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Re: Floating hotel set to anchor in Seine

PortMoresby ·
I haven't booked my last night yet and looked but their website isn't up yet. I'm going to keep checking though. Wouldn't THAT be fun.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#45)

PHeymont ·
By e-mail, PortMoresby suggested this answer: I haven't seen these details anywhere, but because of some other similarities and the date, I'm going to say the Bank of England, London. " 1925-1939 Sir Herbert Baker Between 1925 and 1939 he demolished what had become known as 'The Old Bank' or 'Soane's Bank' (then regarded as one of London's architectural gems) and built a new headquarters for the Bank on the same 3 ½ acre Theadneedle Street site." Unfortunately, not the right answer! ONE MORE...
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Re: France: Baking up a fight over bread and hours

GarryRF ·
In a free market, workers hours are never reasonable. If Pierre the Baker wont work a 14 hour day - then there are a million immigrants who will. Europeans you can work a maximum of 48 hours a week.
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Re: France, Britain at swords points over croissants

PortMoresby ·
Sacrebleu!! I'm reading an article about famous French baker, Frédéric Pichard, (best croissant in Paris 2011). I direct readers to the photo of the croissant served to the author in the courtyard of the bakery. http://www.farine-mc.com/2014/...rederic-pichard.html Could this mean M. Pichard, too, should be thrown out of the European Union?
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, for a start, make sure you visit Reno, Travel Luver. It's a much small town than Vegas but still has all the casinos, restaurants, etc that you'd expect from a Nevada City. From here it's easy to do a day trip to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or down to Carson City. Reno is actually the closest major city to Great Basin National Park, say about a 3-4 hour drive. Vegas is 6-7 hour drive away. Salt Lake City is closer to Great Basin than Vegas. But you really can't do it as...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#61)

PHeymont ·
MAD Travel Diaries is right on the spot...in Budapest. Tune in tomorrow for more about this fabled confectioner and baker, and then on Saturday for Puzzle #62 Congratulations!
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 9) Horton Plains

DrFumblefinger ·
My first introduction to Horton Plains National Park was in Hans Mohemius’ photo room at his home in Colombo.  Hans was a skilled amateur photographer who shared with me a magical photo of a sunrise...
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New London life for an old idea: floating baths

PHeymont ·
Recreation advocates have launched a well-publicized Kickstarter campaign to help fund construction of a floating freshwater swimming pool in the Thames, just off the Embankment.   The project, called Thames Baths, whose full cost is estimated at...
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France's latest: the black baguette

PHeymont ·
A Normandy baker is finding success with an unusual bread that looks odd but has traditional flavor.
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Strasbourg: Self-service tour of Alsatian food

PHeymont ·
PHeymont tries something new: A self-service gourmet food tour, organized by the Strasbourg Office de Tourisme.
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Paris: 2017 Best Baguette winner is chosen

PHeymont ·
The winner of the annual Best Baguette in Paris has been announced. The award gets cash and a special responsibility.
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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Solar Eclipse 2017! The view from Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experiences with viewing the total solar eclipse of 2017. He experienced it in eastern Oregon and found the moments of totality to be an amazing -- even moving experience.
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Protected status sought for endangered croissants

PHeymont ·
A French baker's crusading to create a quality standard for traditional croissants similar to the one created for the baguette.
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Just Mad About Bread

PHeymont ·
PHeymont admits it: He's mad about bread. And so is France, one of his favorite places, where one baker has a 'mad about bread' sign over the door.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Swedish baker makes a 300-kilo Danish

PHeymont ·
A Swedish bakery produces a Guinness-record version of a popular pastry.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 1, 2015: West Coast Sunrise

Still Country Photo ·
    Early morning on the west coast and a view of the White Rock Pier and the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State.  The  North Cascades  are a section of the Cascade Range of western North America. They...
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Bagels becoming a new French favorite

PHeymont ·
Bagelstein store in Suresnes, France          Photo: Bagelstein   The New York bagel, glamorized in recent years, tarted up with all kinds of add-ons and mix-ins (and usually without its characteristic density and...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Floating hotel set to anchor in Seine

PHeymont ·
Paris is about to get perhaps its most unusual hotel, floating in the Seine near the Quai d'Austerlitz in the eastern part of the city. Built in Normandy almost as if it were a ship, it will be towed into place within the next few weeks.   The...
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A Day in Lille, France

PHeymont ·
Lille, capital of French Flanders, is a city rich in history, and a unique flavor. Join PHeymont for a brief visit.
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June 14, 2018: Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the buildings he saw while exploring Baker City's historic district.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2014: Edwin Lutyens New Delhi

Mac ·
Born in 1869 Edwin Lutyens was responsible for much of the architectural design and building when India was part of the British Empire in the 1920s and 1930s. His style of architecture was particularly distinctive and gave rise to elegant, airy and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 21, 2014: Maltese Bread

IslandMan ·
    The aroma of freshly baked bread is a special treat for the senses. Wherever we travel we usually track down the local bakery or cafe seeking something delectable for our morning sustenance. A favorite of mine is the traditional Maltese...
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Qatar's new Boeing order includes a slap at Airbus

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways orders 100 new Boeing airplanes, including 60 737s that are needed because of slow Airbus deliveries.
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50 Years Later, Paris

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby spends a week in Paris, walking and reflecting on her first time there, 6 months working 6 days a week and living in a room in Montmartre.
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Paris bathers whine over 1° temperature change

PHeymont ·
Paris is saving energy with a tiny drop in pool temperature...and swimmers are complaining about freezing!
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Air France, Qatar out of love for A380?

PHeymont ·
A squeeze based on upgrade costs, operating costs and planned retirement may result in an even earlier retirement of Air France's fleet.
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Real New York City: Marble Hill and Inwood

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares more of his Real New York series, this time exploring a fascinating part of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
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A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
In the United States, a country with dozens of great national parks, it makes sense that there would be some “orphan” parks that are only rarely visited. Such is the case with Great Basin National Park in Nevada.  Great...
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Apr. 22, 2016: Christian Science Church, Boston

The Grey Traveller ·
The Grey Traveller enjoys Boston on a late afternoon in winter, and captures this view of the 'Mother Church' of Christian Science.
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Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
Long forgotten except in Schenectady's science museum, the little GE electric car that could, long before Prius and Tesla. Here's its story.
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Qatar threatens to leave Oneworld

PHeymont ·
Tensions between Qatar and its partners could lead to a big shake-up in both itineraries and loyalty plans.
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21 Best Museums in America

jenifer levis ·
Kennedy Space Center - Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando (KSC) also known as the NASA Launch Operations Center. The KSC has been the primary launch center for NASA since 1968. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex open everyday at 9 am. Kennedy Space Center Tickets started from USD 57 Museum Of Modern Art - MoMA Museum-of-Modern-Art-NYC MoMA is art museum in New York City. It contains world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, almost 200,000...
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Bolzano's Signs of Trade

PHeymont ·
In South Tyrol's bi-lingual capital, historic and graphic business signs still have a role to play
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8 Reasons to Visit Nemacolin

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits the elegant Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a 2,000-acre resort in Pennsylvania offering an array of amenities to appeal to a wide range of travel tastes.
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Qatar shifting big fleet to 777x

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways moves to replace its 777s with the larger and more economical 777x over two years.
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The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray, Virginia.

George G. ·
George G takes us along on a visit to a mecca for classic car fans, full of the ones we all wish we could have.
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The Tackety Boot

Amateuremigrant ·
Count on one of our favorite travel philosophers—Bob Cranwell—to spin a fun yarn about footwear.
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