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Re: Dec. 23, 2016: Out of Service (Sign of the Times)

Paul Heymont ·
As my daughter keeps reminding me, Dr Who's Tardis is a police box, not a phone box. The real question is: What will Clark Kent do?
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Re: Now an airline charge for NOT flying!

TravelingCanuck ·
Sadly it seems that the only thing limiting some airlines from charging another fee is their imagination. However, I have faith that they will think out of the box and try to suck more from their passengers.
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Re: Renting an apartment in Europe

JohnT ·
Hi Dreamer I can only tell you about my experiences... 1) How long? It depends. Apartment rental have been around in Europe for a long time. It used to be mostly for a week from Saturday to Saturday, but mostly anything goes now. 2) Buyer beware - It will be up to you to research the neighbourhood. You can do that many ways. Perhaps the easiest is using google streetmaps 3) There is no one way to check in. Sometimes you meet the owner or manager and they will give you the key. Sometimes...
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at TravelGumbo!

GarryRF ·
Yes DrF.... Those Ozzies have some strange habits ! First time in Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney I ordered Steak and Chips (Fries) Guy showed me a Tupperware Picnic Box full of raw steak. You choose, then he puts it on a plate for you. You take it outside to the "Barbee" (BBQ). You cook it how you like it. Then come back in for your Chips and salad ! I stopped at a Restaurant in Bondi Beach and the waiter asked me if I would like a bottle of wine with the meal. "Yes please" I said. "Well git ya...
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Re: Sleeping with the fishes--an underwater hotel room!

Former Member ·
When I saw the picture with the fish in the window, I thought--I wonder if lots of fish and other creatures will come to stare at the strange beings in the box. Will they make faces and try to attract attention?
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Re: Holiday Flying: How to Beat the Wrap

Former Member ·
Thanks for the good information. I would not have thought about the airport mall, Amazon Locker or the big box stores. Those are terrific ideas. I have given up on gift wrapping and just toss a few colorful gift bags and some tissue paper into my luggage. Later, I put the gifts in the bags for the big "reveal" for the recipient.
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Re: Virgin's cruises will be 'adults-only'

GarryRF ·
Is that English man trying to " Rock the Boat " - by thinking "Outside the Box" again ?
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Re: Popularity of POD hotels grows

Paul Heymont ·
Funny seeing this come back...50 years ago, there was something like this at Washington: A pair of what looked like trailers, mounted above stairs with a small office at the bottom to rent resting places by the hour or afternoon. And the next size up is the very spartan motels like Premiere Classe and Formule One...we call them "a bed in a box," which is about what they are. Great for when you fly in late at night and just want to sleep and then go in the morning!
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

GarryRF ·
Fine houses in their pristinely manicured gardens. Don't think I could even afford the taxes. I do like the areas that remain untouched by golf and the hand of fortune. I prefer the untouched to the "candy box tin" painting of nature. I've been to many places where the presence of paupers - like myself - detract from the ambiance of opulence. Even today I had a note attached to my car, that parking in a non-designated zone was being selfish. Even though they were full !
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Re: Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

Paul Heymont ·
I noticed that...but for me, the hardest moment of the afternoon was the sense of relentless mortality I felt at the grave of Louise Weber, "La Goulue." To look at the severe and confining stone box, and think at the same time of the image we carry of her...
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Re: Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

PortMoresby ·
Speaking of la Goulue, you know the neighborhood, PHeymont. She could have just about fallen off the stage at the Moulin Rouge into that box. The famous nightclub is at the bottom of Rue Lepic, mentioned in a recent blog, and some of my "best friends" were can-can dancers. Before someone asks, not la Goulue. And don't feel bad, P., she's enjoying the rest.
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

Paul Heymont ·
Which seems like a lot of trouble for thieves to go through, when simple snips will cut the lock...if you don't feel like cutting into the suitcase with a box-cutter. I'very always viewed suitcase locks as a device to keep the zipper from opening accidentally during handling, and once I discovered that European security people didn't have or use the keys (they clipped the locks), I went back to using twist ties or cable ties. Much cheaper, work well.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

DrFumblefinger ·
I would not want to approach a bull elephant in my car, but having done several safaris, the animals all but ignore you in the Range Rover vehicles. Apparently they only see a box on wheels. They do not have the ability to discriminate what's inside the box. But if you step out of the vehicle onto the ground, they will become aware of you and you now are on today's menu. The best travel experiences of my life were the days I've been on safari. It's not cheap, but is most memorable. So...
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Re: From Where I Sit: A Gallery of Benches

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought for sure there would be a bench with Forest Gump sitting on it holding a box of chocolates. "You never know what you're gonna get". Nice piece, PHeymont, thanks!
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

DrFumblefinger ·
Newgrange is the oldest structure I've ever visited.  It was built over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.) during the Neolithic era, before even Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid of Giza.  It’s obvious that Newgrange was...
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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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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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Can 'smart' seats make crowding bearable?

