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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
So you’ll probably get the super-new plane…noticed after posting that some of the flights for now are being flown by a 787-8, but starting in February, it will be the -9… Green with envy about everything…except the length of the flight!
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Re: Wonders of the Modern World

PHeymont ·
Don't know how practical that giant Chernobyl system is...but if it works, it's a legitimate wonder, no matter what someone else should have done 20 years ago. What happened then was terrible and still worries me that it could happen elsewhere...but how does that detract from the work of someone who's figured out how to fix what remains?
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Re: The Best Things To Do In Boston

GarryRF ·
From Logan Airport you can take the Metro into the City. When you've seen enough at the first stop - get back on the Underground system and come up to ground level at the next stop. Repeat as often as time will allow. Great way to spend 8 hours between flights. Only the Bostonian's would drink green beer on Paddy's Day.
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Re: Top winners named in Nat Geo photo contest

Professorabe ·
There are some fabulous photos on the National Geographic website. I found clicking on 'Galleries' the best option. Warning: The shots might make you go green with envy!
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Re: Signs of the Times, and Smiles

GarryRF ·
A "Raised Zebra Crossing" gives the priority to the pedestrian. They have the "Right of Way" A "Crosswalk" is located at a Junction where Pedestrians must wait until they get the "Walk" Signal (Green Man Illuminated). And stop at the "Don't Walk" Signal (Red Man illuminated) If you treat a Zebra Crossing (Black and White Stripes) and a Crosswalk (Signal Controlled) equally you'll get broken legs ! (Both Signals Illuminated for Display purposes only )
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, Kennedy Space Center

PHeymont ·
Your comment on the difference between the pilot space and the cargo bay reminded me that a few years ago, one of the astronauts compared the shuttle to a giant pickup truck...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 21.0

PHeymont ·
Well, I didn't expect anyone to twig it quite that fast, and it's not just because of a polar route. Although we usually don't think of Hawaii extending north of Kauai, in fact the state includes the entire Hawaiian Ridge/Emperor Seamount chain, running up to the Aleutian trench, just off Alaska's Aleutian islands. Mostly underwater, mostly administered by Federal agencies as a preservation/conservation area. Kure Atoll and Green Island is the northernmost habitable place in Hawaii, and it's...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Former Member ·
You would not be disappointed in a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. They have free admission to a giant collection over all periods and styles. The Mill City Museum displays the flour milling history of the city. The American Swedish Museum is really neat - all about the unique Swedish heritage of that area. Ja, sure, you betcha. have fun
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Re: Portugal's 'Golden Visa' Gaining Traction

PHeymont ·
The U.S. has a somewhat similar program. If you are prepared to invest $1,000,000 in a U.S. business that will create 10 jobs ($500,000 if it's in a rural or high unemployment area) you and your immediate family are eligible for immediate green cards for permanent residence. Oh, sorry...it is limited to the first 10,000 millionaires each year. The program is the EB-5 visa. If you've got the million, or just the curiosity, click HERE .
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

GarryRF ·
The Vikings were the first to live in Greenland - they described it as a "Green and pleasant land - with pastures and animals" Maybe when we get some serious Global Warming we'll all go back with our Cameras and the latest Frommers' Guide .... Greenland - Land of the Surfers and the 24 Hour Sun
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Hi FlashFlyer, I noticed the different colors of the Wolvol have different prices. This Lime Green one was only $109.94 when I looked. http://www.amazon.com/WolVol-W...W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3 I'm going keep my eye on that brand though and see if they have a device in the f uture that will meet my needs .I'm impressed at their price levels.
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

FlashFlyer ·
Lime green! They'd have to pay me to take that one. Must be selling, though--when I looked it said there were only 6 left!
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

Former Member ·
As Kermit the Frog says, It's not easy being green ! I like products in bright colors. It keeps me from losing things, especially when I travel. Hard to miss a bright green tablet, even in the gloomy corner of a budget hotel room or tucked into a dark airplane seat pocket. It is good to read about these bargain tablets. They can only get cheaper during the upcoming holiday sales.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Wow amazing pictures, beautiful colors, i love the ones with the yellow and orange colors. Is it true that under the Yellowstone Park is a giant vulcano and if it will be an eruption the whole America will be extinguished ?
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Re: A Culinary Adventure in Portugal

