Tagged With "French and Indian War"

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Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us back to the French and Indian War on a visit to Lake George
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Re: An Englishwoman's Home in France

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great place to live! Definitely more my style than a huge city.
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An Englishwoman's Home in France

PortMoresby ·
After time spent in the busy city, PortMoresby finds refuge at a friend's beautiful home in the French countryside.
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Parlez-vous Minneapolis? State seeks French tourists

PHeymont ·
Taking advantage of more direct France-Minneapolis flights, the state is launching a new website and other measures to lure French tourists. DETAILS
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Aug. 13, 2016: At the French Market, New Orleans

PHeymont ·
A small fountain celebrates New Orleans' musical heritage at the historic riverfront market.
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Dial "The French Number" to ask a "Random French"

PHeymont ·
France sets up a number you can call and ask a French volunteer anything you need to know about France.
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A Day of Decadence in Paris

Charlotte Isabel ·
I don't like food. I don't even love food. A huge part of my motivation to travel abroad is finding amazing places to eat and tasting delectable new dishes. Cuisine is both an authentic and intimate way of experiencing local culture, so seeing what's on offer food wise is always number one on my to-do list.
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

TravelingCanuck ·
What a great posting. Some delightful dining experiences for sure. My wife and I are heading to Paris in November and certainly plan to have dinner at Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole. Thanks so much.
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

PHeymont ·
I don't just like this blog. I don't just love this blog. I just want to be in Paris with this blog (and my next visit is 18 months away). Thanks so much!
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

Travel Rob ·
Your blog and photos certainly captured the magic of eating in Paris!
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to France I visited a small supermarket. I bought a selection of economically priced wines. They all tasted the same - cheap. I was advised by other tourists to look for the laundry basket instore. It contained re-cycled bottles with no label. Just the description on a card attached to the basket. And even cheaper than the junk I'd already bought. It's what you see the locals choosing. 1 red and 1 white basket full of scratched bottles with a new cork . Beautiful wine and...
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

PHeymont ·
L'Alimentarie is definitely on my list for next trip. I'm no vegetarian, but I love well-prepared vegetables...and those white beans, well...
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Re: A Day of Decadence in Paris

PHeymont ·
Garry, your wine story reminded me of a family experience with French 'vin de table.' My father was stationed in Heidelberg in the late 1950s, and the British, French and U.S. forces gave each other reciprocal privileges in their stores. The main reason for our occasional trip to Baden-Baden, which was the French headquarters, was to refill jugs with inexpensive and quite pleasant French wine. It was, indeed, as cheap as milk! (Although I never thought of using it on cornflakes...). I note...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Korea-France Bilateral Cultural Exchange Kicked Off

Travel Rob ·
          Korean Traditional Dress: Photo by KingTikiTaki   The 2015-2016 Korea-France Bilateral Exchange was kicked off Sept 18th to commemorate the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties...
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France continues making it faster for Chinese tourists to get visas.

Travel Rob ·
See what France is doing to attract more Chinese Tourists
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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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Louder ·
Cornish Pasty! Meat & vegetables encased in pastry with a crimped crust - more info
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Re: 9 Delicious Foods Named After Places Around the Globe

GarryRF ·
I have often asked for Worcestershire Sauce in American Restaurants - same as I do at home in England. But have always been refused. Years later when dining with my American family I discovered that it was not called Worcester Sauce - but received its full title. It surprised me as Americans have a penchant for shortening the names of produce. I often ask for a Bud and a Big Mac on my travels. But I cant in America ! (English pronunciation for Worcestershire Sauce is Wuster Sauce)
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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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Re: November 5, 2016: Hatiheu, Nuku Hive, Iles Marquises

seesaw ·
Great post! I love this photo - it really transports me to another place. And the idea of traveling through this area on a cargo ship sounds fascinating. Trip of a life time, indeed.
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Re: January 31, 2017: Ye Olde Chip Truck, Kenora, Ontario

GarryRF ·
It's great to see real chips and vinegar making a comeback ! I often get folks in the US teasing me over the way we used to say Ye old shop. Just to put the record straight - and I'm sorry to disappoint so many - we never did. When the Guttenberg Printing Press arrived in England from Germany in 1440 there was no Greek letter "THETA" pronounced "th", so the nearest Look-alike letter was a Gothic "Y". So that soon replaced Theta in the printed word. But always pronounced The.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, New Orleans

DrFumblefinger ·
Reminds a little of a Corvette, but it's been very modified that it's hard to be sure.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

IslandMan ·
    We had a day to spare on a recent trip to Marseilles . The B'n' B we were staying at recommended a visit to Cassis (French pronunciation:kasi). We took a local train there, about 40 minutes journey from Marseilles. The town is situated...
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Horses and French wine: a perfect pairing?

