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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, PHeymont. The cruise ships are BIG business in Venice, and certainly allow a lot of people to enjoy the destination if only for a day. But there are easily places the ships could park that wouldn't hurt the delicate lagoon, then shuttle people into the city.
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Re: Venice's ban on huge cruise ships suspended

PHeymont ·
The only alternatives I can see are to build a new cruise port outside the lagoon. Chioggia might be too far, but perhaps just north of the main way into the lagoon, across the inlet from the Lido. That would provide land-based alternatives for other day trips from the boats, and could also be served by vaporetto-sized boats heading into Venice itself. Of course, I haven't consulted the folks who live there and run campgrounds there...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 14, 2013: Stromatolites, Shark Bay, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
Geologists are our friends.
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Re: Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

DrFumblefinger ·
What an absolutely amazing experience, Goni! The photos are beautiful, and your narrative made me feel like I was part of the diving team. Thanks for sharing this unique experience with us.
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Re: Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

Ottoman ·
Awesome narrative and pictures. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
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Re: Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

Goni ·
Thanks a lot to both of you I am happy that you liked to read about my experience. I will never forget my encounters with the Dolphins especially. I don't think there is many places where it's possible to have such close interactions with them
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Jonathan L ·
The Yucatan is wonderful place, and so much more that Cancun. For those who don't scuba there is Xel-Há national park near Tulúm. This lagoon is wonderful place to snorkel and with beautiful fish in a more controlled environment.
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Re: Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting this aquarium, too, Samantha! The shark tank is extremely cool and there are lots of interesting exhibits to explore -- especially fun with kids. Still, my personal favorite is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Former Member ·
Hey, I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but no matter how cold it is, they keep the outdoor pools open in Iceland with underground hot water. We went to the Blue Lagoon in February, and it was funny...usually people get OUT of a pool because they are getting cold, but there we stayed IN to keep warm!
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Former Member ·
Hot springs are to die for. You always see pictures of the Blue Lagoon. Are there other places to go for a warm swim in Iceland ?
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by voyager: Hot springs are to die for. You always see pictures of the Blue Lagoon. Are there other places to go for a warm swim in Iceland ? There are lots of places to go for geothermal swims in Iceland, Voyager. Almost every small city and town has a public geothermal pool. The most famous is the Blue Lagoon, but it's also quite pricy, especially if you go for a family. This website gives you some idea of all the pools you can access in Iceland. Here's that link.
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Re: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

GarryRF ·
Certainly is worth going to Toronto just for that experience ! Taking the kids to an exhibition of wildlife stays with them forever. They reminisce with their friends for years. Never forget it. Certainly would love to repeat the experience myself. Looks like a masterpiece of an Aquarium.
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Re: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The kids there were all having a lot of fun, so it would be the kind of place for families to visit for sure. They have special kid-focused exhibits and play areas, perfect for keeping their attention and letting off some steam. The Dangerous Reef exhibit is especially impressive and worth the ticket price all by itself. But there are a lot of unusual exhibits and aquatic animals. My favorite aquarium still remains the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which I hope to...
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Re: Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

Former Member ·
Those Egrets and the Water lilies are so beautiful, really so amazing, thank you
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Re: Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks Andredeya, The great egret is a huge bird, over a meter and maybe even a meter and a half tall! Very lovely to see this large white bird take flight!
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

PortMoresby ·
I think I like the last landscape best of all, the sense of space and the fact that it's not at all what I expect when I hear "Everglades". Gumbo's travels, ever-enlightening.
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

DrFumblefinger ·
By last landscape, I presume you mean the view of the alligator crawling away?
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

Travel Rob ·
Love the sky in your shots! Florida is a great state with a lot of surprises,history and nature. i cant wait to go to Everglades National Park, one area i've missed
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 18, 2015: The Winged Lion of Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
    The winged lion is a symbol you see everywhere in Venice -- palaces, flags, statues -- everywhere.  It seemed a somewhat unusual mascot for a seafaring power and made me wonder what the origin to the symbol was.  Turns out the...
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Venice to reduce cruise ship traffic

DrFumblefinger ·
Because it is believed the ships are threatening the sinking city, the Italian Government will reduce by 20% the number of cruise ships allowed into the lagoon starting in January.   Here's that link if you're interested in reading...
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A summer trip to Valencia, Spain

