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Re: August 2 2017: Duck Herding in the Kerala Backwaters

PortMoresby ·
In Bali I watched from my rented house in the rice paddies as ducks were regularly brought to the fields to eat insects and fertilize the crop. Not to say they don't eat them, too, but probably a similar routine in So. India.
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Re: The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

GarryRF ·
It's always good to see the art and beauty of emerging nations. Far from the images that we had in our minds if we remember recent history. My Daughter has travelled extensively in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand and tells amazing stories of some of the local food. Which completely deters my wife from venturing into this part of the world. When we were in Bali and Singapore she survived on McDonalds ! Give me Fish Head soup and Chicken Porage any day !
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Re: Hong Kong Airlines gets its first North America route

GarryRF ·
With a catchment area covering Auckland, Gold Coast, Shanghai, Sanya, Bangkok, Bali, Tokyo, Sapporo, Beijing and Okinawa. Hong Kong Airlines has a lot to offer travellers to the American continent.
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Re: Help Celebrate Gumbo's New Year: Pick Your Favorite Pictures!

PortMoresby ·
I'm going to agree with Rob and give the edge to DrY's above. But must add, I'm just a sucker for lotus. My favorite souvenirs are pods collected from the garden pond of a little house I rented in Bali in the paddies. For those of you likewise enamored with these beautiful plants, a place to see them in profusion without traveling to Asia is a remarkable garden just outside Santa Barbara, California, called, appropriately, Lotusland. The "official" site isn't loading for some reason so I...
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Lonely Planet's Best Bang for Your Buck in 2015

PortMoresby ·
While some of the destinations they include will be no surprise to the well-traveled group here on Travel Gumbo, I was interested in some of the places mentioned.  Samoa, for instance, I wouldn't have expected, or South Africa.  And I'd...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 2, 2015: Lotus, Bali

PortMoresby ·
  This picture is one of my own all-time favorites.  There isn’t much to say about it, a perfect bloom in the pond beside the patio of the house I rented outside Ubud.  Those who’ve been around Travel Gumbo for a while have...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 15, 2014: It's a Rough Life

PortMoresby ·
  Sometimes we need a vacation from our vacation, and that’s what I was feeling on an extended stay in Ubud, in Bali.  Lonely Planet seemed to suggest that Amed, on the coast, was just that sort of place.  So I made arrangements...
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10 reasons why you should visit Bali

aristotle ·
A blessed land of tropical paradise where there are so many trails for you to choose from. The heart of Indonesian culture, vibrant people, stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. Name it, I'm sure bali has it all. Wanna go trekking? Check, Wanna engage in some thrilling adventures or water sports? Check. You can do so many things here, partying till the sun comes up is just a part of it all. With so many cultural checkpoints and monuments, you will be fascinated to know more about...
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Constant traveler Marilyn Jones offers her annual round-up of gifts she recommends for travelers.
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Missing links: the routes that aren't

PHeymont ·
New super-long routes seem to pop up every day, but the OAG has a list of possibles that haven't got an airline's attention yet.
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Traits of a Good Hotel

Monica A (Guest) ·
Monica offers some suggestions on what to look for in a quality hotel (sponsored content)
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Airbnb: Gen Z is open to 'Experiences'

PHeymont ·
Airbnb is finding that Gen Z travelers are a hot market for its 'Experiences' product, going beyond just a place to stay.
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Trump Hotels Going To Asia

Travel Rob ·
      Trump Tower Vancouver, British Columbia            Photo from Flicker, JasonParis   Trump Hotel Collection will expand into Asia for the first time. They...
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Trump Hotels Continue Asian Expansion with Another Announced Resort

Travel Rob ·
Last month Trump Hotels announced it would be opening a luxury result in Bali, it's first Asian Resort. Now, it is announcing another "six star"  Indonesian  Development  in West Java, near Jakarta.    Donald Trump Jr., the...
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Flatulent Goats Cause Emergency Landing

Travel Rob ·
Photo by PortMoresby A Singapore Airline Cargo Plane on its way from Adelaide Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia made an emergency landing in Bali because smoke alarms in the cargo area went off. No fire or smoke was detected, just 2186 flatulent...
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Why Rent Cars With Drivers?

James Wilson ·
Are you planning a travel, either for leisure or for business? If yes, it’s essential to opt for Car Rental with Driver in Bali whenever you arrive there. There are many travel agencies that offer car rental facilities but it’s always better to opt for personal drivers as things become more convenient. There are many guidelines to hire a driver in Bali. Check out some of them. If you are hiring a car on rent with driver, ensure that you select simply the best. Always look out for options...
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Check out the Unmissable things to do in Indonesia

Rekha Bisht ·
Located on both sides of the equator surrounded by waters of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17000 islands. The South Asian country is counted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is home to beaches, volcanoes, hundreds of ethnic groups, wildlife-thriving jungles, all of which look painted by the very Gods. From ancient Hindu temples, adventure sports, relaxing Balinese massage to a number of wonderful experiences, every moment spend...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2014: A Guangxi Tea Garden

PortMoresby ·
   On a grouping of hilltops, in the countryside outside Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in the south of China, I spent a day wandering in a misty tea garden with no one in sight except the young woman who accompanied me and my companion. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2014: Four Elements

