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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

GarryRF ·
You can take your own entertainment on the Dreamliner DrF. The large screen in the seat back in front of you also has a USB port. The Menu has a USB option and you can charge those devices you've taken with you. I also recommend Bluetooth headphones to keep all those singing babies away ! I have a selection of music to sleep to.
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the bit of advice, Garry. I usually use the USB port to keep my phone charged. Air Canada has a good flight movie menu and I tend to use that time to catch up on new releases.
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Amateuremigrant ·
Camping on the pig farm beyond the abbey in the sixties �� But loved it. A fine wee nugget of a port town that never seems to lose its charm - there's no room, unlike sprawling cousins of Scarboro, Brid and Filey
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Re: EU moves to ban single-use plastics

GarryRF ·
Just another example of the European Parliament wasting my taxes on a Worldwide problem. The 25% of plastic waste is a good clue to the origin of the problem. Shipping. Cruise ships, cargo ships and container carriers have a choice to make. Pay to have the trash removed in port. Or dump it at sea while they are still off the Radar.
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Re: Gallery: Hill Tribe Market, Inle Lake, Burma

IslandMan ·
Good one, Port Morseby. Markets are always fascinating places to visit and this one looks exceptional. Very colourful people as well as the wares they sell and your pictures certainly tell a story.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PHeymont ·
Well, here it is Friday night, and I see everyone gathered around to see what's in the Gumbo (e)mailbag and here...because indeed, the mystery has again been solved. Gumbo was in the Roman Arena at Arles, deep in the heart of Roman France. First to point at the site (but not to actually claim it) was Port Moresby, who contributed a picture of it at 1 pm on Wednesday while others were pointing out other Roman arenas. PM was followed by TravelandNature at 11 pm that night—you'll have noted...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

TravelandNature ·
Puzzle Master - Clarification needed - Port Moresby suggested 4 locations - Rome, Verona, Arles, and Nimes. Did the Puzzle Master receive a submission via email with a commitment to only one answer ? TravelandNature simply supplied information in response to a question. TandN does not participate in the puzzles; they are too hard. Artsnletters followed the Puzzle Masters instructions "you can e-mail your answer to suggestions@travelgumbo.com . On Friday night, the vault will be opened, and...
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Re: Is Porto worth the trip?

PHeymont ·
Much as I loved my time in Porto...it's NOT a day trip. Much too much to do there, including evening stroll along the Douro, port-wine tasting across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia and more. I'd say take the advice above and save Porto for another trip. Of the recommended day trips above, I'd vote for Sintra. It's an easy trip--trains run about every 30 minutes, more frequently in rush hours, The town itself is interesting, the Moorish Castle up on the mountain and the Pena Palace above that...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
Ha ha Port, if scattered from the "fish back", you will not likely reach the "flat ground or water" there. Most likely will be blown upwards towards the sky
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

JohnT ·
O.K. So it's not in Japan or probably Malaysia or Indonesia. I think it unlikely that Port Moresby has been to Myanmar (though he certainly appears to be a very intrepid traveller). The more reading I do leads me to believe that it's most likely Port Moresby is referring to European trading within Macau, Canton, Hong Kong or perhaps Taiwan...so given that we think the bridge is...well, very old I would be leaning toward the Portuguese or the Dutch as one of the nations involved and China...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

PHeymont ·
JohnT...don't be misled by the Myanmar/Burma perplex. Port Moresby has actually contributed three interesting blogs from travels there, under the Burma name. Most recent one was on Dec. 7th Not that I'm saying that's where this is, because I don't know...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

PHeymont ·
Well, since Port Moresby appears to have traveled in a lot of places, that may not be a tell; I try when I'm the puzzler not to be too obvious about choosing from my most recent post or trip.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was, #6: The Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam

Travel Rob ·
A great Where in the World is Gumbo Pic this week by Port Moresby . I couldn't believe anyone would get it. Hats off to Club2013 for nailing it!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 7.5

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: It seems to be "Leopold", a symbolic 1890's photographer, by David Clemons, Higgins Point, Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. Well done Port Moresby. However there is a minor point about the location. Higgens Point (yes, this is the correct spelling) is about 0.2 mile southeast of the location of the statue. The statue is actually located on the 34 acre Coeur d'Alene Parkway, a thin strip of park land running along the Centennial Trail for about 1/2 mile...
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Re: Sedona AZ-Red Rocks rise above townscape

PHeymont ·
Port Moresby...here's the original image from which the clip was cropped. Does it confirm your guess?
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

PHeymont ·
In the Duel of the Devices, I'm going to declare the RAVPower unit the winner. Both of these devices are essentially external batteries, something that's becoming more popular as more phones come with non-removable batteries. There are two critical differences, however: capacity and output. The PowerStick has a capacity of 750mAh (about half the power held by an average cellphone battery) and a maximum output current of 700mA (phone chargers usually supply 1000mA). The RAVpower device has a...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

