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Re: Trains in Cuba

PHeymont ·
Great question...and possibly not an easy clear answer. Cuba's trains have generally been in poor shape in recent years as older equipment has run down and spares not available. However, according to Mark Smith (The Man in Seat 61), that's changing with the arrival of a fleet of new Chinese-built locomotives. On his site ( Seat61.com ) he has an extensive update of recent changes in schedules, routes and locations (that's important because Havana's main station is closed for a 3-year...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Dr.Y: yes, I have been in that tea house before, without a helmet ! You are a very brave man, Dr.Y! I hope the tea was good, at least.
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Re: Renting an apartment in Europe

PHeymont ·
John mentioned the Google street maps...really a very good way to check out a neighborhood, since it has more than just the maps! On top of the zoom scale on the map, you'll see a little orange man. Drag him onto a street on the map, and you'll see photos of the street. It takes a couple of moments to get used to maneuvering, but you can go up and down the streeet, turn and face the opposite direction, "walk" around corners, and zoom in and out. You can use the Windows snipping tool or other...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PHeymont ·
The AA-BA mashup is tricky, yes, but not as devious as it may seem. Between New York and Paris, for instance, AA has only two non-stops a day; BA has a half-dozen (or more, including Open Skies). And, BA has many seats LON-PAR, so availability is greater. A similar situation exists on this side of the ocean, where BA feeds many AA domestic flights. It's sometimes possible to get around better if you don't mind one stop...we've used AA to Madrid paired with Iberia to Paris (Iberia's charges...
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Re: Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

DrFumblefinger ·
People always laugh when I tell them this but the book that most inspired me to travel was Arthur C Clarke's "2001 a Space Odyssey". It made me want to see the universe -- or at least Clavius Base on the moon. It wasn't until later that I learned I'd have to settle for staying on the planet. Little did I know those journeys would one day lead me to the home and friendship of the man who wrote the book that so inspired me.
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

DrFumblefinger ·
I never trusted travel agents before the freedom of the internet gave us access to cost information, and I would need a great excuse to trust them now. Online travel purchasing gives us the freedom to have price information come directly to us, rather than to a middle man who may or may not have our best interests in mind. So flights I'll buy either through Expedia or from the airline directly (esp if they are having a "sale"). Rooms I almost get through booking.com, my favorite site because...
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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

GarryRF ·
You're a very wealthy man Rob. You have the freedom to go wherever you want. And you have friends who are always pleased to see you.
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

DrFumblefinger ·
I think for an easy to have at hand camera, it does the job, GarryRF. Love what's on your 1960's era television set. Looks like an episode of that long-running series, "If you want a thing done....ask a busy man!"
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Should a budget traveler "splurge" sometimes?

DrFumblefinger ·
I read an interesting post written by Rick Steves, discussing the importance of splurging a little even when you're on a tight travel budget.  Rick Steves is somewhat of a travel icon these days, and a very wealthy man who can spend as much or as...
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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Know 11 Interesting Facts About Amber Fort in Jaipur

Abhishek Mathur ·
Royal state of Rajasthan, the state of kings and kingdoms has its own charisma when it comes to the grandeur of rich and historical monuments. Filled with many amazing and wonderful cities, Rajasthan plays a vital role in Indian Tourism. One of the major cities in Rajasthan is Jaipur, the pink city of India. Boasting a plethora of amazing forts, palaces and havelis, Jaipur is coronating the crown of Rajasthan Tourism . One of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur is Amber Fort. Famous as...
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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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8 Tips To Actually Relax On Family Vacation And More

John Peter ·
Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer. You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again? You...
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What Are Best Things To Do In Brisbane?

Riverlife Brisbane ·
Brisbane is one of the most vibrant, modern, and sunny cities with unsurpassed beauty and sub-tropical climate. You can always discover some friendly locals who will gladly show you this pretty riverside city. There are so many fun things to do in Brisbane that will give you eternally memorable moments for a lifetime. Here are the things you can include in your list: 1. Abseil Down And Brisbane’s Story Bridge: Climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge is one of the most iconic wonders of this city.
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Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us think of man as "dominating and destroying the world", to the point where we forget how resilient nature is.  Came across this interesting photo essay from Telegraph Travel on places nature has come back.  Well worth a look, I...
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Outdoor pursuits to try in 2018

Christina Woodard ·
As Christmas becomes New Year and we start thinking about what the future holds we often become uncomfortably aware of the present. Of all those adventures we've been putting off and of the ticking of the clock that moves us relentlessly forwards. So make 2018 a year to remember by trying your hand at some new outdoor sports. Shake off that post Christmas lethargy and get yourself moving! Surfing Don't like getting muddy? (Surely you're kidding us!) Then why not choose 2018 as your family’s...
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Important 5 Places to Visit in Udaipur

