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Re: Heads Up for Travelers: Iceland's Volcanoes May Disrupt Travel Again

PortMoresby ·
There can be an up side to travel during an eruption. My plans proceeded during the 2010 eruption and the first result was a southern route to Rome and a spectacular view of the Pyrenees, flying parallel to them. I learned how big those mountains are, had had no idea. After arrival in Rome I immediately booked sleeper compartment tickets from Budapest to London (already had Rome-Budapest), to replace the flight I'd booked. As it transpired, the flight ban was over by the time I got on the...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#43)

FlashFlyer ·
Could it be inside the Pálmaház in the Budapest botanical garden?
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Re: Euro court extends passenger compensation

Professorabe ·
A long needed clarification of the law. Three cheers for the ECJ! One thing still puzzles me though: Prague to Budapest via Abu Dhabi???
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Re: Euro court extends passenger compensation

Paul Heymont ·
Embarrassing error! That flight was to Bangkok, not Budapest!
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

TravelingCanuck ·
Such an awesome post. For me one of the my favorite parts of travel is imagining the people who lived in the past and think of them in their daily lives. How much do we have in common with them and how much are our lives different then theirs were. Thanks for a great look at the history of Budapest.
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Travel Rob ·
Great post and your photos are wonderful! Budapest is a great city and you've really captured the magic!
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Hi Dr Fumblefinger, I hope all is well - any trips planned? I have started a new blog focusing on train travel overseas. This is mainly about my 200+ overseas journeys but also will feature other train related topical posts. I would like to pen an article for Travel Gumbo and thought about doing it on one of my Eastern European tours such as Budapest - Bucharest - Chisinau - Odessa - Sevastopol - Lviv - Kiev or Zagreb - Split - Sarajevo - Belgrade - Sofia - Veliko Tărnovo. What do you think?
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

Paul Heymont ·
Similar to WorkerBee's experience, I've done these bookings using the Multi-City function, which allows you to specify a date for each segment. It didn't require assistance. Actually I've never had to pay a fee for help when booking something that could not be done on line, but who knows these days. I've done these stopover trips a number of times (NY-Budapest/open jaw/Prague-London w/stopover and then back to NY, etc.) The AAdvantage desk agents, by the way, are some of their best and can...
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

Former Member ·
Thanks for the great pics! I've only ever seen Bratislava from the river while on a Budapest to Vienna ferry...but now you've put it on the menu for our next time in Vienna. Worth noting: since Ryanair flights to "Vienna" actually land at Bratislava, it's a good opportunity for budget flyers to pay a visit before or after their time in Vienna.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#61)

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Ok with that hint I'm going with one of my initial thoughts....Cafe Sacher in Vienna? My other guess would be Cafe Gerbaud in Budapest, window frames look identical however I don't remember the lower balcony but lighting sconces look similar.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#61)

Paul Heymont ·
MAD Travel Diaries is right on the spot...in Budapest. Tune in tomorrow for more about this fabled confectioner and baker, and then on Saturday for Puzzle #62 Congratulations!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#48)

Lynn Millar ·
Hmmm. Genghis Khan. I thought the headgear spoke Spain or Portugal. (My first thought was South America - but Europe clue threw that out.) Sign(?) on pillar looks odd. How about Hungary - Hero's Square in Budapest. Not sure which hero or why.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#48)

Paul Heymont ·
Once this started going, it went fast! It is, indeed, Heroes' Square in Budapest, and tomorrow morning you'll know all about which heroes—but I will say that it is not Genghis Khan, nor the 1956 rebels... Congratulations to Lynn for the answer, and to MAD Travel Diaries who obviously knew it, too, from her reference to the station on Budapest's 1896 Metro Line 1.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#48)

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Yes I was saving my answer for later, only knew it as I just visited Budapest! PH one historical record I read called them freedom fighters, it just stuck. Good going Lynn!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Changing Trains in La Serenissima

PortMoresby ·
  My English friend and I left the beautiful apartment on the Anfiteatro in Lucca , she home to Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and I toward Budapest and my old friends with a guesthouse near the famous synagogue.  I was treating myself to...
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Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

Paul Heymont ·
Beautiful letters and beautiful things...This is another shoebox selection, focusing on well-made signs and well-wrought details that just don't really fit somewhere else. You know the kind, I suspect...you've got these lovely pictures of London...but...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

Paul Heymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

Paul Heymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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Paris, Berlin top Europe tram-driving competition.

Paul Heymont ·
An unusual competition pits transit operators from different European cities against each other in an annual competition.
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Apr. 12, 2017: Sights Around Edinburgh, Scotland

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some sights from a short trip to Scotland.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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Manholes: More Art Beneath Your Feet

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont's fascination with 'civic pride' manhole covers and the art and history they portray keep him looking down as he travels...
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AA adds to its Europe network

Paul Heymont ·
American adds seasonal flights to Budapest and Prague and beefs up service to Venice for next year.
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Oct. 31, 2017: Great Market Hall, Budapest

Marilyn Jones ·
Visit Budapest's huge and historic food market with Marilyn Jones
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How to spend your Vacation in Hungary?

