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Re: Everglades raccoon

TravelandNature ·
Hope that puppy is well on the mend. Really ? Pete the Python can really put it away. I have read cases in which (late) owners "forgot" to feed their pet pythons and, well, Pete does not like going hungry... Enjoying your Gumbo on the Go photos from The Everglades very much. It is hard to capture in a pic what is so very special there - the space, the light, the plain "nothingness" that we so sorely need to experience. Have you had the chance to see any stars ? The brighter planets are...
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Re: Happy New Year!

GarryRF ·
I'd like to wish all the Members and readers of TravelGumbo a year full of everything you've wished for yourself. I've been lucky all my life. Whenever I've been struggling to do something, been lost or just plain out of my depth there's always been someone offering to help me. Give it a try this year. It costs nothing and shows you care about others. Just recognise that "lost" look and share your knowledge.
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Re: The Lure of Stonehenge

GarryRF ·
I've never written a review and used the opening paragraph to criticise a few idiots I may have encountered. Of which there have been many. Nor have I needed to draw on the bad experience of another to make a critical point. I've never heard it called "Boring" and I've been here for 60 years. I suppose this will add to the list of "Warm Beer" questions I find boring whenever I visit my American Family. Nice photo's.
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Re: The Lure of Stonehenge

George G. ·
Likewise I was enthralled to be standing there. There was no line on the chilly day of my entrance. Didn't want to leave, but just stare. I was on a road trip from London up north, but I just had to make this detour and it was totally worth it.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Similar, but different. Some photos of Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers hike, one of my favorites.
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice phototour, PM! Interesting as the home and plumbing are, I love your photos of grass best. I probably have a hundred different images of grass in my archives -- different types, different sizes, color, texture and lighting (am especially fond of backlighting on grass). Maybe someday we'll need to do a post on just plain old grass. I, too, love Portland. It's a perfect weekend getaway town -- small enough, yet big enough to have lots of interesting things to see and do. You hit on the...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#63)

PortMoresby ·
My first thought was a garden tool - shovel maybe. On the far left is a sign that says in part, Hola..then what? Could be meaningless for our purposes, or not. It does look political in nature and it appears they were on a budget when they installed it, a plain concrete-looking base. Temporary, maybe? Who knows who will be in power next election. Maybe Spain, or that left-leaning France.
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Re: Your opinion of Bulgaria

Travel Rob ·
Travelling Buzz- I really like Bulgaria and sometimes crave the plain yogurt sweetened with honey that you get there. As far as the Black Sea ,it really reminds me of the US's Gulf Coast. Costs are lower and the beaches are great for swimming I'm anxious to hear more from you about Bulgaria's UNESCO sights ! Welcome to TG! We are glad you are part of the community!
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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam, on Lunar New Year

Mac ·
Hi Karl, we just struck plain lucky!! We were in Hanoi for the day before New Year's eve which was already a delight to the eye. We were actually in Hué for the "eve" itself and then went on down on to Hoi An. So we saw each city's wonderful decorations at each location. Just lucky!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 14, 2014: Passing by America, 1969

PHeymont ·
DrF...Pennsylvania is well worth exploring, with its tremendous variation between the coastal plain, the Alleghenies stretching in bands across much of the center, lush rural areas to the south, hardscrabble mining and forests in the northeast...and more. An interesting thought: rural locations are sometimes hard to place, because although what is common in one area may still exist, even if less usual, in another. Absent something like the lavender of Provence in bloom...sometimes it's...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 17, 2015: Mystical Stonehenge

IslandMan ·
    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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Will it never end? Flight cancellations up to 7,000 this week

PHeymont ·
The seemingly endless wave of bad weather, bad ground conditions and plain bad luck seems never to stop. So far this week, over 7,000 flights have been cancelled, and the week is not over.    The focus of the disruptions changes with the...
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Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

Travel Rob ·
I haven't heard anybody else say this, especially in the local area, but Government Street in Mobile, Alabama is one the most spectacular historic streets in the world, even today. I had a chance to walk a good portion of Government St. in March of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2014: Traveller's Rest Hotel, Gippsland, AUS

IslandMan ·
   Australia is well known for its country and outback towns. The region of Gippsland is located in the south-eastern part of the state of Victoria. It covers an area of around 16,000 sq.miles (41,000 sq.klm) and is an economic, rural area...
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Crowded planes a safety hazard? Witnesses say so...

PHeymont ·
Flight attendants, at a Federal hearing, pointed to "legroom wars" and increased air rage. A safety expert pointed out that the FAA's evacuation tests use planes with more legroom than you're likely to get, and Charlie Leocha of Consumer Traveler...
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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
By a quick count, I’ve photographed markets in nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Europe; they’ve often appeared here on TravelGumbo. And yet the market I visit most often, and where my wife shops almost weekly, hasn’t found...
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The Lure of Stonehenge

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines shares thoughts and memories, and great photos of a visit to Salisbury Plain.
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Puszta

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of visiting the vastness of the Puszta, a vaste plain extending from Europe to Central Asia.
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November 1, 2017: White Storks at Rust, Burgenland, Austria

Professorabe ·
Always a memorable sight on the rooftops of Europe, Professor Abe shares his experiences with the storks of Rust, Austria
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Food Tours of Sicily: Catania

