Tagged With "San Antonio Missions"

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San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Marilyn Jones ·
  July 5 was a big day for San Antonio, Texas and history lovers the world over when San Antonio Missions was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in...
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Feb. 15, 2016: San Antonio, Ibiza, the party place

GarryRF ·
GarryRF shows us why Ibiza, Spain is the party place for Europeans.
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Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
A feeling of déjà vu washed over me when we landed in Lisbon and set out on foot to explore the city for the first time.  As the days passed, I finally figured out what it was.   Lisbon totally reminded me of San Francisco...
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July 25, 2018: John Wayne Statue - San Antonio, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the John Wayne statue located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, It made her think about her grandma.
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Great View in San Marino

rbciao ·
Great View in San Marino
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April 25, 2018: Five Bells on the Riverwalk - San Antonio, Tx

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Riverwalk in San Antonio and explains what the five bells on the Arneson River Stage represent.
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California
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Sea World gives up its killer whale shows

PHeymont ·
  Sea World, which has been under attack for its treatment of animals, and especially of killer whales, or orcas, has announced it will end its killer whale shows by next year, starting with its San Diego park.    The company said it...
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April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha shares views of this impressive structure, called locally 'the Mexican Embassy.'
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Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
  Markets are popular destinations for travelers and we've frequently featured them on the pages of this website.  Today I'd like to share with you the Mercado de San Telmo, a large and historic market in Buenos Aires.     One...
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

PHeymont ·
I haven't been to it for years, but one of my favorite San Antonio memories is another "not dry and dusty"—the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park, which is not far, if I remember, from the San Antonio river. It all started from an abandoned quarry which became a beautiful garden. It's especially wonderful early in the morning. Justin, have you thought about writing some blogs on TravelGumbo? Sounds like you know a lot about your area, and it would be great to have some!
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May 22, 2019: Biergarten on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband prepare for their trip to Munich with a visit to the Biergarten on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Check out that pretzel!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's famous for its swallows (which sadly hardly return to the mission at all anymore, rather building their nests on newer buildings in the area), there's a lot of things to see and enjoy at Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Besides the ruins...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
San Antonio's famous River Walk, lined with shops and restaurants, follows the San Antonio River. Samantha recommends it for all. Read more...
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From the outside, looking in...

PHeymont ·
From the outside, looking in...
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Breakfast for the Birds

PHeymont ·
Breakfast for the Birds
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Watch the Froggy!

PHeymont ·
Watch the Froggy!
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Modern traffic jams old streets...

PHeymont ·
Modern traffic jams old streets...
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A Kite in the Clouds

PHeymont ·
A Kite in the Clouds
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2015: Colorful Puerto Rico

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photos! Beautiful destination.
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Home City of AirBnB Legalizing Rentals

PortMoresby ·
The home of the popular vacation accommodation website Airbnb, San Francisco, is now considering legislation to make the de facto availability of short-term residential rentals legal.  At present local law prohibits rentals of less than 30 days...
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Airbnb Challenged in their Hometown, San Francisco.

PortMoresby ·
Airbnb hosts are again being put to the test, this time in the birthplace of the popular traveler's accommodations site, San Francisco.  According to lawyers cited, all rentals under 30 days duration are illegal in The City.  Read more here .
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 20, 2015: A Ferry Ride to San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
  Visiting friends in Alameda, across the Bay from San Francisco, I decided to take the ferry and spend the day in the City.  Far less expensive than parking in San Francisco, $3.10 each way for seniors and $6.25 full fare, the price of the...
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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015   Getting organized to spend the day in San Francisco, I skipped coffee in the morning in favor of a mug of tea I made for myself in the kitchen of the hostel at Fort Mason .  I spent much of the day with my pal, Deb,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2015: Colorful Puerto Rico

