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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect even the font used by Disney for the name is registered and proprietary. I also think it's all part of the conceptual piece as imagined by Banksy, no fool, and he's hoping for a suit, the sooner the better. All publicity is good publicity and part, I strongly suspect, of his conceptual overview.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#42)

PHeymont ·
New clue: don't be fooled by the language on the Happy Hour sign...that's not its native language! (Actually, I was hoping it WOULD fool some people, but the rest of the scene doesn't really say "English-speaking," does it?)
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Re: GPS v. Sicily = WTF

artsnletters ·
Just returned from a month in Greece. I don't know what I would have done without GPS, given that streets are not always marked, and when they are, it can be difficult to see the signs (posted on buildings, not on the street corner) or they can be only in Greek. On the other hand, it's hardly foolproof! Sometimes hard to tell who was the bigger fool, me or the GPS!
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Re: Beating Jet Lag

PHeymont ·
I forgot that important point Garry makes...the watch. When you're dozing on the plane, in and out, you lose sense of the time...which makes it the ideal time to fool yourself onto destination time. Setting your watch ahead 6 hours when you're wide awake and just got off the plane doesn't really work.
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Re: Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

GarryRF ·
The weather here in northern England has cooled off - was 72f and now 50f. But its still sunny, pleasant and dry. Too dry - just had to water the flowers ! Apple Blossom in the garden - just now ....
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Re: Downtown Lyme Regis

PortMoresby ·
You can't fool us - the real title of this one is 'Birds on the Roof'.
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Re: New Hope for the Jet-Lagged?

Travel Rob ·
I always am fine coming home. What gets me is those early arrivals when we go to Europe. I have to struggle that first day to stay awake or I never get on track .I like arriving in the afternoon or evening and then I'm ok. As shift workers learn quickly,light and darkness does play a big part in good sleep A lot of factories now try to keep workers from seeing the night to fool the body into thinking it's day
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a cautious but not paranoid traveler, GarryRF, but the warnings from the portenos were so frequent and so intense, you'd be a fool not to pay attention to them. The area around Caminito is well policed (dozens of police around), so I wouldn't worry about going there. But if you don't look like a native, best not to wander the neighborhood. La Boca is charming. But it has a rough edge to it. Be careful if you go.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 9, 2015: "Teddy Bear" Cholla

DrFumblefinger ·
  When you see a group of them at a distance in the "Cholla Cactus Garden" (Joshua Tree National Park), they're a memorable site.  With their arms outstretched, these cacti seem rather fuzzy, almost soft, and hence the name "teddy...
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Can an Airline Video be TOO Funny?

PHeymont ·
I would have said "I doubt it," but WestJet's April Fools video has certainly stopped everyone here from getting on with their day...have a look. The scary part is...you could almost imagine it happening. 'Nuff said: And if that's not enough, here's...
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Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

PHeymont ·
Netweather.tv illustration from the Telegraph (UK)   Robert Browning wouldn't be very happy with this week's April weather forecast for much of Britain. A "polar plume" is expected to arrive, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to Scotland and...
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May 28, 2017: Rwanda—Gorillas In The Mist

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares a fascinating encounter with Gorillas in the misty hills of Rwanda in today's Pic of the Day.
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WestJet shows off its ambitions with big Dreamliner order

PHeymont ·
WestJet orders 20 Boeing 787s to expand its international reach, while also planning to enter the ultra-low-cost market at home.
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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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Perfect Itinerary for a Dubai Family Vacation

Priyanka (Guest) ·
Priyanka shares lots of details you can use when planning your next trip to Dubai.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#118)

PHeymont ·
  A church again...no way to fool you about that, despite the concert setting. But where? That's for you to tease out, to seek the clues, to share ideas with fellow Gumbo members and perhaps—it happens often—the secret will be cracked...
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Barcelona: Gaudi's first house now open to visitors

PHeymont ·
The first house designed by Catalan Modernist Antoni Gaudi is now open to visitors for the first time. Barcelona can use the good news
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Sintra's Two Fabulous Palaces

PHeymont ·
Sintra is one of Portugal's top tourism attractions, and its two very different National Palaces are a big part of the draw.
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Big ooops! Taiwan passports get wrong photo

PHeymont ·
Taiwan is destroying its new passports after discovering they'd used pictures of the wrong airport in the wrong country as background.
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June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

George G. ·
Who would have guessed you could buy beer in a milk-style carton in South Africa. George G explains why.
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May 9, 2018: Table Rock, Boise, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some incredible views atop Table Rock in Boise, Idaho.
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#67)