PHeymont ·
By the way...here's my solution to the other charger issue (plugging in at home). It's a 5-port USB host that has a short cord to plug in (no brick to get in the way at the outlet) and takes 5 standard USB cords for your devices...the kind that come with your device, although more are available cheaply. The five outputs include 2 2100mA for iPad, 2 1000mA for most phones, and 1 1300mA for Samsung. All can be used for any device up to the designated output (that is, you can plug your phone...
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Former Member ·
PowerStick only charges from a USB port. The PowerStick has a capacity of 750mAh Perfect ! That is all that I need for my modest travel needs - just a little juice for a camera or my old flip (!) phone, if needed during a day of sightseeing. The PowerStick is only about the size of a pen, takes no thought to use and does not involve batteries. My kind of tool. Travelers who carry a lot more toys have greater needs than little me.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

DrFumblefinger ·
I say Port Moresby can only play if he/she doesn't know where where in the world is. LOL.
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Re: Venice's ban on huge cruise ships suspended

PHeymont ·
The only alternatives I can see are to build a new cruise port outside the lagoon. Chioggia might be too far, but perhaps just north of the main way into the lagoon, across the inlet from the Lido. That would provide land-based alternatives for other day trips from the boats, and could also be served by vaporetto-sized boats heading into Venice itself. Of course, I haven't consulted the folks who live there and run campgrounds there...
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Re: June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

Amateuremigrant ·
What an odd origin ! Things once embedded seem to take a long time to change, even when it's obvious ! I've always hated drinking straight from a carton anyway. In south India I had a surprise when I heard there was some Indian 'Port' at the store and got a small plastic pouch full of something that bore more resemblance to red wine vinegar.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#261)

PHeymont ·
Here are the Saturday clues...a little off the beaten path. Offshore from our vantage point, a ship approaches port, and outside the area we're visiting, a windmill shows that all is not in vane. Sorry, couldn't resist!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #62

Roderick Simpson ·
My first thought was the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, but from what I remember, it was on a river, not a harbour. I still favour a fishing port with some yachts, possibly in Northern Spain. However, I may be literally half a world away!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #62

Roderick Simpson ·
Reykjavik, Iceland. Images of the port show a building with the same window pattern.
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Re: Kettering, Northamptonshire: Where Gumbo Was (#38)

GarryRF ·
When I was researching the history of the land my house is built on I opened up so much information. During WW1 the land was used for a temporary Army Camp. Many new soldiers were from Wales - 20 miles away - who spoke no English ! But on the 8th June 1917 Capt. (later General) Patton arrived in the Port of Liverpool England on his way to France. He took a train to Litherland Railway Station and stayed here in my garden until he left to catch a Train from Liverpool to London. I often find...
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Re: A House in Essaouira

Mac ·
Delightful piece PM, many thanks, evokes many memories for me of previous visits to this delightful port.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

Roderick Simpson ·
At first, I was thinking the Pacific North West or BC, but the grain elevator points strongly to the Great Lakes. This is supported by Port Moresby's observation of the Ontario company's container. The largest city in the province is Toronto. It has an airfield beside the lake, and my own photograph from the top of the CN Tower taken a few years ago shows hangers just like in the first picture. I therefore vote for Toronto lake shore.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, August 1, 2014: Postcards from Greece - Santorini

Mac ·
A 980 foot climb Karl! We walked down but took the cable car back up! The trip up from the new port area is now in a regular bus but is still quite an alarming ride up!
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Re: Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, Vernon: Where Gumbo Was #31

PHeymont ·
They are similar in sharing the general features of Gothic architecture...but this one, while nearly as high in the nave, is much narrower. There are quite a few famous Notre Dames, especially in France. Marseille has one high on a hill, overlooking the port.
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Re: Gallery: The View From Home

IslandMan ·
Beautiful pix Port Moresby. Sometimes being a traveler around your own back yard can be just as much fun as being in another country.
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

IslandMan ·
Nice post and photographs, Port Moresby. Yes, bicycles are always a pleasant subject. They are so calming and tranquil. Just wish more people would use them.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Thanks DrF. I can remember Lee Marvin as the angry young man - so it must have been a few years ago. The heat of summer in Vegas is just not nice. Must be what's meant by a "Seasoned Traveller" When we go at just the right time of year. Like the word "Posh" Port Out - Starboard Home To keep a cool cabin on a round trip to India on the sea. (Before A/C)
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

Ron B. ·
Visited the city as a port stop 28 January 2003. Cloudy when we arrived but soon the rain pounded us. Here's a pic of the maid's room in the Museo Regional Braun Menedez. A really outstanding lunch was at the Hotel Jose Nogueira's La Pergola restaurant while the rain showered its glass roof.
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Re: Ferry Service to Cuba Approved by US

