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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
The letters are triaged by elves, and the ones by naughty kids don't make his reading list. But all the good kid letters do!
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
Um, well, do the elves read TravelGumbo ? I meant to be good, I really did..
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
Of COURSE the elves read TravelGumbo! What intelligent being doesn't???
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
Walking the "Walls" that enclose the City - maybe 3 miles around - is a local ritual ! At frequent intervals there are Pubs to stop at. The idea being that you stop at each one , have a drink and proceed to the next. Its only the hardened drinkers who complete the circuit. A friend from Anna Maria Island, Florida sent his daughter to stay with us for a while. Same age as my daughter and they got along like a house on fire ! So when we arrived in Chester I told her our day was walking around...
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Anna Maria I was amazed that the Pelicans would sit next to you on the pier by Allemande Villas. Like a pet dog. They would try and steal your bait as you were fishing. But like a good dog they responded to a "Hey you!" and sat watching you. When I caught my first fish I pulled and fought with the monster! As I lifted my prize from the water my new Pelican friend flexed his wings. He glided off the Pier and with great precision removed my catch from the hook! He passed...
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
I like it ! Simple and straightforward picture. Does Santa still read letters or are all of the elves taking requests via email now ?
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Re: Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Travel Luver ·
A rather unusual building -- nicely captured!
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this! It's so easy to forget how many ancestors 'our' traditions have, and how very linked we all are!
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

GarryRF ·
That's very true Paul. I remember traditions from my childhood that have vanished years ago. I visit Sydney, Australia and find the same traditions are alive and well.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely piece of Americana, and a reminder of why I so loved Christmas as a child (and still as an adult!). Thanks, Marilyn!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

GarryRF ·
A piece of the magic we all like to believe in. Lovely photos. Happy Christmas !
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Re: Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Chile (Where Gumbo Was #166)

GarryRF ·
Thanks Jonathan ! Took me hours of walking up and down the streets of Santiago to find this location. Well.... Google walking.... Congratulations to you for an excellent series of photos.
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Re: LA rail extension great for beachgoers

Travel Rob ·
This will really help on time. As a kid, I took the bus from Santa Monica to Downtown LA a lot and it took forever but it was to be one of the most interesting rides anywhere. It goes through such diverse neighborhoods it almost doesn't seem real.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Dan Carter ·
They sure have an interesting mix for travel in Cuba...I loved the pictures of the old cars in your other post! In New York I saw bicycle taxis, too, but they were smaller and just for tours, not really for getting around.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Santa Clara has motorized Taxi's if you want to travel some distance !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
... and of course - The One Horse Power SUV !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating snapshot of life in Cuba, GarryRF! I am heartened by the spirit of the people, and their pragmatic innovations given the oppressive world in which they live.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Me too DrFumblefinger ! The Oxen pulling ploughs I've seen in Lancaster PA. but if you need a vase for Flowers (Birthdays) you get the bottom half of a 2 litre plastic Coke Bottle with wrapping paper around it. Looks quite good really ! But the bit that hurts is seeing folks suffer from curable things - like thyroid problems - that we take for granted now as being treatable. Homeopathy and Voodoo prevail... really !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the link T&N. Bill Gates funds the School of Tropical Medicine here in Liverpool in its search for better treatment and a cure for Malaria. But tales of Save the Planet are all Hogwash. People who live in cool climates - like me - cant wait for the climate to warm up. When the Vikings discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they described it as a "Green and pleasant land with pastures and animals" - and now its just a frozen waste again ! Turn up the CO2 !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Former Member ·
It would be fun to race a bunch of these three wheelers. They look like they would corner and take jumps well.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

Marilyn Jones ·
Santa's Wonderland in College Station, Texas, has evolved over the past 17 years into the largest Christmas light display in the entire state. In addition to the spectacular light show is Santa's Town featuring gift shops, restaurants, hourly...
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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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Barcelona: Sometimes TOO many tourists at market

PHeymont ·
Barcelona, which continues to be one of the hottest European cities for visitors, has locals who sometimes feel a little crowded out...especially at their favorite food market, La Bouqueria. The result: during the Friday and Saturday shopping rush...
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Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some beautiful images and the history of the beautiful modern opera house in Santa Cruz.
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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May 23, 2020: Clara Campoamor, Seville, Spain

PHeymont ·
PHeymont discovers that a seemingly whimsical sculpture in a plaza in Seville is actually a serious homage to an important woman.
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When the hotel IS the destination...

