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Re: The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
If I live it won't be my last. Just prior to that one, same trip, I'd gone from Guilin to Nanning, then after lunch got on another, overnight to Hanoi. Later overnight again, Hanoi to Hoi An. Now that I think about it I realize they got progressively worse as I went along, culminating in The Worst. I hadn't thought about it until just this minute, hindsight is a wonderful thing that way. A great disappointment to me several years ago was the apparently permanent cancellation of the Hanoi to...
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Re: Best Outdoor Workout Spots?

Former Member ·
What, me, break a sweat ? No no. You will find me under the umbrella at the beach, sipping mai tais. I can watch you energetic people run in the surf or chase a Frisbee from my shady vantage point.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Paul Heymont ·
Thanks! They're all sweet, but my heart really beats for the MG T series...and that's a beauty!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Travel Rob ·
Great! Love the 1950 Mercury!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

DrFumblefinger ·
And I'm partial to the 55 Bel Air. Probably the subdued black and white, not the peacockish "Jamaican Bay" color.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

GarryRF ·
The stuff that dreams are made of ! The '57 Bel Air has to be the one above the crowd. Loved the MGs and memories of the time when you could fix your own Midget and Sprite without a College degree ! Happy Days !
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Re: RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the tour of this music Mecca, Ottoman. I'm a big music fan and always enjoy these sort of articles. It's interesting to know the history behind where the artists recorded their music and this looks like a must to visit.
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Re: Where do the "permanent travelers" go?

PortMoresby ·
I have one friend who's a permanent traveler. While he spends time in a variety of places, his preference is Asia, with Thailand at the top of his list. Chiang Mai is where we met and in nearby villages is where he spends the majority of his time. He has a private income so work has nothing to do with his choice. I'd be interested to see how the results of the survey would change if that element was removed from the equation. And how it would change if broken down by age group. Also, how...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Paul Heymont ·
There's something weirdly wonderful about these outsize sculptures, like this one, and Paul Bunyan, and...it may not meet the standards of high art, but it certainly represents important emotions!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
Walleye is the best tasting pan (fried) fish I've ever had. Not hard to make. Lightly breaded, salt and pepper, and fried in butter or canola oil. Largemouth bass are almost as good.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Travel Rob ·
I love these types of sculptures, how fun! What I want to know Ottoman, is where is the photo of you in front of the sculpture? Am I the only adult who gets a goofy photo taken? Here's mine in front of the Worlds Largest Lobster .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Thanks for your feedback gentlemen. DrFumblefinger...I agree that walleye (aka pickerel) are probably the best pan fried fish I have ever had. To anyone who has never tried this fish, treat yourself by cooking some up yourself or try it at a restaurant. PHeymont and TravelRob, I'm glad that you also enjoy these types of sculptures. You said it well Paul...there is something "weirdly wonderful" about them. In terms of your question Rob, the reasons I'm not in any of the pictures is...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

vivie ·
Rob, had i known how much you love those, there's a big salmon in Campbellton. I guess you'll just have to come back!
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Re: A Complete Guide For The Visitors Planning To Visit Thailand

Happyzip ·
I went to Thailand last year and I loved the North of Thailand, like a must visit. Apart from beach islands, can not miss Chiang Mai and Pai there
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
You can't help but be impressed with the Aaron family after seeing the place! Glad to see the Hall of Fame has a great Hank Aaron section too! My blog on Hank Aaron's childhood home: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ron-s-childhood-home
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Top Vegan Places in the World

Aman U (Guest) ·
A look at the growing tend in Vegan tourism, and cities in which excellent Vegan options are available (sponsored content)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  I ONCE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG ....on camera   Meet Willie Walleye, the 40-foot, 2.5 ton ambassador for Lake of the Woods, who  resides in Baudette, Minnesota.       Baudette is a city and county seat of Lake of the...
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12 Exciting Festivals around the World Worth Experiencing

