollywood and all that stuff, so I guess we have to start or end up there. Me and my husband aren't too interested in that stuff, but nature is appealing, like redwoods and the ocean and stuff. Is Hwy 101 the one that goes along the coast? I think we could plan on getting to San Fran, too, because I think if you go to California and you don't everyone will tell you you should have...and I hear it's got lots of interesting food, too. And kind of quirky museums if there are ...
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Re: California road trip ideas

Theodore Behr ·
That helps me figure out what to tell you, Mrs. Briggs OK, so I'd suggest you fly into LAX. You'll need a car rental to get around LA. Spend three or four days here, may go see Disneyland, maybe go see Universal Studios, maybe go to Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe see the making of a TV show. You could easily spend 10 days in LA, but you've got 10 days for the whole trip, I guess, so that's all you'll have time for. Then head out of the city. You'll want to head out on Hwy 101, which takes you...
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
The Morgan's are being manufactured again in England as WorkerBee mentioned. According to the website they are being sold here through an agent in San Francisco. The three wheeler is called the Three Wheeled Vehicle.
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: .... can these stopovers be scheduled on the AA website or must you speak to an AAdvantage customer service person and pay the ($25?) fee? I scheduled my flights using the website. When you go to the AAdvantage booking site there are three choices: round-trip, one-way and multi-city. When you choose your flights you see boxes showing the number of miles per leg. The leg between Dallas and San Francisco showed no miles. There was also some kind of comment to...
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Re: Would You Walk to Mexico to Save 100s on Airfare?

DrFumblefinger ·
It it made economic sense, I'd do it too, especially if I lived in the San Diego area.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Some of the best long haul flights stop off in interesting places. That's why I love taking a few days in San Francisco. And Hawaii. Mainly because I can walk for miles. So many US cities are not "Pedestrian friendly" I'm off to search the internet for Kona Coffee ! I have noticed that the Islands have the most memorable Flag of all the US States ! Thanks DrF !
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Re: Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California. Where Gumbo Was, #74

GarryRF ·
Looks a bit like the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf. Lots of tourist attractions to help part you from your savings. But the Sea Lions waving their fins to catch some sunlight make it all worthwhile. Yes - I know - the kids love it - but watching who gets pushed off the floating boards to make room for the big fella is absolute poetry. Then he in turn pushes another Sea Lion off. Fine explanation of the "pecking order" Looks like a great location to spend the day - and pedestrian friendly...
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Re: Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California. Where Gumbo Was, #74

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a much smaller Fisherman's Wharf than San Franciscos, and one I like a lot better. Also, crowds are much lighter and the atmosphere a little more relaxed.
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Re: Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PHeymont ·
Great pictures, great vegetables, great kids... The San Gregorio Stage Stop...would I be right in guessing that it also served as a gas station at some point? The architecture suggests so...
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Re: Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PortMoresby ·
The Stage Stop is one of those buildings that's become invisible, even while being half the commercial district of San Gregorio. Maybe this illustrates the fact that we see things differently when we're in the picture zone, that it was the first time I really looked at it. I assume it was a gas station, looks like a pump rusting there on the left. But even I'm not old enough to have seen it in action.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
No, really, we know the difference. And we saw the avocados and ate them. I haven't found production figures yet for San Mateo County yet, but it is significant.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Bluragger ·
Reiner was such a dutiful letter writer that we have this info allowing us to retrace these steps. Amazing resources - Reiner's letters and Whit's dogged research. Loving this story more each day.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Mac ·
This makes a fascinating read, well done! My father-in-law Hans Esser was from Cologne (had sung as part of the choir in Cologne cathedral) and served on submarines (unwillingly) during the 2nd W.W. war. Their sub was attacked several times and finally they were forced to surrender. He was taken prisoner and interned in England. The prisoners then helped on the local farms which was where he met his future wife Vera. They married just after the end of the war and had the difficult privilege...
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

HistoryDigger ·
Mac-TG Guru--Fascinating story, yours. Your parents' romance reminds me of such fictional stories in the British series Foyle's War . Have you seen that? The show highlights romance between German POWs and English farm girls. I would love to know more of your father's history. I also wish I could interview your father or find other elderly residents who remember life here during the war. So much better when it comes from a resident than from a historian who was not here then. How long were...
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

PHeymont ·
Thank you for the continuing story, and especially to the link for the Stolpersteine. It is so important (I keep saying this!) for us to remember the people more than the "leaders," and not allow them to become mere numbers.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Travel Rob ·
Whitney your story about Reiner and retracing his steps gets people thinking about their own life and family too, so beyond being fascinating history, it's very relevant to us all.25 years ago this summer I went through an incredible ordeal in Europe. Your journey for Reiner has me thinking back to that time and has me thinking of retracing some steps too.Keep it up and thank you!
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

HistoryDigger ·
Travel Rob, I hope we will hear more about your ordeal. You've got me hooked with that teaser line.
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Hi, Yes, that is exactly the route we planned to get there, though the trip will actually begin in San Diego this time and be preceded by a trip up the U.S. west coast. But coming back, we are thinking of going to Calgary then dropping all the way down to Montana and Wyoming, and heading back to San Diego via Las Vegas, where we have family. We spent a nice little time thinking about it and planning, even though it won't be until next summer, all because of your post! So thanks for giving us...
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