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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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July 16, 2017: Spinning the Cube - Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
A large public sculpture in New York City inspires many passers-by to give it their best efforts.
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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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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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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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PHeymont ·
Thanks for the memory...we've enjoyed the River Walk a few times. The first time we didn't know it was there—Imagine our surprise at leaving our hotel by a downstairs door and finding that!
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Travel Rob ·
Samantha, you just added another spot I have to get to see! A terrific blog!
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GarryRF ·
Looks like an amazing place. That's the last thing I would have expected in Texas. Can someone give me the idea behind Tex-Mex ? Is it a range of cooking or just the spicy sauce. And - yes - I'm in England.
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DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, wonderful memories indeed. I've been here a few times, although probably the last time was about 20 years ago. It's a busy place in the evenings, but gives you a nice shaded place to walk on a hot day and lots of dining options. I also remember a rather good jazz club on the river -- wonder if it's still there? I'm surprised Rita's didn't have a nice choice of hot sauces for you to add to that food -- fire it up to your tastes!
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Justin from San Antonio ·
Garry, I'm assuming by your statement of "That's the last thing I would have expected in Texas", that you might imagine Texas like many of non-Texans do; lots of dry, dusty desert all over. In reality, Texas has a really varied landscape, that includes swampland, rolling hills, pine and oak forests, grasslands and plains, mountains, lakes, canyons, rivers, and yes, dry, dusty desert. One particular area of Texas just northwest of San Antonio that is always popular is the Texas Hill Country.
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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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Samantha ·
Glad you guys enjoyed the post. Thank you for all the comments, and your definition of Tex-Mex Justin. What I neglected to say in my post was that we became obsessed with their BBQ while we were out there. OMG, it was the BEST! Kansas City BBQ is good, but nothing compared to Texas. Can't wait to go back and get me some more BBQ. Make sure to hit the little hole in the wall places as they are usually the best. Thanks again everyone for the comments.
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PHeymont ·
Did you try Rudy's? That was our favorite, but we didn't get to try many...
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Justin from San Antonio ·
Pheymont, actually I haven't thought about that much to be honest. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but I just mainly wanted to try to give a little insight to someone that was looking for some clarification on a few things. I do know a fair amount about Texas. I was born an raised here, and left at age 19, and spent the next 17 years working and traveling both stateside and abroad, but have recently resettled in my home state. I've loved the opportunity to travel to the various countries...
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GarryRF ·
Thanks for the explanation of Tex Mex and what goes into the style Justin. You certainly do have a style that makes reading your words interesting to the reader. A very good description that makes Texas come to life. Yes - I'm guilty of being one of those travellers that knew Texas was the same size as France but my idea of the geography was completely wrong. Maybe you could write a few words about the different regions and add a few photos. I've never been near Texas and like most Europeans...
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

DrFumblefinger ·
That is truly excellent news! Thanks for sharing it, Marilyn. I love these old missions and I'm glad more USA sites are finally being recognized. Seems the UNESCO committee views North America as it's "Orphan continent".
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Travel Luver ·
I haven't visited these places since I was a kid but remember how cool I thought they were. I need to get back there soon....
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