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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
Even for people who don't gamble - like me - Las Vegas puts on such a great show that its an absolute pleasure to visit. The colours and the floral displays are second to none. I do miss the water show at the Bellagio. And so much of it is free. Maybe not as old as some of the exhibits would have you believe. But a thing of beauty is a joy forever !
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
If Vegas relied on gamblers like us, none of those fabulous buildings would exist. I like Vegas in small doses. A long weekend is just about perfect, and usually then to meet with friends or family to catch up some. I agree the best stuff in Vegas is the free or near free, like the floral display at the Bellagio.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
There are only a few destinations where all the family over in the US and us English can meet. Vegas, Florida and New York. So we all went to Vegas to meet up. Walking along the strip towards NY,NY. 9 Fine Irishmen looked like an attractive bar - so in we all went. They had real "Pint Glasses" - 20 ounce. Not the 16 ounce we've had to suffer ! But after a few minutes we were frozen. They do love AC in Vegas. Too much like Ireland. Freezing cold. So we moved outside and sat in the shade...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful colorful display! Do you happen to know how long they leave it up, DrY?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

Dr.Y ·
Hi Karl, just back from USCAP trip. The one in Ontario Place actually happens in summer and the exhibition lasts several weeks each year (I noticed this year, Ontario Place is undergoing a major renovation). The festival also happens in other North America cities like this year's "Arizona Chinese Lantern Festival - February 19-22 and February 26-March 1 ~ 5PM to 10PM Each Night".
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Re: British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

GarryRF ·
Not hard to understand why. Have you seen how much these wealthy tourists are spending ? Just following Paris in making them feel welcome - and to spend more.
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Re: Chinese Airlines Looking for Bigger Share of Int'l Service

PortMoresby ·
I have, indeed, noticed that Chinese airlines (China Eastern, China Southern) that I've used domestically or from other Asian countries to China, appearing on fare searches lately, usually with very competitive fares. I intend to pay closer attention. Thanks P.
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Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy New Year!!  Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, the dawn of the Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram).  The date varies from year-to-year, but Chinese New Year falls on the first day of  the first lunar month  in the Chinese...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

Dr.Y ·
    The lantern festival is on the 15 th day of Chinese New Year season on the lunar calendar, and it usually also corresponds to the full moon.  It marks the end of the Chinese New Season.  After this day, lives goes back to...
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New Princess ship to be based in Shanghai

PHeymont ·
Air travel is not the only place that rapidly-growing Chinese tourism is shaking up markets. Princess cruises, which began sailing cruises from Chinese ports last year, is so impressed with the market potential that it's announced its newest ship will...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Chinese New Year celebration is in the air and one of my favourite places to enjoy it is in Chinatown, Singapore. 2015 welcomes the year of the sheep on February 19th and Chinatown is abuzz with activities as locals prepare for their annual holiday in...
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The Museum of Chinese in America

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Museum of Chinese in America, which explores the long history of immigration to this country
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China, Russia team up for 'red tourism'

PHeymont ·
Visitors at Mao Zedong's birthplace                        Photo: Brucke-Osteuropa / Wikimedia Chinese and Russian tourism authorities have agreed to work together on activities that center...
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Fewer Mainland Chinese Going to Hong Kong

Travel Rob ·
Chinese mainland visitors to Hong Kong fell almost 10 percent in July, compared to last July. In contrast, Japan National Tourism Organization said 576,900 Chinese mainlanders visited Japan in July, more than double July of last year. One ...
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"Red Circuit" Bringing Chinese Tourists to Russia

Travel Rob ·
Chinese tourists now visit Russia more than any other countries, up 10% in 2014. The reason say Russian tourist officials is that Chinese tourists are flocking to cities like Saint Petersburg to soak in the city's turbulent revolutionary history that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 2, 2015: Botanical Garden, Montreal

DrFumblefinger ·
    Montreal is a great travel destination, with a four century old historic center, wonderful restaurants and museums, and a great botanical garden.  There are different regions to the garden, including a fascinating Chinese section...
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Boeing Factory Plans in China Submitted, Say Chinese Media

Travel Rob ·
            Photo by JonathanL   According to Chinese State media, plans for a Boeing factory in China have been submitted to the government in Beijing. This would be a departure from what...
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Boeing Looks to China for its Future Success

Travel Rob ·
Photo of Boeing's Dreamliner by GarryRF Boeing's counting on China's fast-growing airplane market and will host the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, next week at their main production facility in Washington State. Boeing's CEO, Jim McNerney. said,...
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Affluent Chinese Travelers luv their Duty Free Shops!

