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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

DrFumblefinger ·
I only visited Catalina once in the ~25 years I lived in Southern California, but I remember it being exactly as you describe it -- a quieter place that's well away from the glam, glitz and adrenaline-paced speed of the mainland. We also did an island tour and enjoyed that. Mr. Wrigley introduced a herd of bison on to the island which are still very popular.
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Re: Iran: Friendliness, Culture, Modernity - So Far Away From The Clichés!

Grand Escapades ·
Hello Dr. Fumblefinger, Thank you for your Feedback! To answer your questions: 1) The infrastructure is good to very good, and it is extremely easy to travel within Iran: there are lots of buses and excellent trains, there is a wide range of hotels, from simple guesthouses to world-class 5 stars hotels, restaurants going from street food stalls to fine dining, ... I have read that with the very fast development of tourism, the high-end category of hotels is the one that might get overbooked...
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great tour of a great city. That cathedral is fabulous and the color of the stone used in construction is perfect for a church. Thanks, Tom!
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

GarryRF ·
Certainly different to anywhere I've been before. I was looking for somewhere a bit cooler when visiting Puerto Vallarta last summer. This would have been perfect. Nice tour - great photos !
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Re: The Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the tour Dr Fumblefinger The mint is a very interesting place to visit and well worth the stop if you are in the area.
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Re: Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

Samantha ·
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and info. My husband and I love to tour the capitols here in the States and would love to see this capitol, especially Golden Boy. Surprised he even made it there, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

GarryRF ·
Thank you - again - for a wonderful tour of the origins of modern music. Looks like Ottoman saved the day. So much history to absorb in one visit. Those bygone days when music and its makers made headlines. Nice, well presented series DrF !
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

Jonathan L ·
I have a question, was there zither music at the end of this tour?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

PHeymont ·
See today’s reveal for the explanation of the candle—it was our only light for a long stretch of the sewer tour!
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
That was an amazing tour of gastronomic delights Paul. It takes some courage to indulge in something we don't recognise. But on a tour designed for tourists you know you'll be safe. So now you've acquired a taste for fish lets hope you continue indulging. You must have tried the Baklava ? Makes searching out a Turkish bakery worthwhile. And all that variety in winter too. My friends are in Turkey today and they're still waiting for spring to arrive !
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Re: Liverpool and Manchester

GarryRF ·
Trains run every hour between the two Cities Paul. You need to add Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King. We have two.The Anglican one was the worlds largest - but I think St Johns in NY had to beat it. Speke Hall. Chester. Here's a list to peruse at your leisure. Meanwhile I'll put a reserved in my diary. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/A...seyside_England.html Liverpool Cathedral 360' tour: http://www.liverpoolcathedral360.com/tour/ Liverpool World Museum
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Re: Around the World in 80 Airbnbs

PortMoresby ·
On the Airbnb link I cited, alongside the price ($5000) is a button, "coming soon" which seems to indicate that they aren't yet officially selling the trip, or maybe they sold the 6 places for the 3 dates listed and more will be "coming soon"? Who knows. Having already gone around the world twice, once for 6 months & again the opposite direction for 4, I'm not interested in a package tour, especially one that offers an if-this-is-Tuesday-it-must-be-Bhutan sort of experience as it...
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Re: An African safari is a fun family affair!

Professorabe ·
I wouldn't try the 'hand feeding elephants' bit - you might not survive the experience. I am serious!
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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Re: Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Travel Rob ·
Thank you! What a great food tour!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the tour I should have taken on my one trip to the Hill Country...although with only one day, it seems I would have needed another trip anyway, and that Kent Black barbecue plate is calling my name right now...
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Re: London: a Few of My Favorite Things

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing quite like Chinese dumplings, a fine house tour, and the smell of English books to round out a gooooood travel day!
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Re: Visiting Erupting Mount Etna

rbciao ·
We were there in 2014 and it was one of the most interesting days to walk around this area. We had no idea the volcano had so many side vents. We did not purchase the guided tour on the big tire vehicle, but were very impressed, nonetheless. We stayed in Taormina for a week and took day trips to various locations in the eastern part of the island. One place we spent an afternoon was a mountain to town with my last name. It was very cool. This place does not see many travelers and everywhere...
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Re: Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PortMoresby ·
A sad story, but not unusual. People get attached to ships, maybe why they're called "she" instead of "it". My son was in the Navy, on the magnificent aircraft carrier USS Ranger, CV61, one of several of that name, the first in 1777, commanded by John Paul Jones. The end of his tour was also Ranger's last, after a voyage to the Persian Gulf for a goodbye battle. Retired just afterward (1993) and stored in Bremerton, WA, I read yesterday that as I write this, Ranger is sailing under tow...
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Re: Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

PHeymont ·
I'm not likely to get there, but I appreciate the sight, and the realization that there is so much "world" out there that is different from mine. You've made a great tour all around!
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Food

