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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

PHeymont ·
That's good news, Mac! OK...the leaves start turning first in the north, moving south as the weather changes...but timing is always tricky because it depends on each year's combination of temperature and humidity. Here's a link to a site I've found useful in the past...it's from Yankee magazine, and includes a live map of the progress of the leaves as well as itineraries and more. http://www.yankeefoliage.com/ We haven't had a good leaf-peeping piece on Gumbo yet, so I'm looking forward to...
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Re: Hurricane cancels hundreds of flights, cruises

GarryRF ·
The causeway from Miami down to Key West is just above sea level. Even a few feet would damage the roadway. I'm sure Rob will be OK. Someone will take him in and feed him ! (only joking Rob)
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Re: On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

GarryRF ·
Great photo's DrF. !! How close to the animals do you get ? Did you need plenty of zoom on the camera ? Me and the family always had health problems while I'm in Africa. Were you OK ?
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
Are you saying that the primary goal is not to sell a mere flight ticket but to sell the whole tamale ? $$$
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
The intention is to increase the profitability of Ryanair. For the first half of 2013-14, it announced revenue up 5% to €3.25bn and profit after tax rising 1% to €602m.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

PHeymont ·
OK. So we know it is Asian, and that it was built by colonizers/invaders from another country. Since the architecture is Asian, I think we can assume the invaders were, too. The problem then is the next term: "link them with a settlement of people from a third country." That seems to imply that the "third country" people are NOT across a border in their own land but are also in the invaded country, but living separately from the invaders. If I'm correct in guessing the bridge at upwards of...
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Re: Budget Deal Asks Air Passengers to Pay More

JohnT ·
Ok...I'll bite. I think we have got to realize that air fares are cheaper than ever before, and like it or not security is a much needed part of traveling today. Generally I favour user pay taxes where possible and the U.S. federal government is in no position to subsidize much of anything right now. As far as what to call it... the names that taxes are given bug me too...but I think the public is at least partly to blame for that as well...because if you called it a tax, then there surely...
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Re: The morphing airline seat. An idea whose time has come

PHeymont ·
I hope this is something in the near future, and not just a dream. Just did a trans-continental with 32" pitch in United economy, and it was OK...but if the folks in front had done one of those full reclines...fuhgeddaboutit!
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
Ryanair are now selling complete vacation deals - so they've had to move on.
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Re: Way To Earn a Few Bucks for Travel

GarryRF ·
That's OK Rob. You can keep the $5 in yours until my next visit !!
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

DrFumblefinger ·
Ryanair just loves to get its name in the news, no matter what the context.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
The thought of a kinder, friendlier Michael O’Leary makes me all warm and fuzzy. Not. I smell a rat.
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

Former Member ·
I noticed that there's a whole new iPad model out, and the article said a lot of the people looking to buy right away were people who keep trading up. So, if they're trading in last week's model, do you have any idea where's a good place to buy good used ones? It might be as cheap as the new ones here, if they're OK
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Re: French bus drivers at war over heat and pants

PHeymont ·
Update! The bus company gave in after the protest...shorts are now OK!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#76)

PHeymont ·
OK...it's been a while, and no one is biting yet. So here's a little more picture with a little more detail...let's see where it gets ya! Hey, detail hunters! Here are a few for you!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

PortMoresby ·
OK, onward. Sprint Insight, a Canadian company ( 78 Millwick Dr , North York ON , M9L 1Y3) and grain elevators, maybe? But I haven't been to Canada for a number of years so the city isn't familiar to me.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, November 28, 2014: Postcards from Morocco - the lamp shop

GarryRF ·
So all those making "Recycled Art" are wrong ? Even in the picture above - in New York ? OK Paul - I'll tell 'em !
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, November 28, 2014: Postcards from Morocco - the lamp shop

GarryRF ·
That's OK Paul. Most Brits don't take offence. Even though 2 were Irish and one half American ! I never do. Which is just as well when we're in a conversation with an Aussie ! They do love verbally teasing the Poms.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #56

