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Re: On Safari, Panna Tiger Reserve, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Marilyn. Tigers sure are magnificent any place you see them. But to watch them hunt was a very special experience.
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Re: Sea World gives up its killer whale shows

DrFumblefinger ·
I grow weary of political correctness. Orcas are highly intelligent animals, no doubt -- and have the "cruelty" we expect of intelligent animals (anyone who's seen them hunt a baby gray whale for hours, only to kill it, eat its tongue and let the rest go to waste knows what I mean). I never saw Blackfish, but I do recall at the old Marineland park in Southern California. The park was closed for a number of months, and the orcas got depressed. Listless, didn't eat, didn't look good. Someone...
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Re: Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

GarryRF ·
I'm so tempted to buy the wonderful foods I see in street markets. But being a tourist with nowhere to store and cook I regret I must pass. Much of the fruit and veg I have never seen before and I'm eager to try. Which is true I suppose for most folks in England. If we don't recognise a sweet potato - then we don't buy it. I do miss the vanilla flavoured Apples ( Custard Apples ) I had in Australia.
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Re: Polar bears: Hard to live with, hard to escape

DrFumblefinger ·
While they seem cute, polar bears are one of the few animals that actively hunt humans as a food source. They are quite dangerous and very lethal. The Norwegian town reminds me of Churchill, Manitoba, another great place to polar bear watch.
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #60

Lynn Millar ·
Aha! This one had me because it looked so familiar, but I couldn't place. Yosemite, Sequoia, King National Parks? The fountain must have been turned off the day I was there 3 years ago, because I didn't notice it. Busy sipping tea in the lobby and on the verandah, watching children Easter egg hunt? And yes there is a tennis court on the property along with a swimming pool. It's in the circle in front of the Wawona Hotel south of Yosemite. After a stop there, I had a nice walk in the meadow...
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Re: Comics in Brussels

Travellinn ·
Thanks PHeymont. The large murals are my favorites as well, and it was fun to "hunt" them around the city.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

DrFumblefinger ·
The black bears in Yosemite NP are among the most aggressive and clever in the world. They've been known to pull down a locked closed car door to get at a picnic hamper or cooler in the back seat. They are amazingly strong -- imagine the power needed to peel a locked steel car door off its hinges. And they share this knowledge from generation to generation! Once a bear has eaten human feed, they are "spoiled" forever and often become more aggressive in their hunt for food and may even need...
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Re: A Month in Chiapas

PortMoresby ·
I think I'd have to say, probably not. Neither was perfect and we're always looking for some sort of perfection, aren't we? I am certainly, not a member of the "it's only a place to sleep" club. It's my home for the time I'm there & even on a paltry budget, I'm fussy. I liked the 1st place, in part because I had it to myself nearly the entire 2 weeks. But the bed wasn't great. The 2nd place (located on booking.com, my other favorite site) was very comfortable but the noise would rule it...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #27

DrFumblefinger ·
It looks like a giant cache to me. People in a cold climate would hunt in the fall, put their meat up in a similar structure (small house on tall poles) where it would stay cold/freeze (sort of like a giant refrigerator freezer). By removing the ladder, no predators could get up there.
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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Comics in Brussels

Travellinn ·
  Brussels  is the homeland of Tintin, Spirou, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke and the Dalton brothers, all international comic strip heroes.   I, off course, had to take a closer look, and started at the  Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBBD)...
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Washington Oaks Garden: a Peaceful Paradise in Florida

Travel Rob ·
With all that Florida has to offer, you'd think it would be hard for anybody to pick a favorite place in the state. In my case though, it's not. By a mile,my favorite place is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Washington Oaks is one of the most...
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Temple of Heaven - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
  One of the places that I felt most comfortable during my trip to Beijing was at the Temple Of Heaven and its surrounding park. The Park sits just north of the 2nd Ring Road and the city canal and is about 4.5 km south of Tiananmen Square....
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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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Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

Mac ·
This is Lulworth Castle in Dorset, England. Apparently built on the site of an ancient fortified castle. The foundations of this version of the castle were started in 1588 and it was completed in 1609. The castle was actually built as a hunting lodge...
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Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