GarryRF ·
The Ferry from Liverpool. UK to Ireland takes 8 hours. That will cost $300. For a car and 2 passengers. Only $60 (£40) for a foot passenger. And that's return too. No baggage charges. The high speed catamaran often gets stuck in port when the weather turns stormy. The Catamaran may be stuck in Havana for a few days with 200 passengers on board. Expensive. SEACAT arriving in Liverpool.
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Re: Valaparaíso, Chile - City of Hills

seesaw ·
Great post! I really liked the shipyard/container ship photos. I love port cities
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
I received Melinda's newsletter this afternoon (she of ILoveWalkinginFrance.com ), and she confirms what I mentioned above about the down side of trying to follow French paths. "... I backtracked and turned right, thinking that walking around an island would be fairly straightforward. That path ended soon after, at the end of the port, so I backtracked again and followed another path which would join the coastal path at the eastern side of the island. It did, but was so badly marked that I...
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
Part of the triumph of a half century of American embargo. "This boycott provides that no vessel, be it US flagged or foreign that calls at Cuba may thereafter call at a US port"
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Re: A Rambler in Valparaiso, Chile

seesaw ·
What a beautiful and intriguing city! I like port cities, and I'd love to visit Valparaiso someday...even though the ascensors would make me a bit nervous
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Re: Mega Cruise Ships: "Too Big to Sail?"

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not that much of a cruise ship guy, although when you want to just visit and catch up with people, they're very convenient (no cooking, no driving, comfortable room cleaned daily, etc -- just time to talk and visit with friends and family). But it takes forever to get people off with cruise ships that have 1500 or 2000 people on them. Can't imagine how long it takes to get everyone on board into a port when you've so many more. Plus now these safety factor risks. Nope, no megacruise...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
If we can judge by the pictures, I've been tricked before, I don't think it's either of those. The Port Hueneme lights & bracing aren't the same and the railing is wrong on the Cayucos Pier. That's IF the pictures are labelled right and assuming nothing has changed. 2 big if's.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
The towns of Oxnard and Ventura are next to each other. Using Streetview seems to eliminate Ventura Pier, not as many buildings as in DrF's photo. I'm not finding anything called Oxnard Pier so I think maybe the pier closest to Oxnard is Port Hueneme Fishing Pier which has almost no buildings, park and parking lot, it would appear.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Marseilles

Former Member ·
The pictures are so nice. We never thought that Marseilles looked like this. We thought it was a dreary port town. This makes us rethink any trips to the south of France. If we were to go hiking, how many days would be good there ? 2 ? 3 ? Thanks.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

DrFumblefinger ·
That is obviously the Love Boat. Gavin McLeod must be below deck right now. Port is a little hard to recognize, but I'll take a stab at Boston.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

WorkerBee ·
The port is a little hard to place. There is a partially obscured sign on the building in the background that may say "SHOPPING". Could English be the local language? Due to the size and type of boats visible I believe that it is connected to the ocean. There seems to be relatively little elevation difference between the boat dock and the land behind it. Probably a protected bay or inlet. No guess yet.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

DrFumblefinger ·
WorkerBee -- just wondering. Are you a detective in your everyday job? Those are all good observations. I think it is port on the sea in a modern city. What surprises me is how close the buildings are to the harbor.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PHeymont ·
It might be "Shopping," or it might be "Shipping," or "Shilling" or just someone's name. It might be a 6-letter port city beginning with B...but it isn't. English? Nearly any port in the world--because it IS a port. Is it connected to the ocean? Only in the sense that ultimately all navigable water is. Ooohhh! I feel like Rumpelstiltskin!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PHeymont ·
Well, I thought I had one that would stump the experts...but apparently there's no doing that! The boat is, in fact, at anchor off Akerbrygge, near the Radhus in Oslo, Norway. My comments about Rumpelstiltskin to the contrary, it's obvious the Gumbo gang know how to weave straw into gold, and tiny glints into answers. Honors this time go to GarryRF with his specific ID, to WorkerBee for a partial (Oslo) and to Port Moresby for the other partial (Norway). The answer, with more pictures, will...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

WorkerBee ·
GarryRF I did notice the Helly Hansen logo. Also the pink boat is owned by Moods of Norway, a seller of "cool clothing for cool people". Both companies have their HQ in Oslo. These two facts enabled me to identify Oslo as the port city. I was never able to locate the dock. Congrats to you for finalizing the location!
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

artsnletters ·
Nearest St-Remy: - Don't miss Les Baux . The village is touristy but the castle complex on top is fantastic and the views are to die for - you don't need to be a fan of scenery to appreciate them. - Roman ruins of Glanum , walking distance from St-Remy - Arles for more Roman ruins (but I think you've been already?) Farther away: - Day-trip to the Luberon for unmatched scenery and charming little villages full of vernacular architecture - what people build themselves, without an architect.
 
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