PHeymont ·
I can't be too specific on the wines...not enough of a close watcher. But what we have especially enjoyed were the Portuguese 'green red' wines we had last time and this at Ponto Final. It sounds contradictory, but they are actually red wines, drunk early in their life. Sort of like a beaujolais nouveau.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

DrFumblefinger ·
Mac and Andre Pur, you guys are just too smart. Puzzle solved! This is indeed Wat Pho, the temple of the giant reclining Buddha in Bangkok. We'll have a full discussion of this along with a new puzzle posted Saturday morning.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#71)

Lynn Millar ·
I'm working on the area to the left. A beer garden? A sad one, where one can 'cry in their beer.' Arbors with possible tables. Also there's a green recycling bin on the right - so building is in use? That narrows it down, right?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2015: Darkness into Light

PortMoresby ·
Interesting that you use the words "hostile interior". I imagine it being more refuge than hostile, considering what one's experience might be in the "green and beautiful outside". I don't think we can make assumptions about an experience that, no doubt varied drastically, depending on where luck landed the residents of such basic dwellings.
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Re: America's Best Ice-Cream Shops? Tell us yours...

Travel Rob ·
As a kid, I always enjoyed Green Tea Ice Cream from restaurants in Little Tokyo,Los Angeles. When i last went to Little Tokyo,I tried a little dessert shop in a mini mall there, Mikawaya, and loved it. They give you just a little, but the price is a $1.00 Mikawaya http://www.yelp.com/biz/mikawaya-los-angeles
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I give in !! What are those yellow Cucumbers with a green hat (below the Tomato's) ? Never seen them in the UK before !!
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Re: Carne Guisada at Jose Enrique

PHeymont ·
Si, yummy tostones! We’ve never been fans of green plantains, favoring the sweet yellow variety. But today we learned to like green when done right!
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Re: New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

PHeymont ·
Well, even without the app, it's not like the fa e is a blind guess, either. There's a meter, and a rate based on miles and time...just like almost every other big city. And there are online calculators such as WorldTaxi which will tell you about what a specific trip should cost, It's not that there aren't things that could improve, but Uber is no improvement, with its cavalier attitudes (surge pricing, drivers stiffed on rates, lack of or inadequate insurance) and its not paying its share...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#133)

Jonathan L ·
So giant beavers were native to Canada. I can think of at least 3 museums that might have this, so I await more clues.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#133)

DrFumblefinger ·
Time for some more clues. Jonathan, this is a big beaver, but not a giant. And as you know, beavers have a big range. In fact, PHeymont posted a news clip about a Swiss beaver causing traffic problems at this link So a few pictures to hopefully give you a better understanding of this place....
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Re: Is Visa everywhere you want to be?

Travel Rob ·
I was surprised not much is written about this because of the real possibility of being stuck if one didn't now some debit cards stopped accepting foreign transactions .The Green Dot debit cards used to accept foreign transactions and stopped because of fraud.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#136)

GarryRF ·
Green River maybe ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 19, 2015: Giant ship, little town

Travel Luver ·
It looks like the giant ship is there to feed on the small town, although I suppose in reality it's the other way around.
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Re: U.S. cuts most Cuba air routes

Professorabe ·
Whilst it certainly is true that many Cubans and some airlines overestimated demand, there can be little doubt that without the actions of the Trump administration there would by now be significant tourism flows from the US into the island. In that sense you probably were the leading edge of a wave, albeit not the giant one which some people expected.
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Re: January 15, 2020: Shopping in Jojawar

Amateuremigrant ·
A great post about the ordinary in small town India. I've never been a great one for grand buildings of any sort. Ordinary people built them all ! Hardware stores are MOST illuminating 😃 The green fruit is a bit hard to be sure but it looks like 'amroodh', grown I believe in hilly northern areas - they're almost sweet, not that interesting and lots of ball-bearing seeds. There is an English name that escapes me ! Well it did so I looked up on Ecosia - it's guava !
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Re: November 1, 2019: London Colors

PHeymont ·
The lead picture today reminded me of a painting I'd seen in an exhibition: Piccadilly Circus, London by L.S. Lowry shows the same building, with part of it already a giant billboard in 1960.
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Re: Tanzania 'Clean Cookstove' project: hope and health

GarryRF ·
Airlines are paying for efficient cooking areas and wood burning stoves as a way of reducing their "Carbon Footprint" on the planet. Green Tax being used to pay for smoke reduction.
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Re: Tanzania 'Clean Cookstove' project: hope and health

Marilyn Jones ·
It's a wonderful program. I am The cookstoves are such a wonderful way to help the Tanzanian people. It's great airlines are supporting it as well!
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Re: Air and cruise lines: Out of parking space?

