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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

IslandMan ·
It is beautiful, PH, especially the old part with its colorful buildings in different styles
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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

Jonathan L ·
Plaza de Armas is NOT the premier pigeon feeding spot in San Juan. The honor goes to the near by Plaza de las Palomas (Plaza of the Doves). This park has a wall with literal Pigeon holes and is the home to hundreds of the birds. There are machine to buy food and if you stand real still they will land on your hands and arms to eat.
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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
I stand corrected...and astonished!
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A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

PHeymont ·
Sometimes, at home or traveling, you miss an obvious place to visit, just because it’s nearby and you can fit it in “any time.” On our last day in Puerto Rico, we finally got to visit the museum around the corner and a few blocks...
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San Juan: Two Markets, Old and New

PHeymont ·
As Gumbo readers know by now, a lot of us who write these pieces are suckers for markets, large and small, wherever we go. If an army travels on its stomach, an army of bloggers stocks up at the public market.   So, on our recent trip to Puerto...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Visiting Santiago de Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
I really had no idea what to expect of  Santiago de Cuba , afterall the next biggest city in Cuba is always overshadowed by Havana. So Santiago was going to surprise us - it could only leave a good or a bad impression right? We showed...
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Mercado Central, San Jose

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Central Market in the Costa Rican capital. It's a large market, covering a square block, with lots of things to buy.
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Street Art, San Jose, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the imaginative street art he encountered while exploring Costa Rica's most populous city.
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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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Ready, set, Havana! U.S. DOT announces routes

PHeymont ·
The U.S. Department of Transportation lists the airlines and cities that will begin regular air service to Cuba's capital by this fall.
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Castillo de San José, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
The Castillo de San José (Castle of San José) is an historic fortress and art museum in Arrecife on the Canary Island of Lanzarote.
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Sagrada Familia finally gets a permit

PHeymont ·
Barcelona corrects a technical glitch which allowed the famous cathedral to be an illegal construction site for 137 years.
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Cienfuegos, Cuba: A Wonderful Colonial City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Santiago de Cuba: Part 1, Introducing Cuba's history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography tour while in Santiago de Cuba. Here is the first of two pieces about his trip through history.
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Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
Colombia has found a 1708 shipwreck, believed to be the most valuable sunken treasure ever, off the coast of Cartagena. The treasure is worth $2 billion or more, and has been the object of searches and claims almost since the day the ship, the San Jose, was sunk by a British ship that was trying to take its cargo. Now that Colombia's President has announced the find, can gold- and thrill-seeking scuba divers be far behind? Even the chance of a doubloon or two might be enough to perk up...
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U.S., Cuba agree on re-starting regular air service

PHeymont ·
After a year of change, with eased travel restrictions and re-opening of embassies, the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on arrangements for restoring regular airline service between the two countries, according to a Wednesday report from the Associated Press. The report has no details so far on when first flights might happen, but the outline indicates payment systems that would allow flights to be booked online and would streamline other aspects that have made travel to Cuba...
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Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

PHeymont ·
Once the Presidential Palace (and scene of an attempted coup d'etat) this impressive building is now a museum of Cuba's revolutions. In front, a piece of the 17th-century city wall.
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Havana in Transition...to what?

PHeymont ·
Havana, off-limits to most Americans for half a century, is a city in the midst of big changes, whose ultimate direction is not yet all that clear.
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Feb. 26, 2016: Tomb of Jose Marti, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
In Cuba, 19th century nationalist Jose Marti outranks all the other national icons, including Fidel and Che; his tomb in Santiago draws many visitors.
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U.S. Airlines put in their bids for Cuba flights

PHeymont ·
Today was the deadline for U.S. airlines to put in their bids for rights to fly regular air service to Cuba, and they're jumping in with both feet.
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Walking the Walls of Old San Juan, Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his walking tour of Old San Juan
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Re: A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

DrFumblefinger ·
Great building! Great grounds! Definitely worth a stop when in Puerto Rico. Thanks for putting this on our radar.
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Re: A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

Jonathan L ·
This is one of my favorite places to go in San Juan.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story! I would presume the Columbians have their treasure ship under pretty tight wraps, but that won't stop a few treasure hunters from trying to scavenge a bit of it for themselves. Has the makings of a great movie.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
There was actually a commercial salvor who tried to lay claim to this one a few years ago, before it was actually located...and there are some who think the treasure belongs to Spain!
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Teatro Nacional, San Jose

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic National Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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A colorful building in Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the art on the façade of the Hotel Presidente in downtown San Jose.
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Statue of La Chola, San Jose

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger finds an unusual piece of public art while rambling around San Jose.
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Amelia Island Museum of History, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a small history museum that gives a nice overview of Amelia Island
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Historic Banco Nacional Building, San Jose

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires this old bank building which he spotted while exploring old San Jose. The company has become successful and today is Costa Rica's largest bank, but this structure points to humble origins.
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"New Paradigm," San Jose

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of a work of art he saw in a park in Costa Rica's capitol city.
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Sunset in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L found some beautiful architecture highlighted by the sunset in Cienfuegos, Cuba
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