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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

PHeymont ·
I think that's one of the problems with so much travel journalism: Top-Tenism, the urge to line things up in order and crown a winner. That means, often, directing attention away from wonderful things that 'didn't make the list.' I'd much rather see lists of 'Ten wonderful gardens you might enjoy' or 'ten restaurants I've enjoyed.' As for gardens: Some are quite formal, others either informal or with the goal of showing nature rather than decor. Some are large, others small. Some are...
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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

PHeymont ·
Interesting point, Mac. Large planes with bright decor somehow seem to me roomier, even if the seat is the same size. I think there's a balance between physical comfort and "feel" that airlines may not always recognize. On the other hand, I've been on 777s that had so little division of space that my mental image was sitting in a huge concert hall...and felt a bit uncomfortable from that!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #36

PHeymont ·
Looks a bit like a Tudor cottage stuck on top of an obelisk. Let me start the guessing with the idea that despite the decor, it's not all that old (since when Tudor-era builders used those wooden crosspieces they were structural, not decorative.) But if I'm right about when, it completely unmoors this from the idea of 15th-century England, and it could be absolutely anywhere!
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Re: 25 Yr Old Wins $ 1M Picasso for only $ 135 US

JohnT ·
I saw this in the paper this morning as well. Apparently there are only 10,000 tickets left... Gotta admit it's tempting...only way I'd ever own a Picasso...just wouldn't go with the rest of my decor though...clashes with "Dogs playing poker."
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Re: 25 Yr Old Wins $ 1M Picasso for only $ 135 US

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by JohnT: I saw this in the paper this morning as well. Apparently there are only 10,000 tickets left... Gotta admit it's tempting...only way I'd ever own a Picasso...just wouldn't go with the rest of my decor though...clashes with "Dogs playing poker." No John, don't think it would clash with the Dog picture. Welcome back. Hope you've recovered from your jet lag and have settled into "life as usual" (ie. starting to plan your next trip).
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Re: New name for U.S. highest mountain

PortMoresby ·
A new name, or an old name?
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Re: New name for U.S. highest mountain

PHeymont ·
Good point…new name as far as official government name goes…old name as far as local peoples are concerned!
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

GarryRF ·
I'm disappointed you never spotted the Motorbike used by Hagrid in Harry Potter. Sections filmed in Liverpool and in the underwater Mersey Tunnel.
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

PHeymont ·
Well, I don't know who said I missed it, but when I took my pictures, Hagrid wasn't in it...
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

DrFumblefinger ·
Pheymont -- you must have used the shutter speed for that motorcycle photo!
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

GarryRF ·
A Royal Enfield model called the Bullet Classic. I should never have doubted your eye for a classic like this !
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Re: Name Your Favorite Restaurants for Atmosphere, Past or Present

PortMoresby ·
Green Chili Restaurant, Nyaungshwe, Burma. Setting: A simple elegant house in a garden, converted to it's current use, in a residential neighborhood off the beaten path. Seating on the veranda or in the high-ceilinged dining room. Service: Like the decor, low key. Responsive and friendly. In a word, perfect. Friends from the 2nd visit. Food: The best Burmese I had in several weeks in the country. After the first try I couldn't eat anywhere else for the duration. I didn't expect to find a...
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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Jestine's Kitchen, Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
  In the past decade or so, Charleston has emerged as a food/foodie travel destination.  On an extended weekend visit to Charleston, we enjoyed superb food every single meal.  Most everything is fried and a little "heavier" than we're...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 5, 2014: Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taiwan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  Did you ever think you would eat ice cream out of a miniature squat toilet? Or that someone would come up with that concept?   This phenomena was first introduced in Taipei, Taiwan in the early 2000s when it was a unique idea for an ice...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Look east! Gallery re-examines East German interior decor

PHeymont ·
A glittering new gallery in Berlin, just off Karl-Marx-Allee, is taking a new look at mid-century design in the former German Democratic Republic, along with contemporary design from elsewhere in the East bloc and the west.   East German (and...
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Hackescher Markt and Hofe, Berlin: Where Gumbo Was #72

