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Re: Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

DrFumblefinger ·
Great piece and fabulous destination. I can almost feel the heat and humidity from your photos!
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Re: Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

PortMoresby ·
It was a long time ago and warm, yes, but I seem to remember Curacao being dry, think goats & tumbleweeds.
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Re: The Historic Fort and Town of Galle, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great photoessay of a special place, Travellinn, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us. I generally just traveled through Galle, never stopping much except perhaps to look around for an hour or get something to eat. The fort is very impressive, a massive structure of rock and coral. The last time I visited Galle was just after the great tsunami of 2004. The town was one of the most damaged by that tragedy as several massive waves washed through it. Hundreds were killed or...
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Re: The Historic Fort and Town of Galle, Sri Lanka

GarryRF ·
How did you discover Galle ? Did you read of its existence prior to your travels ? Or merely stumble upon it and get the urge to explore further. It appears to be untouched by tourism - or is it on the tourist itinerary ? After all these invaders what language do they speak now ? Good collection of photos - gives a real taste of this town.
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Re: The Historic Fort and Town of Galle, Sri Lanka

Travellinn ·
DrFumblefinger, then you should absolutely spend some time in Galle next time you visit Sri Lanka! GarryRF, the plan was originally to go to Unawatuna (30 min away) staying there and doing a day trip to Galle. But after doing a little bit research online, we found out that Unawatuna would not fit us, and ended up doing the opposite. On our daytrip to Unawatuna we certainly got confirmed that staying in Galle was a much better option. See my thought about that on...
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The Historic Fort and Town of Galle, Sri Lanka

Travellinn ·
    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, sure is a charming place to visit. The city within the fort is set up by low-rise buildings along cute narrow streets.   Arriving from Colombo by bus, we...
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The Dutch Fort of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Where Gumbo was #235)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Sri Lanka's Portugese forts, this one a nicely preserved example on the country's east coast in the small city of Batticaloa.
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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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Strolling Along in Historic Holland

Marilyn Jones ·
  The last day of my AmaWaterways Tulip Time river cruise I visit Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam.  At first glance it seems like an elaborate theme park celebrating Dutch history, but in actuality, this is a historic community with an...
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Hitchhike Amsterdam on a Bicycle

Travel Rob ·
Yellow Bike, the guided bike tour and bicycle rental company in Amsterdam, started an initiative this summer that allows locals to offer travelers a free ride on their bicycles. Yellow Bike gives a free yellow luggage rack...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 6, 2015: Dutch Cheeses

IslandMan ·
    On a visit to the Netherlands we stayed in the seaside village of Wijk aan Zee on the North Sea, just north of Amsterdam . The village is small and quaint and is known for its wide beaches, bars and hotels and is popular as a holiday...
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Craft Fairs are Fun!

Jonathan L ·
What does a traveler do on a weekend. Well is he has no other obligations he might take a day to explore. And so The Amazing Ms. D  and I took off on a recent Sunday for the destination of Morristown NJ (map) , which sits about 40 miles from...
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Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Marilyn Jones ·
Sunday morning it is quiet in Willemstad; so different from earlier in the week when I walked along busy streets, admiring the island’s Dutch architecture and interacting with local merchants.   My lodging is in the neighborhood of...
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