HistoryDigger ·
This one baffles me too. In the corner of the first picture, the architecture looks Tibetan. But the rest? No. Looks like the building is crushing human figures or Western civilization. Hell realms. You were in Kathmandu. How far did you travel? Hmm? Bangkok? No. Lhasa? Certainly must have changed since I was last there. OK. I give up. Tell us, please. :-)
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Re: American, USAir loyalty programs will merge Q2 2015

PortMoresby ·
Finally! I've been hanging on to my measly 5,000 USAir miles by buying something through their site every 18 months and must again by January to keep them. It's ok as I only buy things I would anyway. The problem is remembering to go through the USAir site to do it. Last time, whew!
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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: The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

Travel Luver ·
That night shot is great! Thanks!
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Re: Whoa! Not so fast on that shrinking baggage size!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's good news! But rather than saying airline consumers were a lion, I think I'd have used "the sheep have bleated -- loudly"
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

DrFumblefinger ·
I favor standardizing, but think the seven inches depth is too skimpy. Nothing is more frustrating than having a bag that is okay as a carry-on with one airline, but to large with a connecting airline. Still, overall it looks like we're getting screwed again!
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

DrFumblefinger ·
Good news for people traveling on Canada's two major airlines, Westjet and Air Canada. They will not adapt these new standards to their markets. The old baggage rules still apply. More on this story in the Vancouver Sun .
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

PHeymont ·
So far, it appears, all the North American majors are staying out of it. Perhaps if this could be rethought so the depth could stay at 9", and the other two change, it would get more love from us customers...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
Hi Marilyn and Garry Marilyn, I'm so glad you enjoyed this POD. Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated. If you have not yet had the chance, I do hope that one day you will be able to visit this magnificent canyon. Garry...if a lovely attractive lady asked me if I hiked to the top of a mountain to take these photos, the answer of course would be "Why yes...yes I did (cough cough)." Between you and me, I took the easy way by climbing the short staircase from the parking lot to...
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Re: SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

PHeymont ·
I suspect, although without evidence, that since the trains are very close to the previous size, that someone looked, saw a fairly familiar measurement and said, say “2.6 meters…that’s not so different from 2.5…OK!” Puts me in mind of the rocket that missed Mars because one team was measuring in metric units and the other in English… http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/
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Re: 5 best reasons to go to Scotland now

Himel ·
ok no problem,if you want to come my country please when you come my country please let me know.
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Re: James Monroe's Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia

GarryRF ·
OK, Give in. Who guessed correctly ?
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Re: Flying Emirates Business Class: a review

GarryRF ·
A small taste of self indulgence. Reminds me of a TV ad. "Because I'm worth it" On a First Class BA flight from London - San Francisco the only problem I had was staying awake. Not paying all that money for a good sleep ! OK - I paid for a Round - the - World Ticket but the first flight was overbooked. It pays to be well dressed in economy. But I would have enjoyed the Black Forest Gateau you had instead of my French Champagne.
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Re: Classic American Cars #1

GarryRF ·
OK - still confused - what is or are Dagmars ?
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Re: Classic American Cars #1

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: OK - still confused - what is or are Dagmars ? It appears that Dagmars are the equivalent of car bumper nipples.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/20/13)

PortMoresby ·
OK, then, having waited a respectful hour...is it Kreuzkirche, Kaliningrad, Russia? If so, obviosly no credit here.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Theodore Behr ·
That helps me figure out what to tell you, Mrs. Briggs OK, so I'd suggest you fly into LAX. You'll need a car rental to get around LA. Spend three or four days here, may go see Disneyland, maybe go see Universal Studios, maybe go to Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe see the making of a TV show. You could easily spend 10 days in LA, but you've got 10 days for the whole trip, I guess, so that's all you'll have time for. Then head out of the city. You'll want to head out on Hwy 101, which takes you...
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Re: New Hope for the Jet-Lagged?

