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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Roderick Simpson ·
I have heard of the Qiantang Tidal Bore, which is the biggest in the World. The largest in Europe is that on the River Severn in South West England, which is highest near the equinoxes - a website details times and height predictions. I attach some pictures from a few years ago taken near a pub, conveniently located near a good viewing site. The bore is particularly popular with surfers, and I believe the world record for longest wave ride was recorded 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: Tidal Basin Memorials, Washington D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
I just visited these memorials a few weeks ago. I was especially impressed by the Martin Luther King Memorial, which you photos do a nice job capturing the spirit of. Thanks, George!
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, March 27, 2015: Durdle Door

Mac ·
  Today I take you back close to my home at Weymouth in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. The 155 miles of coast surrounding Weymouth is a World Heritage site called the 'Jurassic Coast' whose cliffs display endless evidence of...
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Timanfaya National Park, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook visits the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park in Canary Islands, a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve.
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10 reasons why you should visit Bali

aristotle ·
A blessed land of tropical paradise where there are so many trails for you to choose from. The heart of Indonesian culture, vibrant people, stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. Name it, I'm sure bali has it all. Wanna go trekking? Check, Wanna engage in some thrilling adventures or water sports? Check. You can do so many things here, partying till the sun comes up is just a part of it all. With so many cultural checkpoints and monuments, you will be fascinated to know more about...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Dr.Y ·
    During my recent trip to China, a friend took me to a scenic little town called YanGuan.  The town owes its fame to being the best spot to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)  .  The cause of the tidal bore is water...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
  In the time before mechanical watches and clocks, the sundial helped track the passing hours. Most of us think of sundials set on the ground, but in medieval Europe this type, mounted on a church or other building, was carefully laid out to...
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Tidal Basin Memorials, Washington D.C.

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to two of the newer memorials in Washington DC, those dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr and President Franklin Roosevelt.
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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

PHeymont ·
PHeymont continues his exploration of Paris's largest and most famous cemeteries.
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In Egypt: Sleeping

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends her Egyptian adventure with thoughts on the wide variety of places she called home…in Cairo, in Luxor and in Aswan.
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Spain's 'Napflix' takes siesta to a new level

PHeymont ·
For those who can't sleep without stimulation (how ironic!) a new website offers to bore you to drowsiness.
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Burntcoat Head Park, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #205)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Burntcoat Head Park in Nova Scotia. Situated on the Bay of Fundy, which separates Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, it is the site of the world's highest tides.
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Saint Stephan Cathedral, Breisach, Germany

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a relatively small German cathedral, with a wealth of art, both ancient and recent.
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Feeling On Top of the World

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares yet another delightful travel tale well worth reading, if only for its final punchline!
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Where Gumbo Was: #5

PHeymont ·
Although a number of contestants came close, only JohnT correctly named the locale for WITW #5. Congrats to John! Gumbo's walk in the woods was "Down East," at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, whose headquarters are in Wells, Maine,...
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Ithaca Falls: Beauty and History

PHeymont ·
PHeymont enjoys a visit to Ithaca, New York's close-in falls and learns a bit of their history.
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Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond

George G. ·
George G reveals the amazing variety of objects, art and more that are on view in Virginia's history museum.
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Re: On the night train from Sicily

Ron B. ·
A number of years ago, after staying in Taormina, we took that train during the day from Catania to Rome. It was fascinating watching as the train cars moved onto the ship. We were able to be on deck as the ship crossed the strait. But, other than that, the trip was a bloody bore. We took the train because I thought we'd see the Italian countryside. Ha-ha.
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Turnagain Arm, Cook Inlet, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys the beautiful scenery along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, home to one of the most impressive tidal bores in the world
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Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L spent a morning walking among Washington DC's cherry blossoms while they were in peak bloom.
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Re: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Professorabe ·
Lovely photos - I really enjoyed looking at them (with my morning tea).
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Re: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

TravelLatte ·
Gorgeous! We have tried many times to catch "peak bloom" in Washington, and always seem to miss it by at least a week. We definitely appreciate you sharing the blooms!
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Re: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful!
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Re: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Travel Rob ·
Beautiful piece! This time of year is bittersweet to me because we went to visit my son in Japan two years ago for the cherry blossoms. We were supposed to be there this year too but Covid restrictions linger on. So later in the year we will go. Thanks for letting us see the cherry blossoms from your great photos!
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Tidal Bore, Moncton, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob experiences the amazing tidal bore caused by the huge tides in the Bay of Fundy
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South Carolina’s Rare Plant and Animal Species

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones reminds us that there is so much to see out-of-doors, and South Carolina has more than its share.
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Re: Rome: An Invasion of Boars

PortMoresby ·
So Rome's got boars in the garbage, I've got bears. Please bear with me while I declare both a bore.
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Ketren Waites

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10 Things to Consider When Planning a Family Trip

Tracie Johnson ·
There are many things to consider when planning a family trip, from choosing the right destination to budgeting and packing. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your next family vacation. 1. Mode of Transportation Transport depends upon your spending plan and the place you wish to opt for your kids for the family getaway vacation. 2. Weather Check what the weather is supposed to be like before you decide on a destination for sure. You might want to go when the weather is most...
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Ava Adams

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Avery Johnson

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The Roundels of Spitalfields

PHeymont ·
An urban art project in London's East End has become a source of urban legend, but its true story is just as good.
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