RS Rajawat ·
If you've ever wished to feel how a lovely atmosphere would feel like, we suggest you land in Udaipur which is popularly known as the 'Venice of the East' and also 'The city of lakes'. Located in Rajasthan, Udaipur is a spectacular location and is full of rich heritage and history. It is also a mirror for how splendid the architectural grandeur were back in the time. Talk about the scenic landscapes! Here are five best places you must visit when on your tour and travel udaipur The City...
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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Paris Authentic

rbciao ·
This past August we decided to visit Paris for the first time after traveling in Europe for thirty-three years. However, the primary reason to see Paris had more to do with Delta Airlines than the city, itself. Delta offers direct flights from...
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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Passionate About Road Trips? Take One On A Motorbike This Time!

markwaugh538 ·
Road trips. The answer to all your troubles. Well metaphorically at least. A journey that has a destination and ends at the end of the day with you tired out of your mind isn’t really the one that you would remember for the rest of your life. But if one day you decide to just get your car and drive along the coast for a stretch of 200km for no reason, only because you felt like it, then that my friend is the day you will want to remember and put down in your journal for sure. It’s a...
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Best of Australia: Outdoor Activities to Do in Australian Summer

ArronHidd ·
When the western world is sitting quietly near its fireplace (or in the living room watching Netflix), the boiling-hot summer is booming Down Under. Filled with a ton of activities throughout the year, Australia outdoes even itself when the hot season arrives. Vast and beautiful, this continent has numerous outdoor activities to offer in the summer months, which is why we’ve come up with a quick guide for your holiday experience in the Outback and beyond! Adventures Australia is one of the...
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5 Top Destinations for Rainy Season in India

Bob Hanery ·
If there is any season that brings in romance and happiness in the air, then rainy season is one of them. If you love to holiday in this season, then India is a place to be. Lot of people from abroad, travel to India between June and August every year. This is because India is known and famous for the rainy season. Imagine, mountains in the view, your cottage well located with hot coffee in hand and rain outside – isn’t it a worthwhile view to watch? If you do not mind getting a little wet...
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Tips for female backpackers in India

Neeraj panchal ·
Traveling in India is one of the most fascinating and overwhelming experiences you can experience in Asia. Thanks to the many highlights, the delicious food, and the special culture, the country are high on the list of many travelers. It is a somewhat 'more difficult' country to travel through, you face more challenges than countries such as Thailand and Indonesia. Women in particular often skip India. With some good preparations, traveling here should not be a big problem. Therefore, view...
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Is It Illegal to Dump Grey Water on the Ground?

David James ·
If you’ve ever taken a family trip using the RV, or traveled on a sailboat, you’re probably somewhat familiar with what grey water is and understand that it should be deposited in a chemically safe manner. But for those of you who don’t know: simply put, grey water is water that has been used, whether in a bath, sink, washing machine, or a kitchen appliance. Besides being a bit gross, grey water poses a potential health hazard because it can eventually turn into black water, which is an...
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5 Must Visit Offbeat Place in Himachal Pradesh for Honeymoon

harry martina ·
Your understanding of mountain stations in Himachal Pradesh is limited to just Shimla and Manali and trust, almost everyone has been around, perhaps you too, earlier on your previous decades! But this your honeymoon, we all know you have planned many matters for your honeymoon visit to Himachal Pradesh , also we'd love to add a spice of some of those offbeat areas in Himachal Pradesh to get a honeymoon that's not on the tourist radar and therefore are still unexplored. So, are you prepared...
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Top Five Reasons to Visit the Madikwe Game Reserve for a Safari Holiday

pratikg ·
Madikwe Game Reserve – is special for many reasons, Besides being the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa, it's also one of the most breathtaking national parks in the country. This stunning national park is located strategically between Johannesburg and Gaborone, almost like a hidden gem. And it is somewhat less crowded, as it lies strategically in the North West Province of South Africa, bordered with Botswana and spread across 75,000 hectares of wilderness. It is the ultimate...
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The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Everyone is wondering when the legend of Dracula came in the public attention for the first time and if this legend has something to do with Vlad the Impaler- the prince of Wallachia. Well the legend starts when this man Vlad the Impaler was chosen by the well-known writer Bram Stoker to be the leading hero for his book published in 1897. Since then, Dracula and Transylvania, the land where the mysterious castle full of ghosts and vampires is located, became the subject of many movies, over...
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London: Photographers' Gallery, the Americans.

