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Re: Krumlov Castle, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. Where Gumbo was #68

Roderick Simpson ·
I first visited Cesky Krumlov in 1995, when it was still being restored and the tower repainted, as it had deteriorated during the communist period. I would also advise anyone visiting the area also to see nearby Rozmberk, which is a pretty village with a quite impressive castle, but with far fewer tourists (First 2 pictures). Prague is rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but there is much more to see in the Czech Republic including Cesky Krumlov and South Bohemia.
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Re: Krumlov Castle, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. Where Gumbo was #68

GarryRF ·
Cesky Krumlov like many of the cities behind the old "iron Curtain" seem to be frozen in time. I'm glad I visited eastern Europe before the arrival of McRonalds appeared on street corners. The Czech Republic has produced excellent cars for 50 years but was starved of cash by Moscow for many years. But it's just now become one of the top producers in Europe.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

Travel Rob ·
Reiner is far from forgotten, thanks to all your research. Poland too holds special memories for me and from what you show of Świeradów Zdrój,it is spectacular. Thanks again Whitney for your incredible moving series.Reiner would be proud!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I have enjoyed sharing my search for Reiner with your readers. Joy!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Check out more of Pawel Wyszomirski's documentary photography here at http://www.testigo.pl/members/pawel-wyszomirski/
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

DrFumblefinger ·
It would have been so very nice for you to have found Reiner as an elderly man slowly walking home with the aid of his cane from his daily dip in the mineral spring, and joined him for a revitalizing sip of schnaps and shared with him your journey. How cool would it have been for you to say, "Hi, Reiner. I'm your nephew's wife, Whitney". I think he'd be tickled to no end to know how much you've cared and how hard you've tried to find him.... Sadly, the absence of an ending like this should...
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Dr. Fumblefinger—your response moves me. And I agree with you about looking for wiser solutions to conflict. Travel leads me to see what connects us to each other, not what separates us.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

GarryRF ·
I've travelled to Brisbane Australia looking for clues to my fathers war record. It was a hot summers day when I found Roe Street Barracks - still in use ! I was convinced it would have gone years ago to a development. I stood in the entrance and I felt a shiver run down my back. A feeling I've heard described as "someone walking on your grave"
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I know that feeling, GarryRF. Though, in this case, I would call it walking on HIS grave.
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Re: Prague: Fancy Rooftops, Flashy Facades

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember having the same feeling about Prague. A beautiful city of great architectural variety and all types of style. One of the more memorable views of the city is from up high, say from the observation deck of City Hall. The rooftops and towers are beautiful.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

PHeymont ·
What a classic! The top picture shows almost nothing directly, and yet shows everything about its place!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

GarryRF ·
Looks like you've made a friend there DrY ! Love those Geckos. GOOGLE PHOTOS
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

IslandMan ·
Excellent pictures! Now that's what I call a HOLIDAY!
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Re: Feb. 24, 2016: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Travel Rob ·
Great photos Marilyn!
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Re: Feb. 24, 2016: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

DrFumblefinger ·
The colors and textures of the photos are amazing! I love seeing local celebrations like these.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

Racing_snake ·
Definitely worth seeing. Been there several times and it's always fascinating. I believe it's the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. )
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Re: Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

PHeymont ·
Lovely pictures! I was surprised to see so many signs in English...is it the most common language, or is Maltese widely-spoken also?
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Re: Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

IslandMan ·
Thanks PH. Maltese is the official language but English is widely spoken and there are little if any communication problems.
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Re: Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

GarryRF ·
The island of Malta became part of the British Empire in 1800. The French had invaded Malta 2 years previously and were unwelcome. The British removed the French and established a base there at Valletta to give them a port in the Mediterranean Sea. And it provided employment and security to the local people. In 1964 it voted for Independence. The Coat of Arms of Queen Victoria can be seen over the VICTORIA GATE photo - above. The current Queen Elizabeth ceased any connection with Malta in...
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Re: Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for this fascinating piece, IslandMan. Malta quickly moves towards the top of future travel destinations in my bucket list.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 20, 2014: The Piano Busker

Jonathan L ·
He is not the only piano busker. Check out Colin Huggins in my blog today about Greenwich Village, here on TravelGumbo.
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dr.Y ·
      Here are some photos taken during a recent winter trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (a popular winter sun destination for snowbirds from Canada and the northern United States).  The people were friendly!  We...
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Liberland awaits: who will be the first tourist?