Swara Segal ·
Love a great party? Swara Segal offers 12 of the biggest and best from around the world for your consideration. (Sponsored Content)
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Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
 My favorite library   Originally called Caldwell’s Upper Store, after Dr. Caldwell’s business which opened in 1849, by 1850 the town had become established enough that residents wanted a better name.  Nevada City was chosen...
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RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

Ottoman ·
   Although it may not look very impressive, this modest little building has a very impressive and important musical history.  Welcome to RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.  Known as "The Home of 1,000 Hits", more than 35,000...
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Five Things To Do At Chiang Mai, Thailand

anshu_travel ·
Chiang Mai is located in the Northern area of Thailand capital city, Bangkok. It takes 1-hour journey by plane from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or about 8 hours by bus. The government intentionally prepares Chiang Mai for tourism purpose. The city is well arranged, and it has some artificial rivers. Many trees are planted along the road. Chiang Mai certainly has many interesting tourism objects to visit such as elephant training camp, orchid park, Thai silk, waterfalls and many more. Elephant Camp...
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Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

Paul Heymont ·
Happy Birthday to one of the world’s most famous structures! The Eiffel Tower was officially completed 125 years ago today, on March 31, 1889, just in time for its role as the grand entrance to the Universal Exposition that opened on May 6 th ,...
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Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
For Samantha, a huge baseball fan, a visit to baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown was a dream come true, and one she shares with us.
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The Best Destination Wedding Venues in Thailand

Ayan Asad ·
Of the millions of people who visit Thailand every year, many leave its shores head over heels in love with the country; the jaw-dropping nature, the relaxed pace of life and the warm, friendly people leaving a lasting positive impression. Fitting then, that the country is a perfect place to tie the knot with your beloved. With stunning beaches, exciting activities and world-class services, here are the best destination wedding venues in Thailand. Koh Samui Koh Samui is perfect for a wedding...
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Four Favorite Tropical Drinks on Oahu

Samantha ·
Tropical drinks on the Hawaiian islands are the best, however there are four that stood out to Samantha on her last trip to Oahu. Recipes included.
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Ottoman ·
Stunning classic cars of the 1940s and 1950s, at a show in Thunder Bay, Ontario
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British Expats in Thailand: The Beginner's Guide

May (Guest) ·
The country of Thailand is quite welcoming to British expats, so you do not have to worry about relocating (sponsored content).
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Hilton Hawaiian Village: Fireworks and Rainbow Tower

Samantha ·
While on Oahu, Samantha and her husband visited the Hilton Hawaiian Village and checked out the Rainbow Tower and the Friday evening fireworks show.
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Four Seasons vacations: $8-$10,000 a day

Paul Heymont ·
Four Seasons jet excursions are a bit pricey for most of us, but it's nice to know that someone's enjoying that special trip. If only...
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'Spam Jam' is back on Waikiki

Paul Heymont ·
For fans of the world's favorite lunch meat, a Hawaiian festival returns.
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A Gastronomic Tour of Regional Thailand

Barry Barford ·
Thai food is known for its delicious flavours, astounding variety and aesthetic appeal, like these dishes from different regions of the Thai Kingdom.
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Farewell to Phuket

Jayita ·
Jayita shares her departing images and some traveling philosophy
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Kuching: Last Stop in Borneo

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's Borneo adventures include a visit to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, and once home to the White Rajahs
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Move over Google: German photog has Iran "street views"

Paul Heymont ·
German photographer Willie Kaemana has a great tool for armchair travelers, perhaps those whose governments don't allow them to travel to Iran. His website now shows 360-degree panoramic views of several major attractions in the country.
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Borneo: Last Stop, Kuching

PortMoresby ·
The impetus for my trip to Borneo came, as it often does for me, from a casual reference or suggestion, in this case both.  First was a phrase I’d seen in passing, "White Rajas of Borneo". 
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colorful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok.
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