PHeymont ·
A growing number of French vintners are turning to horses instead of tractors to till their vineyards...and it's not just for looks!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

IslandMan ·
    A visit to Paris is not complete without spending a few hours wandering around the historic district of Montmarte . Originally a haven for artists and bohemians alike, the area is now more geared for tourists. Located in the north of...
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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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Trouble on the tracks: French rail strike ahead

PHeymont ·
Four French rail unions, acting together for once, have called a 37-hour strike for next week over pay, staffing and working conditions.
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A France without bistros? C'est possible!

PHeymont ·
The traditional French bistro, or cafe-bar-restaurant, might be an endangered species. The numbers have been dropping since the 1960s.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jul 21, 2015: French Patisserie, Cassis

IslandMan ·
    It's no secret that I like my food and am always looking for that something special to tantalise my taste buds, and what better way than to enter into a French patisserie and sample their delights.   I spotted this attractive...
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Paris bridges language gap with new app

PHeymont ·
Paris is consistently the world's most-visited city, and while it's fairly easy for English-speakers to get what they need, it's harder for speakers of many other languages. Paris has just rolled out a new app called "Yes, I speak touriste?" to help...
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France: 3 more cities to keep late shop hours

PHeymont ·
The French government adds more locations to its list of International Tourist Zones, where stores can stay open to midnight and sell on Sundays.
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Spotted on the Road, New Orleans

PHeymont ·
Spotted at a stop sign in the French Quarter of New Orleans...can you add more detail on its ID?
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Eurostar expands routes for winter skiing

PHeymont ·
If cruisers are dreaming of Caribbean warmth for the coming winter (see item above), skiiers are already thinking of freshly-packed powder and warm drinks after...so now, in the heat of summer, we are seeing the winter services being announced.  ...
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Tasty lunch sets the table for climate conference

PHeymont ·
The world climate conference (COP21) opens today in Paris with 150 heads of state and government meeting to try for a world agreement on environmental issues. The outcome is still doubtful, but lunch will not be a problem.   A team of French...
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November 5, 2016: Hatiheu, Nuku Hive, Iles Marquises

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares memories and a memorable image of a trip through the Marquises of French Polynesia. Ron calls it "a trip of a lifetime!"
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January 31, 2017: Ye Olde Chip Truck, Kenora, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
A popular place for locals and tourists to gather in the Lake of the Woods town of Kenora is Ye Olde Chip Truck. DrFumblefinger explains why.
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Easter Holidays Ideas: Uncover French Riviera with a Luxury Yacht Charter

Pratima ·
One of the best ideas to spend the Easter holidays that is a time of joy is to spend it visualizing the natural beauty of French Riviera in your own charter luxury yacht. Having a yacht to oneself is a dream for most of the people. It is not necessary that you buy one in order to have it for yourself during a vacation. There are charter yachts that are available to people who can pay and use these wonderful yachts for a specified period of time. They can have a great weekend or a prolonged...
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Re: French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
This story struck me as odd because I don't think these high profile embassies would make very good neighbors and I thought they would be the last to complain.
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Re: French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
The French slow to complain?? Can't say I've heard that recently. But I don't see how this car museum is a threat to French security. Certainly they must have constructed a secure facility.
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Re: French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
Update: The French lost their bid to block Mr. Hunt's basement. http://www.halsteadgazette.co....basement_completion/
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Re: A France without bistros? C'est possible!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised the influx of Starbucks and McDonalds weren't blamed for this.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

PHeymont ·
You make me wish I were there again...thanks! By the way, how did you do the camera vignette effect?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo, Islandman!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photo; very interesting narrative!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

IslandMan ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: You make me wish I were there again...thanks! By the way, how did you do the camera vignette effect? Hello PH, yes, I wish I was there again too. Sitting at a cafe, sipping my coffee and trying to look Bohemian! I did the vignette in Google Picasa (free download and easy to use with many different effects to choose from)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

PortMoresby ·
IslandMan, would you consider adding the un-vignetted version? It may not be as artistic but it would be interesting to see, to compare and to see details currently obscured.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

IslandMan ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: IslandMan, would you consider adding the un-vignetted version? It may not be as artistic but it would be interesting to see, to compare and to see details currently obscured. Hello PortMoresby, I chose the vignette effect to focus on the chanteuse and to mask the other distractions around her. I think it adds a sense of surrealism and mystique that I believe is in keeping with the essence of Montmarte. I don't like "messy" pictures and I thought the original...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

PortMoresby ·
I'd dearly love to see her "messy" cart. But, yes IM, your vision takes precedence, certainly.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

GarryRF ·
Just like the Cornish Riviera - with French rural architecture. Once you have a taste for living by the sea - its hard to be drawn away.
 
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