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Re: Five Things to Do in Dubrovnik

Travel Luver ·
A truly beautiful city! I need to get there someday.
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Re: Five Things to Do in Dubrovnik

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!! Very interesting!
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Re: February 21, 2020: A Great Green Wall, Madrid

GarryRF ·
Made me look twice !
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Re: August 8, 2016: Views from the Wall, Rothenburg, Germany

Travel Rob ·
Incredible photos Ava ! Welcome to blogging on TG!
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Re: August 8, 2016: Views from the Wall, Rothenburg, Germany

Ava ·
Thanks!
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Re: August 8, 2016: Views from the Wall, Rothenburg, Germany

DrFumblefinger ·
Love Rothenburg and love these photos! Thanks, Meena!
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Re: Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy traveling to UNESCO sites because most of them are very interesting destinations. I even know of some travelers whose goal it is to see "every" UNESCO listing. Good luck to them! I really think UNESCO is doing it's job by identifying important places and encouraging their conservation. I shudder at the thought of a global UNESCO police swooping in to "defend" these sites. It's up to the countries that govern them to do so. Some do a great job; others don't. Some citizens care, others...
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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
This is very disappointing news. I was hoping JetBlue would stick to its "customers first" mode of business operation, but obviously management has sold us out. That leaves only Southwest in the USA that has a different business model, and hopefully they'll stick to their principles and not succumb to these pressures.
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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
The very slight bit of good news is that JetBlue still plans on keeping its basic wifi free. More on that story at this link .
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Re: San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating history. Stunning photos. Thanks.
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Re: San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
A missing bit: El Morro and the historic site as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but while I included that in the Tags and Collections for the blog, I forgot to mention it in the text! My apologies...
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Re: Most of China's Wall in danger: Can it be saved?

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure it's even a good idea to rebuild the entire thing, but certainly significant sections should be restored and preserved. I think most of us agree this great human site should survive.
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Re: Most of China's Wall in danger: Can it be saved?

PortMoresby ·
This is old news. Very old. Villages in proximity to the wall have been built from it's bricks for eons and the parts that people love to visit and pretend are historical are nothing of the kind, but completely newly built and Disney-fied versions for the tourists, foreign & domestic. The Chinese government, in its (lack of) wisdom has no more interest in cultural preservation than it does in playing fair in any area of endeavor. History and its artifacts are tools having no value beyond...
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
This is spectacular. A good example of one of those places that is just sitting there, not really getting a lot of attention from US travelers.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Chatterbot2. Yes, Quebec is relatively under-touristed, especially when compared to Europe. If you want to visit a 400 year old European stype fortress, don't want to fly across the Atlantic, want to go to place where French is the dominant language, want great food and friendly folks, then Quebec City should be at the top of your travel list.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
The Quebecois were very amused at my attempts to speak French. It is always great to see people laugh.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
They may laugh, Chatterbot2, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that your fumbling attempts to speak their language melted their hearts. You were a valued guest, if not one of them, after trying.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
Monsieur, vous êtes très gentil de le dire. I do try to make a stab at the local language wherever I travel. Around the world, people are amazingly patient with my mangling of their language. It does create good entertainment. Almost always, my puzzled efforts put people at ease. They are instantly willing to help "the poor confused thing".
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JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

PHeymont ·
JetBlue announced Wednesday that it would not only start charging baggage fees, but will also reduce legroom in its planes to add 15 more seats per plane. The airline, which made its reputation as being customer-friendly and heavily advertised its...
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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.   We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and...
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Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

PHeymont ·
Tim Wu, in a recent New Yorker  article makes a strong case that most of the things we complain about in travel, and especially air travel—cramped seats, fees for everything, etc.—are due to Wall Street pressure on carriers to...
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San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
  El Morro, the giant fortification that's guarded San Juan Harbor for nearly 500 years, is the sight we saw before we saw it. Its image is everywhere when you do online research for a trip to Puerto Rico; its "garitas"—small domed...
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Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

PHeymont ·
Or maybe 2.   Expedia has snapped up Orbitz and its subsidiary brands, including ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. In the past year it has also acquired former main rival Travelocity.   Its remaining big rival is Priceline, which owns...
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Is there a "best day" to buy tickets? Maybe not!