PortMoresby ·
I think it was definitely the right place for me, Rob. And not entirely because it was so inexpensive but, in addition, it was inexpensive. Including abandoning my prepaid lodging and paying for another for 2 weeks in a modest nice hotel, the private mezcal tour and all other expenses, I spent about $1000 for the 3 weeks, not including airfare. That was $340 on Aeromexico. I think a return visit may be in my future. The 1 thing I'd change next time is I'd find an apartment instead of a room.
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Re: Ringo Starr's boyhood home in Liverpool sells for £70,000

Travel Rob ·
It still is surprising to me that one of the world-wide Beatle collectors didn't pay more for it. I'm sure whoever bought it will be richly rewarded in the years to come. My guess is the Housing association didn't publicize the sale like they could of. As for Liverpool, It's one of the great cities in Europe, so I hope Ringo goes back now that he's older and wiser. Maybe he needs a GarryRF tour of the city?
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

arion ·
Thank you, thank you, for this, Dr. F. This is an excellent time (November 11, Remembrance Day tomorrow) to be reminded of the D-Day assault. We were in Normandy in 1994, when they were marking the 50th anniversary of D Day, and one night we were having dinner in a restaurant and struck up a conversation with a young couple. They were a bit rough looking, a couple of Brits who were starting on a tour of France on their motorcycle but they had stopped off in Normandy at the beaches to "pay...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
Thanks so much! We're also the wanderers, but in a new city we sometimes find a walking tour is useful either for orientation upfront, or to clear up questions about things we've noticed. The wine and tapas tour is semi on the radar more for the opportunity to meet new people than to have a drink and a snack. Picking those things carefully, we've been able to have time with other travelers from other countries (not always English-speaking). I'm looking forward to our trip...your pictures are...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

JohnT ·
Hi Pheymont Try this: Naturanda.com The gentleman's name is David Guillen Garrido. We took a tour of Italica with he and a lovely young lady today. It turned out to be a private tour and we were very impressed. They will do other tours as well. I think we will try them for Triana and are trying to organize something for Baelo Claudia as well.
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Re: Tips on Traveling with Parents

artsnletters ·
I traveled with my mom when she was around that age, and in much the same way - I was the tour guide and she was along for the ride. I did all the work - ALL of it - and she paid for both of us, so I considered it an excellent deal. She did have some ideas where to go - "I haven't seen Italy, Austria, or Switzerland." But we also went to Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris (she had been to Paris before but wanted to get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower). I got to pick where to take her...
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Re: Name Your Favorite Restaurants for Atmosphere, Past or Present

MelanieUp ·
Aalto at Hotel La Tour for their classic food and atmosphere
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

PortMoresby ·
Many times the fact that people feel the need to "visit places before they're gone" is the very reason they'll be gone or at least diminished to such an extent that they are vestiges of what made them great to begin with. This is particularly true of such naturally wonderful sites as you mention in your post above. Mt. Everest is a particularly glaring example of a wilderness reduced to a freeway of tourists with their ever-increasing demands on the environment forming lines to have their...
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Re: Lisbon: Cheap, but Steep!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the interesting tour of Lisbon, PHeymont. You've moved it up my radar list. Given say, a two week vacation in Portugal, how much time do you think should be spent in Lisbon? Or maybe I should put this up in the forums? LOL
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 11, 2013: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery Lobby

Former Member ·
Talk about your Do Over ! What a great lobby. We will definitely try to take a tour of the rookery when we are in the area.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
The National Corvette Museum and the nearby GM assembly plant are located in Bowling Green, Ky. and both venues are really worth a visit. The museum is just off of I-65 at exit 28, so it is easy to find. Plus, there are signs on the interstate in both directions making it well marked. We saw the signs when we were southbound on our way to Louisiana and decided to stop on our way home. We figured an hour in each location and we spent over two hours in each. We could have spent many, many...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

GarryRF ·
IslandMan. Those limestone megalithic stones in Malta got me. I heard a passing tour guide telling folks "Where that man is standing is a fertility temple" Whoooa ! Too late .. first kid 9 months later - to the day !
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: IslandMan. Those limestone megalithic stones in Malta got me. I heard a passing tour guide telling folks "Where that man is standing is a fertility temple" Whoooa ! Too late .. first kid 9 months later - to the day ! GarryRF. Any megalithic stone that can make a man carry and deliver a child for 9 months has earned my respect -- and a place in medical history!
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

GarryRF ·
I always thought that when rockets were fired from the launch pad, there were clouds of smoke to accompany it. I learned, on the tour, that a few seconds before launch a million gallons of water were released onto the launch pad to stop the heat of the rockets from melting the concrete base. So it was just creating some steam !
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Re: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Former Member ·
To me, those animal seem otherworldly. They are not so much similar to domestic dogs as of a world of their own. They appear to be very tough. Here's to hoping that they continue to rock our world.
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Re: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Like wolves and coyotes, they need to be tough to survive. But when you watch them, they really seem much like domesticated dogs.
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, it was the iconic landscape that attracted me to the area. The tulou in Fujian were the impetus for the trip and when I realized that the area I'd admired for so long, originally in scroll paintings, was relatively close to Xiamen and between there and another intended destination, the cross-border overnight train from Nanning to Hanoi, it was on. As you've likely surmised, my trips tend to be longer than the average tour-traveling visitor and my curiosity such that packages are...
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