PHeymont ·
PHeymont goes on another food tour, this one in Catania, Sicily, exploring the regional differences among Sicilian cities.
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June 13, 2017: Ornate Interior and Yorkshire Stone

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
All Saints Church in Northallerton, England is a treasure hidden in plain sight, and revealed by the camera of Paul Hunter.
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Tips For A Perfect Summer season Tour

Humboldt Tours Berlin ·
Summertime’s have struck one of the most of the plain areas with the intense warm days; every passing day is getting hotter. The heat is making is harder for everybody to head out specifically in day time. Summer season breaks in the schools all across the country are almost to start, that makes it an ideal time for the family trip to go for Berlin Wall Tour . This is the time when kids are already set for a daring summertime vacation and they anticipate you to plan a trip to some hill...
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Europe's new car rental rules: simplify, standardize

PHeymont ·
An agreement between EU officials and leading rental car companies should make renting in Europe a smoother experience.
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Apr. 26, 2017: Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Found

Samantha ·
On a recent trip to California I was pleased to have found the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. It was tucked away in a little shopping center just north of Los Angeles. Who knew? Lol. Talk about hiding in plain sight :) Hope you enjoy the pics.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bijapur and Gulbarga

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey continues into Northern Karnatka, from Badami to Bijapur and then on to Gulbarga. There are a large number of Muslims in the region.
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July 22, 2017: Comic statues, Bratislava, Slovakia

PHeymont ·
Bratislava has its serious monuments, but there's still room for some with fun and attitude.
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Airlines losing less luggage: Three reasons why

PHeymont ·
A combination of new technology, investment...and just plain fewer checked bags have helped U.S. airlines up their game.
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In the Cotswolds: Upton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her English adventures with a stop at Upton House, in Warwickshire, on the way to the Cotswolds.
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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August in Spain has lots on offer

PHeymont ·
A round up of opportunities for August enjoyment in Spain, culminating with the spectacular annual tomato fight in Buñol.
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Haut-Koenigsbourg, atop Alsace's Vosges Mountains

PHeymont ·
Haut Koenigsbourg is an improbable bastion atop the Vosges mountains, with views of the Rhine, Alsatian villages and Germany’s Black Forest.
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April 11, 2020: Arriving in Venice, 1960

PHeymont ·
PHeymont remembers a magic moment of travel in his teen years, when a strike gave him a special view of Venice.
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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May 24, 2020: La Ciudad Blanca – Popayan, Colombia

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles shares photos of a visit to Popayan, a lovely old Columbian city known for its white buildings.
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Crazy destinations where Humans find ways to exist in Harsh and Hostile Environments

Eskander (Guest) ·
Sometimes it's good to get away form it all. Here are a few of the most distant places you might consider visiting (sponsored content)
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U.S. Appeals Court OKs airline gobbledygook

PHeymont ·
Decision refuses to order Department of Transportation to make airlines give plain-language notice of compensation rights.
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of "Custer's Last Stand", on the hills and ridges of the valley of the Little Bighorn river in southern Montana
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Berlin Airport says this time it'll really open

PHeymont ·
Depending on your level of skepticism, Berlin's new airport opening date of October 31, 2020 is either a dream come true or yet another bad joke.
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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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Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
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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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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 3) Summit and Descent

DrFumblefinger ·
(Western Icefields, viewed from near the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro) We had spent the past week slowly working our way up the slopes of Kilimanjaro via the Shira route, an experience I’ve previously described in blog posts here. ...
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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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Ethiopia Musings: 1) Getting to Addis

Lestertheinvestor ·
  I recently had the wonderful opportunity of going to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to teach pathology at the University of Addis Ababa. The University was founded in 1950,  with 7 campuses in and around the city. I...
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U.S. visitors to Cuba up 36% this year

PHeymont ·
The number of U.S. visitors without family ties in Cuba has jumped since the two countries started the process of warming up relations. Many of the visitors are flying to Cuba from other countries to avoid U.S. restrictions on just plain tourism; U.S....
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Amid controversy, Canada takes big leap on biometrics

PHeymont ·
"Your fingerprints, please!" At the U.S.-Canada border in Beebe Plain, VT. (Mike Kalasnik / Wikimedia)   Canada's Prime Minister has announced a $312 million plan to require biometric screening, such as fingerprints or iris scans for all foreign...
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Lots to do all over Spain this month

PHeymont ·
This is the high part of the vacation season, and many places in Spain are geared up with special events to attract visitors. Events range from culture to music to just plain spectacularly silly, like the annual Tomatina Tomato Fight in Bunol,...
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Where the lost bags go: Scottsboro, Alabama

PHeymont ·
From Unclaimed Luggage Center's Instagram feed   No, they don't join your socks that disappear in the dryer. They're not stored in Area 47 at Roswell, NM. And they definitely cannot be claimed at the baggage window in the Twilight Zone.   It...
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Escaping to the Cape

Jill's Scene ·
The East Cape on the North Island of New Zealand, Aotearoa, is remote and it’s sparsely populated - most tourists never get there. Those that do, discover one of our best kept secrets.   The climate is warm and generally dry. The people,...
 
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