PHeymont ·
There's always a lot of talk about when it's best to buy airline tickets—how far in advance, what day, even what time. A recent study that got a lot of publicity, even a Wall Street Journal article, suggested that Sunday is the best day because...
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Miami's Wynwood: New street art destination

PHeymont ·
Think of Miami, and what comes to mind? For me, it's older New Yorkers on the beach, Art Deco along South Beach, and Cuban food. Others probably have different pre-conceptions, but it's a fair bet that avant garde street art is not at the top of the...
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February 21, 2020: A Great Green Wall, Madrid

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a beautiful garden growing on the wall of a building near the Prado Museum.
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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The Great Wall of China

Jonathan L ·
Yes, there is all of the hype of The Great Wall being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But The Great Wall out does the hype. It is awe inspiring. Built between 1360 and 1650 AD it was never effective at keeping out invaders, it serves as a...
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Hadrian's Wall to Feature Roman Army Battle Re-enactment this Weekend

Travel Rob ·
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Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

PHeymont ·
The good news: The Great Barrier Reef is no longer one of the most endangered World Heritage sites. The bad news: a number of World Heritage sites in the Middle East have been damaged or destroyed either by ISIS or general war damage. And the worst...
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Most of China's Wall in danger: Can it be saved?

PHeymont ·
The Great Wall, built in the Ming Dynasty and one of China's greatest tourist attractions, is a mere remnant of itself, according to a Beijing Times report.   The newspaper says that nearly a third of the wall has completely disappeared, through...
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Hadrian's Wall

Ian Cook ·
  Hadrian's Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, through Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway, along Hadrian's Wall through Carlisle to Hexham in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 12, 2015: Berlin TV Tower, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
  The Berlin TV Tower  (German:  Fernsehturm ) is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany (close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte).       The tower was designed by East German architects Fritz Dieter, Günter...
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The Korean War Veterans' Memorial, Washington DC

DrFumblefinger ·
The Korean War Veterans' Memorial is an interesting monument in Washington DC. It has several distinctive areas and to DrFumblefinger, had an eerie quality.
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Mining Rust: Joshua Tree National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The old Wall Street Mill mine in Joshua Tree National Park is long closed, but some old trucks remind us of the small community that once lived here.
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China builds biggest, deepest station at Great Wall

PHeymont ·
China's railway expansion and Winter Olympics plans include a huge station at the Great Wall on a line that leads to the winter games.
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Five Things to Do in Dubrovnik

Demes ·
Demes shares some travel highlights and 'must-sees' for a visit to the charming Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
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August 8, 2016: Views from the Wall, Rothenburg, Germany

Ava ·
Ava shares some memorable views from the walls of the great medieval city of Rothenburg.
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New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe: Land of Enchantment

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to see one of America's newest and most unusual State Capitol buildings.
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Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Samantha visits an unusual site where theatre patrons have stuck their gum for over 20 years.
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Check your tickets: Industry turbulence changes schedules!

PHeymont ·
Most airlines sell tickets starting about 11 months ahead of flight time...but keep checking. It's not just bad weather that's causing rescheduling—airline mergers lead to changing schedules (sometimes by as much as 12 hours) or to flights no...
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March 10, 2016: Memorial to Berlin Wall victims, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
This Memorial to Berlin Wall victims serves as a solemn reminder of the Berlin Wall legacy.
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Re: Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

Travel Rob ·
I am going to miss an independent Orbitz. I really like Priceline and Expedia but occasionally i found a flight that was cheaper to book on Orbitz.
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Re: Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

Travel Rob ·
I have to disagree with Megan McArdle on this.US Domestic fares and fees have been going up because of less competition in airline fares because of the mergers. The public has few reasonable alternatives.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this, undoubtedly one of Seattle's most unusual attractions, Samantha, which I'd never heard of before.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment DrFumblefinger. I was amazed at how close it was to Pike's Market Place. It's literally at 1st and Pike Streets. It is definitely unusual,
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

DrFumblefinger ·
These are some of the most amazing images of the Wall I've ever come across. Beautifully done, and thanks for sharing them, Ian!
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

Travel Rob ·
Great blog and some of the best photos I've seen!
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

Marilyn Jones ·
Your photos are so beautiful. It was probably 15 years ago when I visited Hadrian's Wall. Your post brought back all those memories of this fascinating destination.
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for the fantastic photos. I am a huge Roman history buff, especially in regards to the Romans in Britain. Top of my bucket list is to hike the length of Hadrians wall one day. I wonder if anything built by us now will stand the test of time as well as some of the ancient sites around the world.
 
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