Travel Rob ·
I always am fine coming home. What gets me is those early arrivals when we go to Europe. I have to struggle that first day to stay awake or I never get on track .I like arriving in the afternoon or evening and then I'm ok. As shift workers learn quickly,light and darkness does play a big part in good sleep A lot of factories now try to keep workers from seeing the night to fool the body into thinking it's day
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Re: Digital Camera Market Plummets

Mac ·
Absolutely agree, fellow Gumbo-ists, the mobile phone cameras image resolution is quite amazing for such a small device. OK so you can not then blow the picture up greatly without loss of clarity - but how often do you need to do that? Here is an image that I took on my iPhone at the weekend which surprised me with the good result.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#61)

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Ok with that hint I'm going with one of my initial thoughts....Cafe Sacher in Vienna? My other guess would be Cafe Gerbaud in Budapest, window frames look identical however I don't remember the lower balcony but lighting sconces look similar.
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Re: Flood of new agents to speed up Customs at JFK and Newark

GarryRF ·
You're both right of course. No one has the moral high ground on delays. When you transit an airport with several terminals you do need to enter the country first. But hub airports like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bahrain have all been so polite and helpful it makes you realise that there is a better way. I use Philadelphia airport now to enter the US. It rates alongside Orlando as a pleasant experience. Last year I went through passport control in Philly. When asked, I told the officer that...
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Re: Australians OK with biometric scans

Travel Rob ·
I'm really not ok with a lot the security measures that have happened the last decade in air travel.Some of the measures were necessary, but I hope we can find a balance and respect peoples privacy and freedom Still not sure how biometric scanning would of protected the Malaysian flight at all. I thought all the security was to check us because terrorists can be from any country,any age, and have legal documentation .
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

GarryRF ·
Really good quality photos DrF. I love looking at frozen landscapes - on a screen ! Your words about reflection jogged my memory. Ever been walking through a store and see someone you think you recognise in the distance ? And as you get closer you realise its a mirror you're walking towards ! My wife says I need glasses - but its OK - I stop before I get into a conversation !
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Re: Gallery: Street food in Thailand's "Walking Markets"

DrFumblefinger ·
You try the crickets and worms first, Pheymont. If you like them, I might sample a few....but not until they've had your OK.
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Re: The Day Japan Shook

Travel Rob ·
I'm sure GarryRF probably doesn't remember, but he was one of the first people to check on us by sending some message asking if we were ok. It really meant a lot to me.
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What if the exit row weren't a row?

PHeymont ·
That's the kind of question that comes to mind at first glance at an idea Airbus has asked a patent for...a circular seating arrangement, in tiers. OK, that's a little hard to grasp, so here's a drawing submitted with the patent application.  ...
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The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

DrFumblefinger ·
  This was a tough puzzle which eluded even our great TG travel sleuths.  In the above quiz photo we see evidence of a constructed dwelling in a place of red-rock, but not much else.   As Jonathan L pointed out, the image screams...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

PHeymont ·
  OK! This should be a fun week at the Puzzle Farm!   We're starting with a picture that might, at first, leave you in the dark...it certainly left us there, with nothing but candles and camera flashes. More than that I cannot say just now,...
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Europe set to OK SkyTeam hook-up for Paris

PHeymont ·
It looks like European regulators are set to approve a joint operation covering routes between the U.S., Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. The arrangement, under scrutiny for three years, would let the airlines, all SkyTeam members, plan schedules together...
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Ithaca,New York tells Visitors to Go to Florida

Travel Rob ·
You got to love the honesty of tourism officials in Ithaca , New York.Here's what was posted on their site yesterday. A great marketing campaign!   "That's it. We surrender. Winter, you win. Key West anyone? Due to this ridiculously stupid...
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New technologies for de-icing are in the wings

PHeymont ·
OK, I apologize for the double pun...but it's true in both ways.   The ritual of de-icing planes before winter take-offs is costly, time-consuming, and known to be effective, so while many companies are working on ways to do it faster, cheaper or...
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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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