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Re: Loiza - Afro-Puertorican Culture

Jonathan L ·
Calle Loiza runs from Santurce to Isla Verde which is technically part of the township of Carolina. It currently ends at the border with Carolina, in a neighborhood called Punta Las Maria. I will do some research to see if i can find it's history, whether it actually went to Loiza, or is just named after the town.
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
The letters are triaged by elves, and the ones by naughty kids don't make his reading list. But all the good kid letters do!
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
Um, well, do the elves read TravelGumbo ? I meant to be good, I really did..
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
Of COURSE the elves read TravelGumbo! What intelligent being doesn't???
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
Walking the "Walls" that enclose the City - maybe 3 miles around - is a local ritual ! At frequent intervals there are Pubs to stop at. The idea being that you stop at each one , have a drink and proceed to the next. Its only the hardened drinkers who complete the circuit. A friend from Anna Maria Island, Florida sent his daughter to stay with us for a while. Same age as my daughter and they got along like a house on fire ! So when we arrived in Chester I told her our day was walking around...
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Anna Maria I was amazed that the Pelicans would sit next to you on the pier by Allemande Villas. Like a pet dog. They would try and steal your bait as you were fishing. But like a good dog they responded to a "Hey you!" and sat watching you. When I caught my first fish I pulled and fought with the monster! As I lifted my prize from the water my new Pelican friend flexed his wings. He glided off the Pier and with great precision removed my catch from the hook! He passed...
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
I like it ! Simple and straightforward picture. Does Santa still read letters or are all of the elves taking requests via email now ?
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Re: Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Travel Luver ·
A rather unusual building -- nicely captured!
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this! It's so easy to forget how many ancestors 'our' traditions have, and how very linked we all are!
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

GarryRF ·
That's very true Paul. I remember traditions from my childhood that have vanished years ago. I visit Sydney, Australia and find the same traditions are alive and well.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely piece of Americana, and a reminder of why I so loved Christmas as a child (and still as an adult!). Thanks, Marilyn!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

GarryRF ·
A piece of the magic we all like to believe in. Lovely photos. Happy Christmas !
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Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2014

Mac ·
Hi Dr. F. - No limit to the numbers who can attend and very few other restrictions (e.g. no bottles, drugs etc) for the 2 Solstices each year. This year was attended by a massive 37,000 people doubtless due to the excellent weather (the best in the past 8 years). Maria went 2 years ago whilst I was travelling and it poured with rain.... Not good. However, these are now the only times that you can touch the stones since they are normally roped off. The sights this year were just great. A real...
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Re: Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Chile (Where Gumbo Was #166)

GarryRF ·
Thanks Jonathan ! Took me hours of walking up and down the streets of Santiago to find this location. Well.... Google walking.... Congratulations to you for an excellent series of photos.
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Re: LA rail extension great for beachgoers

Travel Rob ·
This will really help on time. As a kid, I took the bus from Santa Monica to Downtown LA a lot and it took forever but it was to be one of the most interesting rides anywhere. It goes through such diverse neighborhoods it almost doesn't seem real.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Dan Carter ·
They sure have an interesting mix for travel in Cuba...I loved the pictures of the old cars in your other post! In New York I saw bicycle taxis, too, but they were smaller and just for tours, not really for getting around.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Santa Clara has motorized Taxi's if you want to travel some distance !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
... and of course - The One Horse Power SUV !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating snapshot of life in Cuba, GarryRF! I am heartened by the spirit of the people, and their pragmatic innovations given the oppressive world in which they live.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Me too DrFumblefinger ! The Oxen pulling ploughs I've seen in Lancaster PA. but if you need a vase for Flowers (Birthdays) you get the bottom half of a 2 litre plastic Coke Bottle with wrapping paper around it. Looks quite good really ! But the bit that hurts is seeing folks suffer from curable things - like thyroid problems - that we take for granted now as being treatable. Homeopathy and Voodoo prevail... really !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the link T&N. Bill Gates funds the School of Tropical Medicine here in Liverpool in its search for better treatment and a cure for Malaria. But tales of Save the Planet are all Hogwash. People who live in cool climates - like me - cant wait for the climate to warm up. When the Vikings discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they described it as a "Green and pleasant land with pastures and animals" - and now its just a frozen waste again ! Turn up the CO2 !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Former Member ·
It would be fun to race a bunch of these three wheelers. They look like they would corner and take jumps well.
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Re: Finding Reiner 4: Who Was He?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for another moving piece. Those illustrations by Maria Lebedeva are museum quality!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

Marilyn Jones ·
Santa's Wonderland in College Station, Texas, has evolved over the past 17 years into the largest Christmas light display in the entire state. In addition to the spectacular light show is Santa's Town featuring gift shops, restaurants, hourly...
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And life was never the same again: How Barcelona stole my heart

thepoormadonna ·
Can you recall a moment from your travels that has really shaken your soul? A moment that has changed you forever?   Well, here's mine.   As I sat watching that sun set over Barcelona from the incredibly beautiful Parc Güell earlier...
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You think your lost bag was late!

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been fortunate in my travels, with few lost bags over the years.  Only ever had one bag significantly delayed, but it did get to me just in time to go canoeing on the Yukon River -- a story for another day.   Maria Dellios of Tucson had...
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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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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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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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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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Barcelona: Sometimes TOO many tourists at market

PHeymont ·
Barcelona, which continues to be one of the hottest European cities for visitors, has locals who sometimes feel a little crowded out...especially at their favorite food market, La Bouqueria. The result: during the Friday and Saturday shopping rush...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2015: Flying over the Nazca Lines, Peru

Grand Escapades ·
    Flying in a tiny Cessna across the Nazca Lines is why people from all over the world come to this small city in the desert. The lines only were discovered once commercial airplanes started flying over the area in the 1930s.    ...
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Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some beautiful images and the history of the beautiful modern opera house in Santa Cruz.
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Seville Cathedral, Spain (Where Gumbo was, #237)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Gothic Cathedral in Seville, Spain. Built on the site of a mosque, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well worth a visit when in Andalusia.
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November 15, 2017: Liechtenstein Castle, Lower Austria

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares images of a lovely castle built in the 12th century by the Liechtenstein (yes, the ones with the tiny country named after them).
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July 8, 2017: Ship of Fools, Nürnberg

PHeymont ·
A statue in Nürnberg, based on an Albrecht Dürer woodcut, is a metaphor for a threatened world.
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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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Securing the History of Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
The Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawing Society is hard at work to preserve San Juan's UNESCO-listed architectural heritage. Jonathan L visited and interviewed its founder.
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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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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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Florence invites vandals to go hi-tech

PHeymont ·
Tablets allow graffiti artists to leave their mark without leaving a mess for the clean-up crew.
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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Santa Fe Photography Workshop

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography course this summer. Here are some of the photos he took for the course projects.
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Bled Island, Slovenia (Where Gumbo Was #364)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the only island in Slovenia, Bled Island, situated in a fairy-tale like setting in Slovenia.
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Guanacaste: Old cities, traditional pottery, great food

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour away from the resort in Tamarindo and on an exploration of the nearby towns where Costa Ricans live.
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Top chef turns restos into community kitchens

PHeymont ·
Jose Andrés, already known for his relief feeding efforts, has closed his DC-area restaurants for regular business and is opening them for emergency meals.
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
 
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