Andre Pur ·
Last Summer, in 2014, I went on an internship program in Valencia, Spain. My internship took place in a nice hotel near the center of the town and lasted 3 months.  While I was there I could visit and enjoy many touristic points while also...
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of Toronto’s newest big attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada , with underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe.   It's in a fabulous location, on the harborfront adjoining the CN Tower, Rogers Center and...
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The Dutch Fort of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Where Gumbo was #235)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Sri Lanka's Portugese forts, this one a nicely preserved example on the country's east coast in the small city of Batticaloa.
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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October 23, 2017: Amphicars

DrFumblefinger ·
The first commercially designed vehicle to be driven on both land and water, Amphicars had limited success when they were produced in the mid-20th century. They are now highly sought after collectibles.
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 2

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's visit to Ikaria continues, this week looking at some of the island's geothermal springs which drew some of the first tourists to the island. Today the Greek island is a spa destination with a number of charming small towns and villages.
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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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Gourmet Japan, cooked on a bus

PHeymont ·
Meals-on-Wheels gets a new meaning with catered-on-bus tours of Japan.
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Venice: Glass wall for St Mark's

PHeymont ·
A glass wall, about four feet high, is proposed to save St Mark's from further flood damage.
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Venice using tech to count the crowds

PHeymont ·
Venice is using sensors and cameras to track crowds and crowding, and to try to build an accurate picture of visitor patterns.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 14, 2013: Stromatolites, Shark Bay, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
 The oldest known organisms that still live on the planet are stromatolites, rock-like structures built by an algae known as cyanobacteria.  Stromatolites have an extensive fossil record in Western Australia dating back some 3.5 million...
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A journey around Iceland: 1) Reykjavik

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Reykjavik, from Hallsgrimkirkja)   I love visiting places that are rich in scenery, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hiking; Iceland seemed a good fit for me. Until a few years ago the cost of a trip to Iceland was...
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Revillagigedos: the world’s friendliest mantas and dolphins!

Goni ·
( Oceanic Manta)   Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico  (better known as Socorro) consisting of 4 volcanic islands; San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro and Clarión. What to see:  Giant oceanic mantas, bottlenose dolphins, sharks...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Top 5 Underwater Destinations

Kathryn Curzon (Guest) ·
Kathryn Curzon shares some of the greatest underwater destinations on the planet, awaiting our exploration and enjoyment!
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April 8, 2018: Old Parliament Building, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
The Old Parliament Building, completed in 1930 when Ceylon was still under British rule, was home to the country's parliament until 1983.
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Signs of Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signs he encountered while traveling in Sri Lanka.
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Exploring Namibia – Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on the beginning of a great safari adventure in Namibia, through some dramatic desert scenery.
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Venice tries again on cruise ship limits

PHeymont ·
The Italian government has proposed a new set of rules to limit large ships in the historic lagoon city—but some say it's still not enough.
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Popular Destinations for Water Sports Activities in India

Sunil Vishwakarma ·
Blessed with waters of three oceans- Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, India is one of the best places for watersports in the world. Ready to explore the turquoise blues, the interesting diving spots and the colorful marine life? So, without much ado, here are some of the popular destinations where you can enjoy exciting water sports activities in India . Andaman Island Leaving behind all other destinations, Andaman leads the list. This Island archipelago is so much popular...
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January 9, 2018: Mahatma Gandhi Park, Batticaloa

DrFumblefinger ·
Mahatma Gandhi Park is situated on the lagoon waterfront in the heart of Batticaloa town. It's a popular place for visitors to rest and enjoy the views of Batticaloa lagoon
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Aquatic Creatures at the Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a deep dive into the underwater world at a great aquarium.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Kingtikitaki ·
Take a look at beautiful Bora Bora!
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Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Everglades National Park in Florida.  Specifically, he was at the Observation Tower in the Shark Valley region of the park.  Congratulations to PortMoresby for accurately nailing this location (again!)     Shark...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 29, 2014: Fun with Glass on Murano

PHeymont ·
The island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon has been known for hundreds of years as a source of fine blown and molded glass, although sadly much of what is sold in souvenir shops in Venice and elsewhere is cheap imported imitations.   Murano...
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Capital of Culture Series: Reykjavik

Travel Rob ·
  This week Gumbo looks at Reykjavik in our Capital of Culture spotlight.   In 2000, for symbolic reasons, 9 European cities were chosen to be designated a European Capital of Culture. One of those was the city of...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It’s remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day’s drive fromColombo and even from the central Hill Country, and covers almost 1000 square...
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A journey around Iceland: 3) South Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Black sand beach in Vik, Iceland) Many think South Iceland offers the island’s most spectacular scenery.  It’s hard to argue with this except to say that we found all of Iceland to be filled with...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
 
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