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Re: Where Gumbo Was, #6: The Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam

PortMoresby ·
JohnT, over the years Asia has become more & more a favorite part of the planet for me to wander and hang out. I think the reason may be, in part, because it's much more in a state of flux than, say, Europe and as a result has more to offer someone who likes a bit of edge to their travels. I fear Europe has become somewhat more of the same wherever I go these days while Asia offers more of what I seem to need. Not to say there aren't parts of Europe to which I still enjoy returning. But...
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Re: Monumental Madrid

PHeymont ·
I've never been to Madrid, a drive-through in 1966 doesn't count. When the world seems a good place to wander again I plan to go. Thanks for the preview.
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Re: Where in the World is Travelgumbo (#149)

DrFumblefinger ·
I am thinking of a certain place but it seems to obvious. Looks like a good place to wander around and explore though.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

WorkerBee ·
I will be there about a month, from February 12 to March 12. I will be in Madrid for a few days after I arrive and then off to Girona and environs for a few weeks. I may wander into southeast France for a few days as well before I return to Madrid for a couple of days before I fly out.
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Re: Fun or Tool: Kayak tells you where your dollar can go!

PHeymont ·
I like that concept. Thanks, I will try it out. Here is a great sale from Qatar; I can compare their sale to these fares Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a cautious but not paranoid traveler, GarryRF, but the warnings from the portenos were so frequent and so intense, you'd be a fool not to pay attention to them. The area around Caminito is well policed (dozens of police around), so I wouldn't worry about going there. But if you don't look like a native, best not to wander the neighborhood. La Boca is charming. But it has a rough edge to it. Be careful if you go.
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
There are many great cities to visit in Canada, two of my favorites (for different reasons) being Vancouver and Montreal.  Vancouver has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful settings of any city in the world, and I’ll be discussing it...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 5) The Elephants of Pinnawala

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the highlights of any trip to Sri Lanka is a visit to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage.  Pinnawala is small town just north of Kegalle, east of Colombo (just over half way on the road to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
  CUBAN BICYCLE TAXI Cuba- A surprise around every corner ! Santa Clara, Cuba has a Central "Town Square" in the typical Spanish style. It  has Trees for shade and long benches for...
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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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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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Road Trip, Day 4: Fort Mason, San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
    March 12, 2015   I drove south through Sonoma and Marin Counties, past the houseboats on the bay at Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, and arrived earlier than the hostel’s official 3:00 check-in...
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Hop on the Bus, Gus...or maybe a train

PHeymont ·
Wanderu, a startup travel aggregator (think Kayak) is now offering schedule and fare information for the major U.S. bus lines (Greyhound, Megabus and Boltbus) and has just signed a distribution agreement with Amtrak that will allow them to include...
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Amtrak's Auto Train - Relax your way to Sunshine

Jonathan L ·
There is a rhythm to train travel that is different. This is especially true when you are taking a train for a long distance. I recently took a round trip excursion on Amtrak’s Auto Train. And it immediately reminded me why I enjoy train travel...
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Skedans, Haida Gwaii, British Colombia (Where Gumbo was #106)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the "misty isles", Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia.  Specifically, the remnants of the Haida village of Skedans.  Sadly, not much remains of the village, captured at its prime in the above image (1878), rich...
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Gulangyu Island

PortMoresby ·
  Early in my Gumbo career, I wrote about the big mud apartment blocks, called tulou, in the hill tribe region of southern China, photos of which compelled me to travel to Fujian Province.  The route to the tulou went from San Francisco to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 22, 2014: Orvieto

PortMoresby ·
  Almost at the end of a round-the-world trip, idling in Rome with nothing in particular planned until our flights home, travel pal Jim and I decided to take the train to Orvieto for a wander around on a gray Christmas Eve.   The old town...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was my leaving thought after exploring it for a week too. It's difficult not to fall in love with such a enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a...
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 2)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day concludes her series on journeying the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage in Japan, ending in Hongu Taisha.
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A Rambler in Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
A few days in Portland, spending more time wandering the streets than the big sights, but finding plenty to see.
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Food Tours in Sicily: Palermo

PHeymont ·
Palermo and Catania are only hours apart—who knew they could be such food rivals?
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Japan: New app lets you drop your bags

PHeymont ·
A new app finds a cafe, restaurant or bar that will hold your baggage while you tour the town.
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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A Market and More in Nürnberg

PHeymont ·
With a day free to poke around, PHeymont found a late winter market with early spring crops and some unusual contradictions.
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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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Machu Picchu visits get new rules

PHeymont ·
Rising visitor numbers and a UNESCO warning push Peru to impose limits on visits.
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to a subject dear to her heart with the first of a 5 part series on gardens within driving distance of her home.
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Burano: A Venetian Treasure

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a visit to one of Venice's outer islands for a different view of the area's life.
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Eastern European Rail Odyssey: Gdansk to Vilnius

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Eastern European train journey continues, with travels through Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk and Vilnius.
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Scenes of Cesky Krumlov

PHeymont ·
Gumbo's mystery destination this past week was no mystery to a number of readers. Join us for scenes from this UNESCO World Heritage town.
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Resort life: Sun, Sand, Birds and Lizards

PHeymont ·
PHeymont and his wife aren't really resort people, but on a recent trip with friends they enjoyed themselves, and found new relationships with wildlife.
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Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L, a veteran traveler to Puerto Rico, takes you down some of his favorite off-the-tourist-track streets in Old San Juan
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Aug. 29, 2017: Linz, Austria

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones continues her Austrian river journey with a stop in historic Linz.
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Geneva offers 'street view' of its history

PHeymont ·
A 19th-century model of the city has become a digital tool for exploring and understanding the city.
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Yosemite Falls, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park and one of the tallest in the world. It is best viewed in May when the snow pack is melting in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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St Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York

PHeymont ·
An unusual building in an unusual location, St Vartan's is the home of the Armenian Apostolic Church in America, and well worth a visit.
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Bled Island, Slovenia (Where Gumbo Was #364)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the only island in Slovenia, Bled Island, situated in a fairy-tale like setting in Slovenia.
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February 13, 2020: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this group of bighorn sheep while visiting Banff National Park this past winter.
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Butterfly World, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys his visit to Butterfly World, near Fort Lauderdale. It's the world's largest butterfly park and you'll see large numbers and a large variety of butterflies, birds and plants if you visit.
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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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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Easy trick keeps water cold while you tour

PHeymont ·
Here's our easy sock trick to keep your water cold while you wander...   We tried freezing the bottles we usually keep in the outside mesh pockets of  our backpacks, but found that condensation on the bottles wet the backpacks. And the ice...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 7, 2015: A Sicilian Wedding

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the pleasures of traveling is stumbling on memorable scenes of everyday life.  So it was as we waited to gain admittance to the Capella Palatina in Palazzo dei Normanni,  Palermo.  As we paid to enter the complex,...
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Luxury cruise: Cabin as big as a house for $10,000

PHeymont ·
It seems as if there's no limit to the luxury market (after all, the 1% has most of the world's money), and here's the cruise accommodation to prove it. Regent Seven Seas next ship, now being built, has a $10,000 a night cabin that's already sold out...
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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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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

Linguists on the Loose ·
  If you want to escape the crowded cities of Western Europe (and spend less money) head east! Eastern Europe has much to offer backpackers; cheap lodging, with ever more boutique hostels popping up in major cities, low transport costs, great...
 
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