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Re: Made in Puerto Rico - Jibaromania!

PortMoresby ·
It sounds like Isla Verde has come a long way since the days when Cecelia's Place and one other, on the water at the end of Calle Amapola, were the only places to eat outside the 2 big hotels (Americana & El San Juan). It was my home then and it may be time for a return visit.
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Re: Club de Regatas La Marina, El Tigre, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
El Tigre was one of our favorite places around Buenos Aires. Cool breezes, interesting architecture (as you can see), and a great day trip from the city. And I agree about palm trees and cool old buildings. Here with a boat cruising down one of the river's many channels.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

Amateuremigrant ·
A brilliant collection of pictures and commentary. Avoiding the bus loads is all down to timing, so your patience was well rewarded ! I've visited the West Bank loads of times with groups and it never fails to astound ! Our trips began by meeting up with a host of donkeys from the ferry, at 4.30am. We rode up to cross the cliff top above Hatshepsut's temple then walk down to the Valley of the Kings. Riding a donkey named Saddam up there was always a guaranteed wake-up
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
It sounds a perfect way to see the area, though at that hour you'd likely have enjoyed the views without me. I understand the path from Hatshepsut's Temple to Valley of the Kings is now off limits, presumably because of the incident at the temple. You're lucky to have had the experience when you did. Thanks!
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

George G. ·
Excellent photos. Your patience paid off since capturing historical locations like these are difficult without them being somewhat obscured by throngs of tourists.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, George. The fact that there really are no throngs makes this the perfect time to visit Egypt.
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Re: Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

PortMoresby ·
Somewhere I've got a snapshot of a very young me with a tiny lady holding an object who had insisted my friend take our picture in the garden together. It was in the village of Petra, Majorca and she officiated at the small museum commemorating Junipero Serra's birthplace. I was spending the summer on the island and every student educated in California knows his name almost as well as their own. The address of my high school was El Camino Real, Father Serra's road from mission to mission and...
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Re: San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
A missing bit: El Morro and the historic site as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but while I included that in the Tags and Collections for the blog, I forgot to mention it in the text! My apologies...
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Re: Classic American Cars #3

Former Member ·
Hey man ! That's the sort of ride you want for showing your lady a good time on El Malecón !
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Re: Need help planning Morocco trip

Mac ·
We used to live in Casablanca, Morocco for around 4 years a while back. Yes, mid-Feb is still the back end of the cool period but is close to Spring depending on altitude - so think positive and enjoy this lovely country! 9 days is brief for all that can be seen. The "Royal Triangle" that is all within reasonably easy reach is Marrakech, Meknes and Fez and those 3 would happily fill your days (and nights) with fascinating insights into Morocco. An optional stop on the coast at El Jadida...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

PHeymont ·
The nail sculpture, and especially the last picture, remind me a bit of El Anatsui's work, a visual fabric composed of commonplace elements. Fabulous! I did a little looking, and was able to find the artist, David Partridge. The work is called Metropolis, and uses more than 100,000 nails. If you drop a coin into it at the top, apparently, the coin will find a path to the bottom, making random music as it goes! Here's some more about it
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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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Historic Route 66 (pt 4) - Gallup to Albuquerque

Jonathan L ·
The last leg of my journey on Route 66 was from Gallup to Albuquerque. The is a lot to see on this leg, but I rushed to meet The Amazing Ms. D ,who was flying in to Albuquerque for a writers workshop. Therefore I only had time for one thing. I chose...
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Salvador, Bahia Brazil

Jonathan L ·
Buildings along the Terreiro de Jesus   When you come to Salvador you must spend at least a day walking around the Historic Center and The Pelourinho, The oldest parts of the city. (see map)   This was the original Salvador dating back to...
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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San Juan's El Morro: Layers of Stone, Layers of History (Where Gumbo Was, #84)

PHeymont ·
  El Morro, the giant fortification that's guarded San Juan Harbor for nearly 500 years, is the sight we saw before we saw it. Its image is everywhere when you do online research for a trip to Puerto Rico; its "garitas"—small domed...
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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico: Outside the Walls

PHeymont ·
Because Puerto Rico was the first freshwater island for 16th-century travelers from Spain, and because it guards the entrance to the Caribbean, its Spanish masters went out of their way to defend it, not only with the huge fortifications at the...
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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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Casas Particulares in Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Visiting Cuba has forever changed the way I view accommodations when I travel now. For one I was always a chain hotel kind of girl racking up my points and being loyal to said luxury chains.  I had the option to book luxury hotels in Havana...
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Las Puertas de Argentina

Sylvia ·
    Several years ago, perhaps inspired by my search for new front doors for our own home, I began to take special notice of the doors I passed on my way around town.  When my husband and I traveled on vacation I found myself noticing...
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Double-Click to Find Out What a Ticket Costs