PHeymont ·
Taking advantage of a small (only Monaco and the Vatican are smaller) piece of Europe that is apparently unclaimed by either of its neighbors, Croatia and Serbia, a Czech politician named  Vít Jedlička has proclaimed the Republic of...
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Carnival launches 'fathom' new 'voluntourism' brand

PHeymont ·
Volunteers work on water filtration system parts (Photo: Carnival Corp)   Carnival, mothership of nine different cruise line brands, is launching another, with a twist: Instead of high-end entertainment and gambling, the line—named...
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Prague: Fancy Rooftops, Flashy Facades

PHeymont ·
Every city has memorable buildings and unusual architectural details, but I can't think of another city with such a wealth and variety as Prague. I was struck by it on my first trip a dozen years ago, and this summer's trip reinforced the impression....
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Next for Cuba: Carnival to offer volunteer cruises

PHeymont ·
Cuban sunset, soon to be seen from Carnival's volunteer cruises   Carnival's Fathom cruise line will offer "voluntourism" cruises to Cuba starting next spring, it announced today. Although the itineraries haven't yet been fully developed, and the...
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Prague Castle's chief loses job over red underwear

PHeymont ·
Yes, that's what it says.   In addition to being one of Prague's, even Europe's, top tourist attractions, it's also the home of the Czech Republic president and other important offices. And, a week or so ago, the security importance of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 12, 2015: Berlin TV Tower, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
  The Berlin TV Tower  (German:  Fernsehturm ) is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany (close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte).       The tower was designed by East German architects Fritz Dieter, Günter...
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Olomouc — Now that’s a Plague column!

DrFumblefinger ·
(Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc, Czech Republic) During our visit to the Czech Republic we ventured on a day trip from our base in Prague east to Olomouc (pronounced OH-loh-moats).   Most of our time in the Czech Republic had...
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral from Petrin Hill) This is a continuation of my blog on Prague; you can find part 1 by clicking this link. 2) Castle Quarter (Hradcany).  The first castle in Prague was built on the west...
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Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
  I’m reluctant to say goodbye to Łukasz and his family because now I want to buy my own metal detector and continue digging in Poland. But, Paweł and I have a long drive ahead to Świeradów Zdrój , a Polish spa town in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 8, 2014 : Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
    Prague features many monuments to the Velvet Revolution (the fall of Soviet Communism some 25 years ago); the most moving to me is  The Memorial to the Victims of Communism.   Situated at the base of Petrin Hill in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 20, 2014: The Piano Busker

IslandMan ·
  One of the fun things I like about traveling is coming across the colorful characters that make visiting a particular destination interesting. Buskers are one of those types of characters and can be found in any town or city in all parts of the...
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Krumlov Castle, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. Where Gumbo was #68

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting Krumlov Castle in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage medieval city of Český Krumlov.  The historic core of Český Krumlov has 300 protected medieval era buildings, but its biggest landmark is its...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most popular tourist attractions in the historic and beautiful city of Prague is situated on the southern wall of its City Hall, in the Old Town Square.  This is where you'll find the city's famous astronomical clock,...
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Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

IslandMan ·
Alighting off the bus at the Floriana terminus, I walk across the small bridge spanning the deep ditch and pass through the city gate. The city immediately opens up before me as I walk down the main thoroughfare of Republic Street. Valletta , the...
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Look around you, travelers: there are more of you again!

PHeymont ·
After a decline from 2009's high, U.S. travelers are leaving the country in bigger numbers again, with a 4-year high expected. UK, France and Italy all are expecting more Americans, but the big winner may be the Dominican Republic, which lately has...
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American Eagle Changes Name, But You Won't Notice...

PHeymont ·
American Airlines' regional subsidiary American Eagle is getting a new name: Envoy Airlines. The new name is to distinguish it from the other American Eagle, the name used for the flights operated for American by independent regional carriers...
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The Czech Republic wants to be called "Czechia"

Travel Rob ·
The Czech Republic wants to be referred to as "Czechia." See the reason why.
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Feb. 24, 2016: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Marilyn Jones ·
A city founded by Christopher Columbus and his brother, but where nearly everything you'll see was built after 1865. What a paradox!
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Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband checked out the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town, Prague.
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Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband fell in love with the city of Prague, and really enjoyed spending time on the famous Charles Bridge.
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Re: Look east! Gallery re-examines East German interior decor

Travel Rob ·
I did find the Communist Eastern European architecture and decor very bland at the time but people made the most of what they had .I was impressed how people kept items working.
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Re: Liberland awaits: who will be the first tourist?

DrFumblefinger ·
This may actually turn out to be a tax haven. It might be very successful.
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Re: Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great church! I loved visiting it. If you like astronomy, be sure you visit the grave of Tycho Brahe within the church.
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Re: The Czech Republic wants to be called "Czechia"

GarryRF ·
The Czech's have a long history of producing world class cars. Even in the 1930s they were producing the original Beetle before Adolf stole it. The latest Skoda cars are the most reliable in Europe.
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Touring the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Czechia

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time while touring the Pilsner Urquell Brewery near Prague in the Czech Republic. If you are anywhere near the area you should definitely try to make time to check it out.
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Re: Touring the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Czechia

Samantha ·
Wow, on so many levels, lol. Thanks for sharing the memories. Luckily we have a liquor store near us that carries several types of international beers, including Pilsner Urquell. The one I can't seem to find here is a German beer called Augustijn. It was good too.
 
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