PortMoresby ·
    Water, Lotus, Fish, Reflections   A little house with a big pond, my home for a month in Bali.               To read more of PortMoresby's contributions,  click here .    
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 31, 2014: Ganesh in Ubud

PortMoresby ·
  Most of Indonesia is Muslim, the most populous Muslim majority country in the world.  But Bali is home to Indonesia’s Hindus, about 85% of the island’s population. Balinese Hinduism is a distinct expression of the religion,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2014: Blessings, Bali

PortMoresby ·
  "A Bali blessing is a spiritual ceremony that is part of our traditional custom consisting of a purification, welcoming of good spirits and a final offering while the individual performing the ceremony chants mantras in ancient Sanskrit."...
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A House in Ubud

PortMoresby ·
I’ve always had the feeling the places I’ve gone have somehow chosen me, rather than the other way around.  They call and I obey.  I confess, after several trips to Asia, Bali had not been among the places that had called. ...
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Starts with a 'B' and stands for 'Green'

PHeymont ·
The 2016 list of Top 100 Sustainable Destinations seems to have an alphabet bias in honoring destinations that have embraced sustainable development.
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Tourists taking pictures refuse to evacuate eruption zone

PHeymont ·
Tourists in an Indonesian national park defied efforts to evacuate them from a danger zone near a volcanic eruption: They wanted to keep taking pictures!
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As air worsens, China travelers seek 'smog escapes'

PHeymont ·
China's travelers are driven not only by curiosity about the world, but also by a desire to get away from increasing air pollution in China's cities.
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Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

Toshiki S (Guest) ·
A few thoughts and ideas for some last minute travel destinations during the upcoming Holiday Season
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Bali to boot the badly-behaved?

PHeymont ·
Bali's governor warns visitors who desecrate holy sites or break local laws that their time may be up.
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10 honeymoon destinations in new zealand

Trip Town ·
If you want to move away from mainstream honeymoon destinations like Bali, Thailand and do something out-of-the-box, consider honeymooning in New Zealand. Words fall short when we describe how ethereal this destination is as a perfect honeymoon spot. There is endless variety of tourist attractions, some stunning views and much more. Whether you want to simply enjoy a laid back vacation at the beach, indulge your senses with the stunning scenery or drown knee-deep in the delectable cuisine...
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Four Best Destinations to Visit with Kids and Family

alenamathew ·
Bali Maldives Dubai Europe
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Family Takes Year Off to Travel the World

Travel Rob ·
 The Luke family took their two boys and traveled the world for a year.Their travels included a safari,beaches ,and tea plantations and much more.. Read about their experiences below! http://www.smdailyjournal.com/...d/1776425114191.html
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Bali resort orders 'digital detox'

PHeymont ·
A resort in the island paradise is banning all devices around the pool and beach areas in hopes of getting guests more relaxed.
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Revealing Your Soul in Bali (An Amazing Mini Guide)

Nina Simons (Guest) ·
Nina Simons shares several memorable sights and activities for your visit to the beautiful island of Bali.
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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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Surf's up! The ultimate surfing spots

Emma Orton (Guest) ·
Emma Orton shares some of the world's great surfing destinations. How many of these beaches have you "hung 10" at?
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G Adventures joins wellness travel trend

Marilyn Jones ·
Wellness tourism is a growing trend; Marilyn Jones reports on one well-known company's offerings.
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Bali, New Zealand join tourist tax parade

PHeymont ·
The two countries join a trend, but New Zealand's tax takes a much bigger bite than Bali's
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Bali Zoo offers guests a dirty deal

PHeymont ·
Better than joining the circus, here's an opportunity to get, literally, down-and-dirty with pachyderms.
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Romantic retreats for luxury and relaxation!

Jacob William ·
From house boat experiences to safaris; and ice hotels to luxurious spa experiences, we take a look at some of the most sublime destinations around the globe that combine luxury and relaxation with one big dash of romance! Drift amidst the lotus flowers on a houseboat in Kashmir, India The beautiful lakes of Kashmir have long been a refuge from the sweltering heat of the Indian summer plains. Originally developed by the Indian Mugal rulers for this purpose, then enjoyed by the British Raj in...
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Re: Visiting Santiago de Cuba

PortMoresby ·
Another way we're different, DrF! I've tried extreme cold and will avoid in future at any cost. I have, however learned to cope with heat - a chaise longue on a shady terrace, a good fan, a great book and I can be perfectly happy (see blog on A House in Bali for more information). The key element is to not move, except when absolutely necessary. So, I suppose the key to cold is to keep moving. I prefer the former, but not conducive to touring.
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Re: Visiting Santiago de Cuba

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Another way we're different, DrF! I've tried extreme cold and will avoid in future at any cost. I have, however learned to cope with heat - a chaise longue on a shady terrace, a good fan, a great book and I can be perfectly happy (see blog on A House in Bali for more information). ... As is a crackling fire, a comfortable chair, a cute puppy on my lap and sips of a warm cup of tea when it's nippy outside ...... It's much easier ( and feels better) to warm up...
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