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Re: France's love-hate relationship with Mickey D

GarryRF ·
The French see themselves as being the pinnacle of epicural delight. But unfortunately the McD chain provides a good and affordable alternative. Not everyone wants waiter service 3 times a day. Only the well heeled could afford it. The French object to calling a fast food outlet a "Restaurant". So that's the root of the problem. Snobbery. You can take the quails eggs in aspic - at the top of the "dress for dinner" brigade - or a Big Mac to fill your belly. I love a well presented meal as...
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Re: The "Noah's Ark" airport

Former Member ·
This story is a delight. Thanks for posting this. One reads about cases in which customs ceases endangered animals in transport. Perhaps this is ibe reason - some of that cargo is going via Lufthansa Cargo and passing through the Frankfurt Animal Lounge. So that is important work that they are doing there. They both keep the animals safe in transit and look out for those who should not be shipped at all. DrFumblefinger - The pony looks very healthy. You must know a lot about animals. Do you...
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Re: Born in flight, he now flies for a living

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story!!
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Re: The Museums of Astoria Oregon

George G. ·
Your travel blogs are always steeped in history and visual delight.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 6th, 2014:Brighton, England

Mac ·
Nice pic Garry! It is such a photogenic spot and the "Lanes" behind are a delight to visit too.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 30, 2015: Postcard from Morocco: Berber nomad mother

DrFumblefinger ·
Every Friday I wonder what your Photo Pic will be, and every Friday you continue to surprise and delight me with your handiwork! Beautifully done, my friend!!
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Re: Doors of Charleston

PHeymont ·
To alter a trite expression so it fits here: The delight is in the details! Thanks for the great collection and for the promise of more doors in the future...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
Think I need to send you some "Tetley Tea Bags " in the post Paul. I have to bring my own T-Bags to the US. Very weak brew you get in Restaurants. One day we'll get you a T Pot to complement your kitchen.... and maybe some fresh tea (not bagged)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Thanks, Garry...but I actually have a collection of teapots, some loose tea...and too much indolence to make it right!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
How to make a perfect brew : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8LbiVjmXc If that's too much messing - get some strong flavour Tea Bags !
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Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a followup. Car experts have identified this as a 1929 Ford Model A. PHeymont was spot on in his analysis. Not the usual car you see in Argentina, but a delight to see nonetheless!
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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam, on Lunar New Year

Mac ·
Hi Karl, we just struck plain lucky!! We were in Hanoi for the day before New Year's eve which was already a delight to the eye. We were actually in Hué for the "eve" itself and then went on down on to Hoi An. So we saw each city's wonderful decorations at each location. Just lucky!!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
Basking in the warmth of an unusually sunny and delightful English summer, there is nothing nicer, particularly if you are a hot horse, than being able to queue up for a cooling ice cream cone at the Winstones ice cream van parked up on Minchinhampton...
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The North Cascades: a National Park and Scenic Highway

DrFumblefinger ·
The North Cascades Highway (Washington SR-20) offers the northern most route across the Cascade range in Washington state, just south of the Canadian border.  The eastern (and highest) part of the road is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 2, 2015: The Steelpan - National Instrument of Trinidad & Tobago

MAD Travel Diaries ·
   Carnival season 2015 is in full swing. To the world Carnival may be most popular in Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago has a massive celebration that may just be second biggest. The Carnival season starts immediately after the...
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Signs of Boston

DrFumblefinger ·
  I'm fond of looking at a city's signage, and often find it a reflection of that city's personality.  I've previously published several galleries on this website featuring signs I've encountered in different cities, a listing of which you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 7, 2015: Obwarzanek vendor, Krakow

IslandMan ·
    Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland . Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Our visit to Krakow was a surprising delight. Not knowing...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 5, 2015: Spice Market, Dubai

IslandMan ·
    Markets are fascinating places, whatever country, town or village you may be in. The smells, sights and wares on offer are a delight for the eyes and nose alike. The souk in the old part of Dubai was a particularly interesting one that I...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, March 6, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - the day's end

Mac ·
  With an apology to the TG gurus for another shot of my friend, the camel rider, we find him at the huge windblown dunes of Erg Chebbi behind the little town of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara at the end of his hot working day. His two...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Tea, we discovered in our week in Istanbul, is a necessity of nearly every meal and occasion, and one fraught with ritual. It must be made with the right tea, it must be steeped for a long time and then diluted to the right color, and served in small...
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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 21, 2015: Cefalu, Sicily

IslandMan ·
    I'm a sucker for a picture-postcard location, and the town of Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily is no exception. A comune in the Province of Palermo on the Tyrrhenian Sea , it's about 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the provincial...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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Strasbourg: Self-service tour of Alsatian food