Travel Rob ·
Momondo, a travel meta-search engine, has introduced ClickTwo Travel. It's a Chrome browser extension that gives you a round trip price when you double-click a destination.   Watch to find out how it works:     Read More:...
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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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The most beautiful bookstore in the world? A visit to El Ateneo, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Those who are frequent visitors to TravelGumbo.com know that many of our contributors love books.  We make a point of visiting libraries and bookstores during our travels although sometimes these visits happen by accident.  So it was when I...
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A Day in Caguas

PHeymont ·
Caguas is a late-comer by some standards; San Juan, 30 miles away, was already 250 years old when Caguas was settled by Spain—and yet it proudly calls itself “La Ciudad Criolla” and “El Corazon de Borinquen,” the Creole...
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Spain's "ghost airport" will come to life with Ryanair

PHeymont ·
Spain's embarrassingly-empty Castellon-Costa Azahar airport, unused since it was opened with great ceremony nearly five years ago, will finally get passengers. Ryanair will announce a schedule of flights from U.K. and northern Europe today, according...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 6, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - Berber Doorway

Mac ·
I have a 'thing' about interesting doorways, whether it is the colour, texture, shape - whatever. So when I came across this excellent metal door in the little Berber town of El Khorbat during a photo tour into the southern Moroccan desert regions, it...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 20, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - orange juice vendors

Mac ·
In the heart of the bustling World Heritage site " Jemaa el-Fnaa" square, in front of the elegant Koutoubia mosque, in the centre of Marrakech , you will find lines of these mobile orange juice vendors all jostling to attract your trade for their...
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Boston Gains More International Routes

PHeymont ·
Boston's Logan Airport is becoming more of an international hub, with 13 new international routes in past couple of years. The latest is an El Al-operated route to Tel Aviv that will begin this summer. Other recent additions include a Dreamliner...
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Underground Puerto Rico: The Camuy River Caverns

PHeymont ·
If Old San Juan and the El Yunque rain forest and the beaches have been drawing visitors for hundreds of years, that's certainly not true for this hidden attraction: a vast, and still-not-fully-explored system of caves, carved out by the world's...
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A Day in Ponce, Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was #87)

PHeymont ·
On our second-to-last day in Puerto Rico, we headed to the south shore of the island, to the city of Ponce. It's smaller than San Juan, has less tourist traffic—all that, and yet it considers itself the cultural equal of the capital or of...
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October 9, 2017: Views from the Giralda, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally built as a minaret to a mosque, the belltower of Seville's Cathedral has long been used as an observatory. Thousands of tourists walk up its ramps every day to enjoy the wonderful views of the city.
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Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, El Picacho & Teotitlan

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on the first of several walks in the countryside of southern Mexico, ending in a Zapotec weaving village.
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The West Coast of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
A frequent visitor to Puerto Rico, Jonathan L had never before visited the island's west coast. He shares the visit with us here.
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Río Piedras and The University of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to the University of Puerto Rico, and the town and market of Rio Piedras.
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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Frontier thinks big with huge expansion

PHeymont ·
Frontier is ramping up for new destinations and added flights on existing routes by next summer.
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To the top of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Ian Cook ·
If you like hiking, Ian Cook shares a fascinating adventure this week, as he works his way up one of the tallest volcanoes in the world.
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April 8, 2017: Mate: South America's morning Brew

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle may have its Starbucks coffee, but Argentina has its mate. A look at southern South America's favorite caffeinated beverage.
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Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L, a veteran traveler to Puerto Rico, takes you down some of his favorite off-the-tourist-track streets in Old San Juan
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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A Tour of Stained Glass in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Old San Juan has a wealth of gorgeous stained glass in a variety of styles. Jonathan L shows us some of the best.
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Lanzarote: an Undervalued Paradise

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a great photoessay and details of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands and a favorite of Ian's. It is a slice of underappreciated paradise.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Back to Oaxaca

PortMoresby ·
Aug. 26, 2017: VWs Everywhere! Sept. 2, 2017: Xochimilco Sept. 9, 2017: Michael's House Sept. 16, 2017: Friday Market, Llano Park Sept. 23, 2017: Hoofing It, El Picacho & Teotitlán Sept. 30, 2017: Hoofing It, Dainzu to Tlacochahuaya Oct. 7, 2017: Hoofing It, Zegache to Tilcajete Oct. 14, 2017: Mercado de la Merced Oct. 21, 2017: San Felipe del Agua Oct. 28, 2017: The Textile Museum Nov. 4, 2017: Sunday Market, Tlacolula PortMoresby's first trip to Oaxaca can be found here . Others of...
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Back to Oaxaca: Friday Market, Llano Park

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds figs and goat cheese at a weekly market in the heart of her favorite Mexican city.
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Timanfaya National Park, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook visits the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park in Canary Islands, a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve.
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Airlines still busy with repatriation flights

PHeymont ·
With most regular flights grounded, some airlines are still busy retrieving their country's nationals from the far corners of the world.
 
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