PortMoresby ·
"The stock photo used doesn’t necessarily reflect the situation in all ports." Of course it doesn't, nor did I mean to imply all ships in all ports (nor was the suggestion really meant to be taken all that seriously). I have no doubt there are many reasons why it couldn't be done. I just loved the mental image of giant ships tied up alongside one another as they do boats in many developing parts of the world & from whom we 1st worlders might learn from in times like this.
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Re: Will passengers be weighed like baggage?

DrFumblefinger ·
Definitely part of the dehumanizing of travel. We're going to be weighed like luggage, and not treated as individual beings. Personally I like the idea of my plane having a little extra fuel and not just the exact amount needed. What if there is a stronger than anticipated headwind? What if landing is delayed because of traffic congestion at the destination? Would we then land on a field or road to save a few bucks? It seems this might just be an academic exercise anyway. I read in the...
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Re: Will passengers be weighed like baggage?

PHeymont ·
Not sure what "green new deal" you're reading about...the ones put forward by those who want it or the porkies told by opponents, but I don't see an end to air travel there. On the other hand, an accurate weight for the plane would allow real calculations for the situations you list, rather than just hoping there's enough. Works both ways!
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

GarryRF ·
Looks like I'm back to Vodka in a Listerine Mouthwash Bottle then. 1 drop of green and 2 drops of blue food colouring.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

DrFumblefinger ·
You're a crafty fellow, GarryRF! Resourceful and sly -- features we like about you.
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

GarryRF ·
The Vikings inhabited Greenland a thousand years ago. They wrote of green meadows and cows. Quite different to the land we see today. As the Vikings were explorers I'm sure they progressed into Canada.
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

DrFumblefinger ·
I wouldn't be surprised if they made their way up the St. Lawrence River some, and down the coast past New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to the Northeastern state regions of the USA. It seems their earlier explorations were at a time of warmer weather and that what might have limited their travels and caused them to pull back was the beginning of a spell of cold weathers, perhaps even a mini-ice age. Iceland used to be a forested country, but it didn't take but 200 years or so until the Vikings...
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Re: Apr. 21, 2016. Keeping Cool in Corfu Town, Greece.

GarryRF ·
Glad you like them Rob - here's a few more .... (They are very civilised in Corfu Town. They play Cricket on the town green - too hot for anything else)
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Re: Getting to know Canada's hidden gems

GarryRF ·
I knew the Vikings travelled a thousand years ago. They settled in Greenland too. They wrote that Greenland was a land of cows and meadows and obviously green too. I just wondered if history had further proof of a time when Global Warming was just a natural cycle. The Indian tribes have been nomadic for centuries and I wondered if they could survive a long winter without retreating to a warmer south.
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Re: Brooklyn's Spectacular Botanic Garden (Where Gumbo Was #112)

PHeymont ·
An update to the blog! We returned to the Garden, today a week and some later, for the giant plant sale that's a Brooklyn spring institution and were rewarded with a different view of the Cherry Esplanade, now in full blossom. Here are a few views... For pictures of the plant sale, click HERE
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Re: Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

DrFumblefinger ·
Any idea how long the island is going to be closed? I'd hope to visit Lanai in about 2 years. Must be nice to buy your own Hawaiian Island -- and interesting to see if this "green" scheme will work. Lanai has limited resources, except for lots of sunshine a great weather.
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

Travel Rob ·
I really do like this idea because a lot of people are too proud to go to food banks if they are in need and at least they can get a few things there. Also , if it spreads its a good way for travelers to pick up a few snacks for the road. Here are the items for sale listed on the site : Tea Ground Coffee Chicken Curry Sugar Orangeade Pasta Mushroom Sauce Digestives Chick Peas Sardines and Sauce Cream Crackers Pasta Sauce Flour Tomato Ketchup Variety Pack Cereal Potatoes Jaffa Cakes Fruit...
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Re: Dec. 22, 2016: Christmas Tree, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA

DrFumblefinger ·
Merry Christmas, Ottoman! Yes, a beautiful tree. Sadly, I find the the "green" disclaimer a little off-putting.
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