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Re: Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

PHeymont ·
My apologies to the three Guessers who correctly identified Where Gumbo Was...when I wrote the blog, the guesses were not in yet. When I updated it with the congratulatory paragraph, I apparently failed to save it, and the older version went "live" this morning. Again, my apologies to Jonathan L, TravelingCanuck and PortMoresby, all regular (and often successful) participants. .....PHeymont
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Re: Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

Jonathan L ·
I visited Prague in Feb. a few years ago and had a wonderful time. Even in the cold middle of winter there was a vibrant outdoor life. A great place any time.
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
    Legend says that King Lalibela returned from Jerusalem with the order to build a second Jerusalem. And so he did! Churches, as high as three-story-buildings, were hewn deep into the reddish colored rock, connected by short tunnels....
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Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

PHeymont ·
Where in the World was TravelGumbo? If we simply said "At the Statue of Liberty," it wouldn't have been a very precise identification, because, as I found and you shall see, the iconic statue is everywhere and in so many forms! In today's blog, I'm...
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A solo female traveler in Palestine

Melissa Douglas ·
Going to an area seldom visited by Americans, Melissa finds unusual sights and new friends.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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The Cloisters: A Medieval World in New York

PHeymont ·
At the Cloisters, PHeymont enjoyed a long visit with the Metropolitan Museum's huge trove of medieval art and architecture.
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Syria: A Wing and a Prayer

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of leading his first tour group into Syria.
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British Museum shows world's oldest guidebook

PHeymont ·
An exhibit on the influence of the Islamic world also includes the world's oldest guidebook, a 1486 work by German traveler and a Dutch artist
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Oldest drawing of Venice discovered

PHeymont ·
A Scottish university researcher has found a drawing believed to be the oldest existing drawing of Venice, dating back to 1350.
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Visiting the West Bank

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories and reflections on a visit a few years ago 'behind the lines' in the occupied West Bank.
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An unusual sea crossing

Mac ·
I admit that I don't 'do' beach holidays very well. So when I was threatened by "another day by the pool" I decided that it would be great to take the new high speed catamaran service from Fetihye in Turkey to the isle of Rhodes in Greece. The trip...
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Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

PHeymont ·
  In a city with some of the oldest synagogues in Europe, we wandered into one of the newest, just over a century old. It’s not far from Prague’s main rail station, and we passed it—and were arrested by its startling...
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Prague: Fancy Rooftops, Flashy Facades

PHeymont ·
Every city has memorable buildings and unusual architectural details, but I can't think of another city with such a wealth and variety as Prague. I was struck by it on my first trip a dozen years ago, and this summer's trip reinforced the impression....
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The Open Air Market in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha walks us through a Phoenix food treasure, a market full of farmers, small businesses and sustainable agriculture products.
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Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby takes a long stroll around a part of Rome missed on previous visits, the Forum & Palatine Hill.
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Feb. 6, 2018: Mount Nebo, Jordan

Marilyn Jones ·
At the site where some believe Moses saw the Promised Land, Marilyn Jones finds a lot to see besides the view.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
  The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an...
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful Churches of Romania

Andre Pur ·
The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an event...
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The Intrigue of the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
  The Orient Express! The very mention of its name brings images of eastern cities, romantic trysts, exotic costumes, shining spires and minarets—and, of course, that's why it was given that name. It began its run from Paris to Istanbul in...
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Professorabe ·
In the final part of this series, ProfessorAbe takes us to the Dead Sea, and the port and resort city of Aqaba.
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After 500 years, Palermo gets a synagogue—in a former church

PHeymont ·
Palermo's archbishop transfers an old church to a growing Jewish community to replace a synagogue lost in 1493.
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Travel Back in Time: A History of 3 Religions in One Place

Monica A (Guest) ·
Monica provides historical and cultural reasons why you should visit the city of Jerusalem (sponsored content)
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Sept. 23, 2018: Lalibela—Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles visits the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia during a period of pilgrimage, and shares the story behind them.
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Relics of the Magi? So they say!

PHeymont ·
Relics of the Magi? So they say!
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A Winter Wander in Rhodes

PHeymont ·
A short off-season stay in Rhodes Old Town gave PHeymont a chance to visit several layers of history.
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