PHeymont ·
Two aspiring humorists win a stay-in prize—two weeks in a posh hotel with nothing to do but write and call room service
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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Santa Fe Photography Workshop

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography course this summer. Here are some of the photos he took for the course projects.
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Guanacaste: Old cities, traditional pottery, great food

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour away from the resort in Tamarindo and on an exploration of the nearby towns where Costa Ricans live.
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New York City's Two Museums of Design

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of two NYC museums that specialize in design.
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China's ivory ban: hope for African elephants

PHeymont ·
Elephants in Tanzania's Ruaha national wildlife park.      Photo: Anna Rydin / Wikimedia   China has pledged to phase out manufacture and sale of products made of ivory, which is good news for the endangered African elephants,...
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Tenerife - Your Exotic Relaxation Place

GokyB ·
The largest island of the  Canary archipelago , Tenerife is a unique sight to behold. This volcanic island attracts 10 million tourists every year with its stunning beaches, forests and breathtaking landscape. Sandy beach and amazing turquoise...
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1 Million French donuts headed for Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
Not your average donut...and not from France, either.       Photo: Anna Man Michelson / Wikimedia   You didn't misread that, and we're not talking about the typical donut-shop "French cruller," either. A U.S. customer has ordered 1...
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The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the origins of the Santa Claus myth drawing on his extensive travel experiences for supportive facts.
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An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
We explore the narrow lanes and alleys of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish section of Seville, and discover a treasure of plazas, gardens and tapas bars.
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Walking Through Seville and the Centuries

PHeymont ·
Seville, the largest city of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, is as full of contrasts as you might imagine of a city that was important in the Roman era, was ruled by the Moors for centuries, and then became not only the seat of Spanish...
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The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Sitting by the side of the intricately sculpted, ancient temples of Khajuraho, I watched entranced, as a throng of people in bright, elaborate saris chattered excitedly as they made their way, in their droves, to the only temple still in use.  ...
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Iceland's Elves Worry about Road Work, not Working for Santa!

PHeymont ·
Elves are an important part of Icelandic tradition; surveys show perhaps 60% of the population believes in them or in the possibility. While some say "elf" is from "alfar" or ancestor spirit, many believe in the little people. Now the Icelandic...
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Santa Fe Styling

Jonathan L ·
  http://www.postersofsantafe.co...es/products/419l.jpg 20 years ago, The Amazing Ms. D and I bought this magnet. Santa Fe style is a combination of Spanish and Indian esthetic. Native art and jewelry, Southwest architecture and housewares and a...
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Oct. 17, 2016: Santa Monica Pier, CA

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the Santa Monica Pier. The pier with its iconic sign is one of the most famous places in California.
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Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Jonathan L ·
Taking a road trip is one of Jonathan L's favorite things...and he loves to “shunpike,” taking the smaller highways instead of the interstates
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Santa Monica California: Where Gumbo Was (#198)

Jonathan L ·
Santa Monica is one of the places Jonathan L goes back to when he's in Los Angeles, for its energy, attractions, and food.
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Santa Catalina Island Sunset, California

Ottoman ·
On my last visit to Newport Beach California, I was lucky to have had the opportunity to see this beautiful Santa Catalina Island sunset.
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Swans and Cygnets: The Abbotsbury Swannery

PHeymont ·
A visit to Abbotsbury's Swannery is like no other, because its hundreds of birds are the world's only managed flock. They've been there nearly 1000 years.
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New display for world's oldest illustrated book

PHeymont ·
A world treasure, possibly the oldest illustrated book in existence, has been restored, and returned to the small town in Italy where it was discovered.
 
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