DrFumblefinger ·
I was scanning through my photos of Puerto Rico a few weeks back, enjoying the great architecture of the Old San Juan, and was reminded of how amazingly beautiful and colorful the old city is.  I though I'd share a few of these sights with you as...
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Feb. 19, 2017 Sunset in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time for some cool pics. I happened to be hanging out in Old San Juan at sunset this week.
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March 3, 2018: Street Art in San Telmo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the lively and colorful street art from the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great way to end a roadtrip. I've visited Chinatown many times in the 20+ years I lived in California, always on the agenda when going to the Bay area. But you saw things in it that I just didn't appreciate. I mostly went for a great meal. You seem to have experienced a genuine slice of China in America. A belated Happy Birthday, PM! Wishing you many more.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Travel Rob ·
What a great roadtrip and insiders view of San Francisco!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
Great post! I love Chinatown in SF! I used to walk through every day on my way to work between Pacific Heights where I lived and the Embarcadero where I worked. It's been five years since we moved to Ireland and I still miss this daily walk. Here are some posts and photos I have taken over the years in SF Chinatown. http://www.sidewalksafari.com/search/label/Chinatown
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Had I know such a good-looking almond croissant was at stake, I would have flown to SF to help you celebrate your natal day, PM! Belated happy birthday, and thanks for sharing this trip with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
Thanks DrF. So then, should we go to such a place together sometime, it had better not have just one almond croissant left. It could get ugly. I know what a gentleman you are, but everyone has their limits.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Precisely. But I am also easily distracted in a bakery such as this, so I might just let that almond croissant slide by as I reach for a slice of black forest cake!
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this really special blog that links two cities I've only visited but have come to love. Of course, San Francisco can't live up to my description of Lisbon as "steep, but cheap!"
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

GarryRF ·
When I'm in San Francisco I love the Micro Breweries. The sampler tray is a must have in each bar. But when you're in Lisbon just try the Sagres Lager. Often named as the Best Beer in Europe you'll be pleasantly surprised ! Nothing like a "Lite" Beer, it has a wonderful taste and sparkle. Or try a sparkling Mateus Rose if wine is your preference.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
Thanks, @PHeymont! You're totally right that SF cannot be described as 'steep but cheap'. It's definitely the former but not the latter. The quirkiness of San Francisco is hard to put a price on though.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
@GarryRF - I'm more of a wine person but did enjoy a Sagres or two in Portugal. You can't beat the price. Love the microbreweries in San Francisco and agree that the tasting trays are definitely the way to go!
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
I love your premise and the visual comparisons, Jennifer. I hope to see Lisbon for the first time before the year is out and I'll remember your twinning of the 2. Then, as a San Francisco native, I can be nostalgic for Lisbon when I'm in The City.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour DrF. Other than a living museum does the mission have a function today ? Very comprehensive collection of photos and well described too. There must be a long and interesting story to these missions - other than teaching religion. Fascinating history of a new country. Thanks.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks the comment Garry. Yes the mission still functions as a place of worship. But the main place of worship is the new basilica which is right next door. Today it is mostly a museum.
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Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to ace traveling sleuths, PortMoresby and TravelRob, for recognizing Mission San Juan Capistrano!  That's indeed where Gumbo was.  Jonathan L also suggested the Los Angeles Mission, which I've never visited but...
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Roadfood -- the best "American food" out there!

DrFumblefinger ·
    When many people think of "American food" they envision fast food -- McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and the like.  These have their place -- inexpensive, reasonable meals, quickly served and widely available.  Those who have...
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Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
I love honesty in advertising!  When a place as historically famous as Mission San Juan Capistrano tells you it's "Worth a Visit", it's not only a believable claim but likely one of the most understated in all of California.  Founded in 1776...
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Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PortMoresby ·
  I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area, mostly in Redwood City on the Peninsula, 25 miles south of the City, on the east side of the mountains that separate the bay from the ocean. During my teens, on warm weekends and hot...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Re: Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

PortMoresby ·
Somewhere I've got a snapshot of a very young me with a tiny lady holding an object who had insisted my friend take our picture in the garden together. It was in the village of Petra, Majorca and she officiated at the small museum commemorating Junipero Serra's birthplace. I was spending the summer on the island and every student educated in California knows his name almost as well as their own. The address of my high school was El Camino Real, Father Serra's road from mission to mission and...
 
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