PortMoresby ·
Until March 30th, the Photographers' Gallery is showing the work of 3 Americans:     David Lynch "I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and...
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4 Amazing Rewards of Performing Umrah That Every Muslim Needs to Know

Ayan Asad ·
Umrah is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). This is a particular act of worship that now millions of Muslims do throughout the year. Rewards of Umrah are endless! Subhan Allah! Perform Umrah with intensity, love, desire and gratitude. Umrah is a spiritual journey to the house of Allah and in return there are rewards for the travelers. The journey will be one of the most beloved journeys of your life. This is guaranteed. It is such a blessed journey...
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How an Eco Entrepreneur Finds Success With a Swamp Tour

Jacob William ·
In remote areas of New Orleans Kayak, you can find a serene desert, often spared by man. Let's be honest, that's what everyone wants to see. A number of different groups will take you deep into these remote areas of Louisiana and guide you through the swamps, bringing you closer to wildlife. Along the way, you will hear the stories of the swamps; learn about their stories and their mysteries. The best guides will tell you about the pirates who once visited these swamps and the big foot...
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Early Riser - The Perfect Sunrise Guide in Jaipur

Anjali Dixit ·
India is a land of early risers. No matter which part of the country you visit you will find incredible beauty in the morning experiences. From the melodious temple suprabhatam and household rangolis of the southern states to a dip in the Ganges in Hardwar and Rishikesh; from the bustling fish markets of Konkan coast to the languidly awakening markets in central India; from the floral market on the Dal Lake to the sounding of the sacred azaan in western UP; from the start of agricultural...
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Most Unique Pools Around The World

Joanne ·
Every child knows exactly how special it is to jump into a pool and suddenly become weightless, with all the cares of the world being washed away. Of course, as people get older, their tastes tend to get more sophisticated. Here is a list of amazing and interesting pools that would excite even the most astute connoisseur. Magical Gold Energy Pool Image credit: starwoodhotels.com Okay, so it may not technically have magical properties, but guests at the St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet will...
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The Kindness of Strangers

FlashFlyer ·
Lots of unexpected things can happen when you're traveling, but the thing you nearly always can expect is good and helpful people. We've experienced that a lit in years of travel, but today was a special example. We were switching from one city to another, and not only had luggage with us but a wheelchair. We were waiting outside the apartment where we had been staying, and our taxi had not come. We asked a young couple who were leaving with their van if they could call the taxi company for...
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

Pratima ·
An incredible country offering magical travel experiences to travelers from all over the world, India is unique. It is the same for its customs and traditions. India's rich cultural heritage is famous around the world and has fascinated many poets, writers and other personalities. The writer-traveler Mark Twain told us: " India is the cradle of humanity, the birthplace of the word, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends and the great-great -mother traditions. The country has a...
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What To See In Jodhpur And Its Surroundings?

Alina Jack ·
The arrival to Jodhpur during a trip to Rajasthan is always spectacular. The Mehrangarh fort is very majestic and imposing, seems to watch over the city since always. At the base of this architectural masterpiece comes the old city repainted in an intense blue color, that of the Brahman caste. The heart of the old town is a chaotic labyrinth of medieval streets where it is good to get lost. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan, will dazzle you. Read here about what to see in...
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9 Delicious Foods Named After Places Around the Globe

Joanne ·
Some of the delicious dishes we love are named after cities and countries in different parts of the world. French toast, California roll, English muffins and Yorkshire pudding are just some notable examples. While these toponyms or 'place names' are usually associated with the origin of the dish, in some cases, they don't reveal the true origin of the food. Read on to discover the origin of some mouth-watering dishes named after famous places. 1 Worcestershire Sauce Worcestershire sauce was...
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10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit at Qatar

Jacob William ·
Qatar has a rich culmination 0f beauty, wealth & culture. Travellers across the globe get immensely attracted to this place of rich heritage & modern infrastructure & visit this annually. We assure if you are planning your next visit to Qatar, you won't be bored. This place is having such a long list of attraction that any visitor will surely feel the dilemma of picking places to visit. We have filtered down & formed this possibly ultimate list of most beautiful places in...
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

GarryRF ·
On a BA flight from London to San Francisco I got bumped to first class. The flight assistant gave me a menu to choose my dinner. "The smoked salmon looks tempting - but didn't we just have that on sandwiches from the buffet ?" "I'm awfully sorry sir" he replied " If you complain to the senior flight attendant he will get you a refund on part of your ticket price" "If I complained young man - I would get thrown back in cattle class" I did ask him to refill my Champagne glass without asking...
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Re: Some of the best small town festivals in America

TravelGirlJenn ·
I'm sort of surprised that the Gilroy Garlic Festival wasn't listed: http://gilroygarlicfestival.com/ Free garlic ice cream! Worth an honorable mention at least. It has been nearly 15 years since I've been, but maybe this summer I will head down there for a day.
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Re: Some of the best small town festivals in America

DrFumblefinger ·
Not everyone loves garlic, but I do. The smell of driving through Gilroy when the garlic is ripe is like walking into the kitchen of a fine Italian restaurant. Lovely! But I'm not a fan of odd=flavored ice cream. The festival is fun -- went many many years ago.
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