DrFumblefinger ·
  As the Chinese economy has improved over the past few decades, there has been the emergence of greater international travel among a growing segment of its population.  Chinese tourists love traveling as much as anyone, and love their duty...
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Paris bridges language gap with new app

PHeymont ·
Paris is consistently the world's most-visited city, and while it's fairly easy for English-speakers to get what they need, it's harder for speakers of many other languages. Paris has just rolled out a new app called "Yes, I speak touriste?" to help...
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China to host new International Airshow in 2017

PHeymont ·
China has announced a new bi-annual air show, with the first event to be held in Deyang, in Sichuan Province, in 2017. China is the fastest-growing market for airliners, and is also an important manufacturing center for aviation equipment and parts....
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British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

Travel Rob ·
Britain announced Wednesday that it was increasing the usual 6 month visa for Chinese tourists to a two year visa, effective in January and for the same cost of 85 pounds. And Prime Minister David Cameron announced...
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Carnival takes BIG plunge into China cruise market

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruises is taking a giant step into the Chinese cruise market, creating a new (as yet unnamed) brand and signing contracts to build a number of new ships for it at Chinese shipyards. To get the line started while ships are built, Carnival...
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Agritourism a growing trend in China

PHeymont ·
Peak travel season is on, and as many as a third of the vacationers are headed for rural areas.       Rural tourism is a hot trend in China now, accounting for a third of all holidays, with 1.2 billion countryside holidays in 2014...
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Chinese police to join "flics" on patrol

PHeymont ·
Responding to reports of Chinese tourists being targeted by thieves in Paris, a group of Chinese police officers will patrol with their French counterparts this summer. Thieves apparently believe that Chinese tourists are more likely than most to be...
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Carnival will build ships in China for new brand

PHeymont ·
Carnival is betting big on the growing Chinese cruise market, in a joint venture with Chinese companies.
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Chinese Airlines Looking for Bigger Share of Int'l Service

PHeymont ·
With nearly 100 million Chinese traveling abroad in the last year, China's airlines are looking to expand their share of the business with more planes, more destinations and more promotions. Up to now, most Chinese airlines have focused on the...
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Rome and Milan get Chinese police to patrol hot spots

Travel Rob ·
4 Chinese police to patrol hot spots in Rome and Milan
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Disney says it will take action as Snow White & Captain America appear at Chinese theme park

Travel Rob ·
Disney says it will take action to protect it's intellectual property rights as Disney characters appear at a Chinese theme park.
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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: Where Gumbo Was (#145)

Jonathan L ·
This week Gumbo made it to the West Coast with a visit to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
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France continues making it faster for Chinese tourists to get visas.

Travel Rob ·
See what France is doing to attract more Chinese Tourists
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Top 5 Most Beautiful Places in China

Aryaan Asad ·
China's vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on earth. From the picturesque karst landscape in Guilin and Yanshuo to the precipitous pillars in Zhangjiajie, from the colorful lakes in Jiuzhaigou to the Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye, China's diverse natural beauty is as impressive as its splendid culture. 1. The Yellow Mountains — Sunrises and Seas of Cloud An image of a twisting pine tree growing from a curiously-curved rock pops into...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

GarryRF ·
Singapore is a fascinating destination. My first impression was "it's where West meets East". A City that celebrates the cultures of all its people. It's a great place to change flights - but - stay a while to take in the culture. I really enjoyed my time there.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place. There are actually more budget boutique hotels opening up now, which is great. That's usually the biggest expense I find.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

GarryRF ·
Singapore was my first introduction to what Chinese Food was all about. Chicken porridge. Fish head soup. Noodles with an added flavour. Sometimes McRonalds is a welcome sight. I do jest. Western Chinese food is readily available too.
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Re: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: Where Gumbo Was (#145)

GarryRF ·
Another great park - like Central Park NY - the creation of another Great Brit.
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Re: Disney says it will take action as Snow White & Captain America appear at Chinese theme park

DrFumblefinger ·
I suspect that Chinese courts will not be very sympathetic to Disney -- unless there is pressure from the US government. Disney is very protective of its characters, so this action is not a surprise to me.
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Re: Rome and Milan get Chinese police to patrol hot spots

DrFumblefinger ·
It appears as if outsourcing of work continues. Italian police officers are not willing to deal with Italian pickpockets and have turfed the work to the Communist Chinese police. I never cease to be amazed!
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