PHeymont ·
PHeymont tries something new: A self-service gourmet food tour, organized by the Strasbourg Office de Tourisme.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Birmingham

Ruby Daub ·
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of approximately 1,000,075 at the latest count. With a distinguished history based on its manufacturing heritage this proud city is now a magnet for tourists from all over the world and whether it is shopping you love, attractions or festivals and events, Birmingham and its surrounding area has everything you can think of. Murder Mystery Events If you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Birmingham why not try a Murder...
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Tips For A Perfect Summer season Tour

Humboldt Tours Berlin ·
Summertime’s have struck one of the most of the plain areas with the intense warm days; every passing day is getting hotter. The heat is making is harder for everybody to head out specifically in day time. Summer season breaks in the schools all across the country are almost to start, that makes it an ideal time for the family trip to go for Berlin Wall Tour . This is the time when kids are already set for a daring summertime vacation and they anticipate you to plan a trip to some hill...
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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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Swat Valley, Pakistan

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell remembers a visit to Pakistan's remote Swat Valley.
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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February 13, 2017. Tufted Gray Langur, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
A common primate found around the ancient archaeologic sites of Sri Lanka (and elsewhere), they are gentle creatures who don't mind posing for a photograph.
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December 19, 2019: Dolphins in Cuba

GarryRF ·
Dolphin shows continue to be a hot ticket in Cuba, and GarryRF shared this image with us.
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Awash with Excitement

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts a visit to Awash National Park in Ethiopia.
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Shaza Hotels: Experience Middle-Eastern Luxury, Comfort & Class

Shaza Hotels (Guest) ·
Sponsored content about a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia.
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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Turkish Delights...

Mac ·
And so the tour guide says "I'm just going to take you to my uncle's shop..." and your heart sinks, knowing that you are going to lose another hour of your life whilst 'uncle' tries to sell you some over-priced merchandise or other. Well, this time it...
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Love at first flight: Wedding's up in the air

PHeymont ·
A year ago, Serbian actress Vjera Mujovic and German doctor Stefan Preis met while seated next to each other on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Ulan Bator. Last week, occupying the same seats on the same flight, but surrounded by friends...
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Born in flight, he now flies for a living

PHeymont ·
  Erkan Geldi, a Turkish Airlines flight attendant has a possibly unique distinction. He may be the world's only airline employee actually born on an airplane. He was born midair on a Turkish Airlines flight to Frankfurt in 1990.   His birth...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 14, 2015. Hans Monheimus

DrFumblefinger ·
(Hans in his photoroom, studying one of his photos of Arthur C. Clarke)   I made many friends during my journeys to Sri Lanka.  The most treasured of these was with science fiction writer and futurist, Sir Arthur C. Clarke .  Arthur had...
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Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

PHeymont ·
TravelGumbo has featured many markets, but few as old or as large as Vienna's fabled Naschmarkt, with a history going back to the 16th century, and just under a mile long and two to three aisles wide of stands, stalls, restaurants and small bars just...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jul 6, 2015: Fish Market, Catania

IslandMan ·
The city of Catania is on the south-east coast of Sicily and is known as the "Milan" of the south. Renowned for the its' architecture and Roman history, it's a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. On a recent trip there...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Getting Acquainted

PortMoresby ·
  Oaxaca de Juarez is a beautiful city, no question, but what impressed me most were the people I met, Mexican and expat, in all walks of life.  I’ve never visited a place where the warmth and kindness of the residents stood out as it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

IslandMan ·
    Walking around the back streets of an old Italian village is always a delight, and Syracuse in Sicily was no exception. I am always on the look out for the "little things" to photograph, and, being an admirer of vintage automobiles, I...
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10 fun things to do in Goa that you might have missed

Sunil Kumar ·
Think of Goa and you think of unlimited fun. The smallest state in India is titled as the most fun destination in the country. Blessed with a myriad of options for excitement, every holiday in Goa is memorable, no matter the number of times you have visited. From frolicking in blue waters to basking in the golden shores, from the secrets of the waters to excitements of the tropical land, Goa excites, surprises and tempts you each time. For your next holiday in Goa, we have the checklist of...
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Mar. 6, 2018: Durnstein, Austria

Marilyn Jones ·
A tiny town along the Danube with a long history shows off its charm for veteran traveler Marilyn Jones.
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5 Reasons why Rajasthan is one of the most Romantic Place

RS Rajawat ·
Rajasthan, the place of the kings and rulers has been attracting tourists and visitors from across the countries for the magnificent forts and palaces, lakes and temples and also the fairs. Rajasthan is one of the most sought-after place by the explorers and adventure seekers. Choosing Rajasthan holiday packages from Royal Adventure Tours helps you explore the vivid culture and enjoy the most in the most romantic place in the country. The fascinating features in Rajasthan have made it one of...
 
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