PHeymont ·
The Gumbo Guessers have done their best with this week's puzzle, but it has defied solution, although Jonathan L got the right city. It's Berlin, alright, a city with two rail transit systems (U-Bahn and S-Bahn) and where poor maintenance caused a...
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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Three Churches in Nürnberg

PHeymont ·
Only blocks apart, these three churches each have their own history and feel, despite sharing common medieval roots.
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her progress through the Cotswolds with a visit to Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh and is greeted with the words, "Chastleton is Wolf Hall."
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Poking around Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to the small and historic West Virginia town of Berkeley Springs.
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Glitzy new museum set for New York

PHeymont ·
A landmark New York building is being turned into condos, with a plan for a museum on the immense ground floor former bank hall.
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Prague's St Vitus: Old and New

PHeymont ·
PHeymont takes a look at how one of Europe's oldest cathedrals came to have so much stunning modern art.
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National Trust: More like 'Heir B&B'

PHeymont ·
Britain's National Trust adds a new listing to its collection of rentable vacation spaces in historic buildings.
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Basel Buildings: A Touch of Modern

PHeymont ·
As in many other cities, the modern found a home in Basel around the turn of the last century, but produced some unique blends with earlier styles.
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Maymont Mansion, Richmond, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #366)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting home of James and Sallie Dooley, known as Maymont. The mansion is located at 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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A really cheesy hotel deal

PHeymont ·
Yet another pop-up hotel experience is avaialble, this one for cheese-lovers.
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Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway: A World First

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont in a look at the world's first parkway, and one whose grand scheme has survived its hodge-podge of buildings and styles.
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April 12, 2020: Jama Michalika cafe, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a 19th century cafe in Krakow, exuding historic charm and serving tasty tradiitonal cuisine.
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The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations

Aman U (Guest) ·
Looking for a honeymoon destination? Consider these locations in the Caribbean (sponsored content)
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was, #117)

PHeymont ·
Puerto Rico's Capitol building is not quite iconic—although its decor includes artwork of iconic themes and events in Puerto Rican history that will probably come clear now that you know where it is...and Jonathan L did. It sits on a bluff...
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New name for U.S. highest mountain

PHeymont ·
It's hard times for famous Americans these days. Either Hamilton or Jackson is slated to lose his place on the money, and Ohio's William McKinley has now lost his spot on the tallest mountain in the U.S. It's now officially to be called Denali, a...
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Walking and Eating in Berlin's Mitte

PHeymont ·
On our last few trips, we've gotten in the habit of looking around for good eating/walking tours, which allow us to sample a variety of local foods along with some sights, and some well-prepared information about the foods, their history and their...
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A Tallinn café on steroids??

Mac ·
So, whilst strolling around lovely old-town Tallinn in Estonia on the Baltic sea coast, I passed this rather delightful looking café with a few quirky extras tastefully added to the exterior. So I thought that I would just step inside...  ...
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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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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JetBlue: New interiors, less footroom

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is refreshing its interior decor—and squeezing in more seats—on its older planes.
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Japan launches Hello Kitty bullet train

PHeymont ·
Hello Kitty hits the rails as Japan Railways' latest character-themed train set.
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July 20, 2018: Farmacia de la Estrella, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a beautiful old pharmacy in Buenos Aires. Dating to 1835, the decor has changed much since then.
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River cruise line hooks up with dating app

PHeymont ·
A boutique river cruise line continues to try and find its niche.
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Are windowless planes in your future?

PHeymont ·
Emirates head predicts we'll save time and money with virtual windows; his airline has them in some luxury suites.
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Experience Lalgarh Palace with Palace on Wheels Train

kristinperry ·
This masterpiece of the architecture by the Maharajah of Bikaner – Lalgarh is one of the top prime attractions at Bikaner in Rajasthan. The Lalgarh Palace has a rich display of history, royalty, culture and amazing wealth with its complex wings and enormous corridors. There is also exquisite artifacts and the corridors have paintings hanging which makes the Palace narrate the historic tales. Most of it is made from pure red sandstone that was extensively brought in from the Thar Desert of...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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A Rambler in Lisbon

PHeymont ·
Lisbon is a city with a long history, steep hills, and lots of memorable street scenes. PHeymont shares some here.
 
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