PHeymont ·
Iceland has another new attraction—Whales of Iceland, a permanent exhibit of 23 full-size whale models near Reykjavik's harbor. It's the world's largest whale exhibit.   Photo: Whales of Iceland Whales are popular everywhere these days, and...
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A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her ideal neighborhood for a return visit to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
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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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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to Oaxaca, Mexico for another lingering escape from real life.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
On a journey to Baja California, DrFumblefinger has opportunities for close-up encounters with gray whales wintering in Mexico.
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French MP: 'Let me pee in peace'

PHeymont ·
A French legislator calls for a ban on illuminated ads over urinals, claiming they are intrusive and bad for the environment.
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December 10, 2019: Education is the New Buffalo, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of an interesting work of art he discovered while exploring Calgary's new Central Library.
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How to Survive on your own in the Wild

Monica Albert (Guest) ·
Monica shares some tips on how to prepare yourself for your first adventures in the wilderness.
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Chobe National Park: “In Chobe We Trust”

DrFumblefinger ·
Having completed five great days on safari in the Okavango Delta, we caught a tiny bush plane (Safari Air) on an almost non-existent sand strip and spent two hours flying to Kasane, a small town in northern Botswana near the entrance...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

PortMoresby ·
  Gardens and their houses have often been the focus of my travels, in Europe and the United States.  The gardens are most important, the houses also of great interest to me, but a bulky camera and the body of work built with it proves my...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 10, 2015: Cranbrook Ed

DrFumblefinger ·
    I'd like to introduce you to "Cranbrook Ed".  Cranbrook is a small city in southeastern British Columbia with an important history as a railway hub.  Situated in the heart of its historic downtown is this statue of an elephant,...
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Where to find the Paris you've seen in the movies

PHeymont ·
Under the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, seen in Last Tango in Paris           Photo: Bruxelles5 / Wikimedia   Everyone (almost, anyway) has a favorite Paris movie scene—after all, so many movies have been shot there!  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 3, 2015: Amsterdam Vintage

IslandMan ·
    If you're like me and have a taste for all things vintage, retro and "of the past", then take a walk around the streets and canals of Amsterdam and you will find many interesting and unique boutiques to satisfy your cravings. Everything...
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Hunt for Nazi treasure train gets serious

PHeymont ·
Polish soldiers clearing the area of mines   After 70 years of rumors about a treasure-laden train hidden in Poland by retreating German armies, authorities may (they hope!) be close to finding the truth.   With help from the Polish Mining...
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French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
            Tower Bridge inLondon/Photo by DrFumblefinger   The French government has called Jon Hunt's plans for a car museum in a new mega-basement in his mansion a...
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Yorktown National Battlefield Memorial (Where Gumbo Was #263)

Jonathan L ·
Gumbo spent the last week visiting the Yorktown National Battlefield Memorial in Yorktown Virginia.
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Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to the crown jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
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Jan 24, 2018: Rockies Diner - Boise Idaho

Samantha ·
At a diner seen on Man vs Food with Alan Richman, Samantha gets to watch a challenger attempt a real eating challenge.
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Sweden's herring war: Seals vs people

PHeymont ·
A rapidly-growing seal population threatens aficionados of a herring dish that ranks among the world's most intense smells.
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The List Of Ultimate Destinations For An Amazing Stag-Do

John Peter ·
Planning for a stag do destination may seem daunting, but exciting at the same time. Be it just for the night or the weekend, there are many options to choose from and have a blast just the same. If you have the budget (and the time), you can plan a month long getaway because it’s not every day that your buddy gets hitched. Since it's the last chance for the groom-to-be to enjoy his singledom, it falls upon his friends to throw him a stag party that he will remember forever! And because you...
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African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the rarest animals I've ever encountered in nature is the African Wild Dog.  While on safari in Chobe National Park our guide took us to a pack of them living near the park boundary and we spent a half hour quietly studying them....
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Baja California: The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Gray whale, Magdalena Bay, Mexico) The journey there….. After wrapping up a relaxing and fun-filled stay on Isla Espiritu Santo, we drive from La Paz north and west up the Baja peninsula towards the Pacific...
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A journey around Iceland: 4) North Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
(Godafoss waterfall, northern Iceland) Our journey around the Ring Road continued as we headed north on the eastern shore of the island towards northern Iceland.  (I've again chosen to describe our experiences here in sequential...
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Biltmore-House A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 15, 2014: Festa Major de Gràcia

PHeymont ·
Every year, several Barcelona neighborhoods have summer festivals, drawing visitors from all over the city, and beyond. Festa Major de Gràcia is the biggest; it's an annual 5-day street party that draws more than 1.5 million each year....
 
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