Marek H (Guest) ·
There's a lot of interesting things to see and experience during a visit to Hungary. Marek offers some suggestions (sponsored content)
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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December 25, 2019: Christmas in New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of the pictures she took while exploring NYC at Christmas. It is such a magical place during the holidays.
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March 8, 2020: Fatal Restaurant, Budapest

George G. ·
An unusual restaurant name is the focus of George G's Pic of the Day selection.
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Wait! Wait! What Was THAT?

Paul Heymont ·
This is about those moments when you look at something as you walk about a city (or outside one) and you see something so odd, or at any rate odd enough, that you just need to tell someone about it, or show them. These days, the procedure would be to...
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European discounter adds routes to Israel

DrFumblefinger ·
The airline everyone loves to hate, Irish discount Ryanair, is expanding its flight map to include travel to and from Israel.   Ryanair's Israeli flights will operate out of the Ovda Airport, about 40 miles north of Eilat in...
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Low water puts some European river cruises on hold

Paul Heymont ·
Low water in the Danube, 2012   If it seems like only yesterday we were reporting on European river cruises being canceled because high waters were blocking ships from sailing under bridges...well, it was. On May 7, we reported problems on the...
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AmaWaterways and Disney partner on family river cruising

Marilyn Jones ·
Adventures by Disney and AmaWaterways are combining their travel expertise to create family-focused vacations with first-ever river cruising itineraries.  Five sailings along the Danube River in the summer of 2016, as well as two holiday- themed...
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Cruising solo just got more affordable

Marilyn Jones ·
  Being single means sometimes I travel alone.  Generally speaking this means I have no one to share costs with—hotels, car rental and gas. But otherwise expenses such as airfare and restaurants are the same.   One standout where...
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Lisbon Europe's Capital of Sport 2021

Paul Heymont ·
Lisbon beat out The Hague for the honor, and will spend to upgrade its venues.
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American adds more Europe routes for summer

Paul Heymont ·
American Airlines, which has relied on its alliance partners for many European destinations, is adding service of its own on a number of new summer routes, including popular destinations such as Reykjavic, Budapest and Prague. The three have all seen big jumps in tourist and business travel in recent years, and most of its partner airlines serve them either from New York, or from their hubs in Europe. American's new flights have their U.S. bases in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and...
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Sleeper trains return to Germany

Paul Heymont ·
Austrian Railways rolls out its new Nightjet routes, replacing some of the service that Germany's rail operator cancelled last year.
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April 19: 2018. More Gastronomic Delights !

GarryRF ·
GarryRF, on a constant search for fine foods takes a look at pub food in Budapest, the Capital City of Hungary.
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Paul Heymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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Cafe Gerbeaud, Budapest: Where Gumbo Was (#61)

Paul Heymont ·
  Let's not kid ourselves...after having the last puzzle demolished in a day, Gumbo needed a break and a morale boost—and where better for that than an elegant cafe with rich pastry and world-renowned coffee? In Budapest, for over 150...
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Madrid's Atocha Station: Where Gumbo Was (#43)

Paul Heymont ·
No, not a king's arboretum, or the Budapest palm house. And not in the Mid-Atlantic region. PortMoresby came closest when she suggested an airport, possibly in southern Spain. It's actually the main long-distance waiting room of Madrid's Atocha...
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Gumbo's World: The Exiled Statues of Budapest

Paul Heymont ·
This is, in a way, an essay on memory. Ever since ancient history, the winning side of history has erected monuments to itself, hoping to inspire greater love, respect or at least obedience. And, over time, newer rulers often change the script.  ...
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Wandering in Prague

Paul Heymont ·
Prague draws a lot of visitors these days, drawn by its picturesque historic center, its cultural elan, its beautiful river setting, its long and varied history...and maybe also just because everyone else is going. We went there a few years ago (2003,...
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Budapest's Great Synagogue

Paul Heymont ·
Commonly called the Dohanyi Street Synagogue, Budapest's biggest Jewish house of worship is also the largest synagogue in Europe, and one of the half-dozen largest in the world. But its significance goes well beyond its seating capacity (1500 men at...
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Heroes Square, Budapest: Where Gumbo Was (#48)

Paul Heymont ·
  Lynn Millar and MAD Travel Diaries both identified where Gumbo was: Heroes’ Square, or Hosok tere, in Budapest. This giant square has served many kinds of memories and movements, beginning with its construction beginning in 1896 as a...
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Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

Paul Heymont ·
If an army travels on its stomach, as they say, so do some travelers. PHeymont and his wife have become big fans of food walking tours.
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Rome may back out of quest for 2024 Olympics

Paul Heymont ·
Rome is a finalist for 2024, but the bid can't go ahead without the city government's support, and that may not be there.
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Experience Holiday in Croatia in Luxury

Alex D ·
Alex D offers us Croatia as a great destination for luxury travelers (and yes, for the rest of us, too!)
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Britain's most unusual hotel has real buzz

Paul Heymont ·
The Grand Beedapest Hotel caters to Britain's honeybees, raising public awareness of their critical role in agriculture.
 
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