Paul Heymont ·
That's sort of the idea behind some new design initiatives for airline seating. Panasonic, and some others, are betting that by designing all the elements of a seat together (seat, inflight entertainment screen, power outlets and more) the elements...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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World War II Pill Boxes, Embleton Bay, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Hundreds of WW II era fortifications known as "pillboxes" dot the English landscape. Ian Cook shares some examples, along with their history.
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An Afternoon in Ortigia: Syracuse's Island Heart

Paul Heymont ·
Ortygia is where Syracuse started, when it was one of the most important Greek cities in the world. And it's still a living center of the city's life.
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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March 13, 2017: Pelican Feeding, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

DrFumblefinger ·
While feeding pelicans may be illegal in Australia, that hasn't stopped the Pelican Man from sharing a box of fish with the birds every day in Kingscote.
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Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Congratulations to photographer Ian Cook for winning first prize in the Photographic Angle competition.
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The Burgess Shale, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park (Where Gumbo was #211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fossil rich deposits of the Burgess Shale. These are at a newly discovered site in the Stanley Glacier basin of Kootenay National Park.
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In the Cotswolds: Croome

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby visits Croome Court, a short drive from the Cotswolds, in Worcestershire, with an intriguing historic “hot wall” in the walled garden.
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From the Shoebox: Europe 1960

Paul Heymont ·
Images recovered from teenage travels over a half-century back lead PHeymont down memory lane.
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Vacation postcard takes 43 years to arrive

Paul Heymont ·
A postcard mailed from Nice in 1974 finally arrives at its destination in Brittany...but now the recipient is missing.
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China's Forbidden City forbids paper tickets

Paul Heymont ·
China's imperial Palace Museum is going to online-only ticketing to avoid long lines and disappointment when all 80,000 daily tickets are gone
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

Paul Heymont ·
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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When the hotel IS the destination...

Paul Heymont ·
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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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe views some of the most impressive trees in South Africa at the Arderne Gardens.
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St Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York

Paul Heymont ·
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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Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra (Where Gumbo was #354)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (also known as the "Baby Taj"), the tomb that inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.
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Capsule hotels spreading in Europe

Paul Heymont ·
Tiny spaces mark the capsule hotel, but privacy is another hallmark that may help it compete with hostels.
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The Cloisters: A Medieval World in New York

Paul Heymont ·
At the Cloisters, PHeymont enjoyed a long visit with the Metropolitan Museum's huge trove of medieval art and architecture.
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Syria: A Wing and a Prayer

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of leading his first tour group into Syria.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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Cologne Cathedral: Empire of Light

Paul Heymont ·
The play of light and shadow, inside and out, is what impressed PHeymont most on a visit to one of the world's most-famous cathedrals.
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Pondicherry 2: A la recherche de temps perdues

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares another tale from Pondicherry, India
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Luray, Virginia's Varied Attractions

George G. ·
George G shares some of the highlights of a visit to Luray, Virginia. A top destination is a visit to the Train Museum located in the old Railroad Station (now a Visitor Center).
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Anatomy of a Trip (details, details)

PortMoresby ·
  Money    Planning well under way and a picture emerging of how I might spend my time in Oaxaca, the question of obtaining pesos begins nagging.  We all know what to do, assuming there’s nothing left from the last...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 27, 2015: The old boot, Tallinn

Mac ·
Still more from my shoe-box of pictorial memories of the lovely medieval city Tallinn in Estonia, on the shores of the Baltic sea, is this rather splendid rain water gutter down-spout in the form of an old boot. Situated in the "Old Boot Street" of...
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Dec. 11, 2015: The apothecary's flasks

Mac ·
In the old city centre of Tallinn, Estonia, I discovered these beautiful old medicine flasks.
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December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

Mac ·
From his shoebox, Mac pulls another incredible image of Tallinn
 
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