PHeymont ·
Paris's Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the eastern part of the city, can fool you. In this case, it fooled all but PortMoresby, who somehow knew this seemingly tropical wilderness, with its sketchy bridge and photographed through falling rain, was...
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Madrid's Atocha Station: Where Gumbo Was (#43)

PHeymont ·
No, not a king's arboretum, or the Budapest palm house. And not in the Mid-Atlantic region. PortMoresby came closest when she suggested an airport, possibly in southern Spain. It's actually the main long-distance waiting room of Madrid's Atocha...
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A Visit to Berlin's Reichstag (Where Gumbo Was #186)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Germany's famous parliament building, the Reichstag. It has an interesting history and just a few decades ago underwent a brilliant modernization.
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Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits pretty Talbot County in Maryland, and shares some suggestions for fun ways to spend your time in the small towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels.
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No prank, but here are the April Fool videos

PHeymont ·
Take a flight of fancy with Westjet's annual April Fool video
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On DVD, Friends in Fiction and Real-Life

PortMoresby ·
   April 1, 2014   I watch a lot of movies and, while I pay some attention to ratings and reviews, I can like them for any number of reasons, not necessarily related to the usual criteria.  There are actors who I’ll happily...
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Road-Trip in Patagonia: El Chalten to Torres del Paine

DrFumblefinger ·
Some snapshots and memories of a roadtrip across the empty Patagonian steppe.
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WestJet strikes again with April Fool video

PHeymont ·
This year's April Fools Day video from Westjet features an idea that's out of control, but might be the beginning of something big..
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Flour and egg battle marks Spanish town's tradition

PHeymont ·
Ibi, in Eastern Spain's Valencia region, was a battlefield Monday as two "armies" fought each other for control of the town, using flour, eggs and firecrackers as weapons. It's hard to say who won. The mock battle takes place every Dec. 28, which is Dia de los Inocentes, roughly equivalent to April Fools' Day in effect. In the 200-year-old tradition, the insurgents seizing the town under the slogan of "New Justice" served as "Enfarinats," or "flour police," levying fines under a mock system...
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A Day in Miniatur-Wunderland, Hamburg

PHeymont ·
One of Hamburg's biggest attractions is one of its smallest: A miniature world of trains, planes, cars and more that captivates all ages.
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Bunratty Folk Park: Living History

PHeymont ·
One good attraction deserves another, and Bunratty Castle has the Folk Park at its feet.
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Re: Can an Airline Video be TOO Funny?

DrFumblefinger ·
Those are great! Westjet is a quality airline. Here is a link to some more April Fools pranks. http://www.ausbt.com.au/even-m...2015-aviation-pranks
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Re: Can an Airline Video be TOO Funny?

TravelGirlJenn ·
WestJet never fails to amaze me with their creativity. Hope to actually fly with them one day!
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Re: Can an Airline Video be TOO Funny?

Travel Rob ·
Here's a short commercial EasyJet came out with to promote their mobile boarding pass.
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Re: 12,000 Mini Miracles

GarryRF ·
The WestJet video says it can perform miracles at Christmas. It is so tacky it's a sugar coated Happy Meal. Sorry. Cant swallow this shallow attempt to fool the public. " Self-praise is no recommendation"
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Why March and April are ideal months for Splendid Morocco Tour?

Sarah Marry ·
Right after the end of Corona crises; gear up yourself for the Easter Holidays to Morocco . This North-African haven has become one of the most desired destinations for all the travel enthusiasts and fun lovers of the world. From the ultramodern metropolis of Rabat, and Casablanca, the swarthy Sahara dunes to lofty Atlas, the bustling Marrakesh souks to turquoise beaches, there is everything for every one of us. This African treasure spot would never disappoint you, because it is a...
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New York Penn: Up from Under

PHeymont ·
More than 100 years after its opening and nearly 60 years after its original hall was razed, America's busiest station gets some shiny new spaces.
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Art in the Picturesque Brandywine Valley

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie visits the Brandywine Museum of Art, home to a rich collection of American art, especially that of the Wyeth family.
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Sylvan Trails; Finding our Ways through Woodlands

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares pleasant memories of times spent in forests with trees.
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Sun Studio, Memphis: Where Legends Were Made

Samantha ·
While in Memphis, Samantha and her husband toured Sun Studio. No matter what type of music you like, you will appreciate the history of this studio.
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