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Re: Borneo: Last Stop, Kuching

MAD Travel Diaries ·
In all my travels to SE Asia, I haven't made it to Borneo yet. You describe it just as I imagined it to be.
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Museums of Buffalo and Corning, New York

Jonathan L ·
At the end of Jonathan L's recent trip along the Erie Canal, he found time to take in a selection of upstate museums, and he shares them here.
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April 18, 2018: View from Atop Mt. Snowdon

Dr. Jon (Guest) ·
Dr Jon shares the breath-taking view of Miner's and PYG tracks from the summit of Mt. Snowdon, Wales.
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American, Marriott Tops Again in Loyalty Awards

Paul Heymont ·
American Airlines (for the third year in a row) and Marriott (for the seventh) have taken the Freddie Awards for best loyalty programs. Winners in other categories included KLM, Southwest and Virgin Australia. The awards are named for the late Sir...
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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Re: Sherpa complaint: climbers leaving Everest a cesspit

DrFumblefinger ·
I've found similar nearly nonexistent toilet conditions in many of the poorer countries I've visited in my life. Again a difference here might be the altitude. Human waste decomposes quickly in a warm wet environment, but slowly in conditions like you find in the Khumbu. Sir Edmund Hillary's organization has done much to improve the lives of the Sherpa people, especially build good strong bridges across raging rivers, schools and medical clinics. Our Sherpa guide told us "Sir Edmund is our...
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Re: Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

GarryRF ·
A wonderful "step into the past". Looks lovely Vivie.
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Chipping Campden, England

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Chipping Campden, one of the best preserved towns in the Cotswold.
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London's Southwark Cathedral

Paul Heymont ·
London's Southwark Cathedral has a long and colorful history as a church, but only a century or so as a cathedral.
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Introduction to the Khumbu

DrFumblefinger ·
The Khumbu is an interesting and mountainous part of Nepal. It is road-less and to go anywhere you need to walk and carry what you need with you.
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Van Horne Estate, Ministers Island, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a deeper look into the estate of Sir William Van Horne and his Island getaway
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London's Fabled Soho...with Food

Paul Heymont ·
A neighborhood with a "certain reputation" keeps up its appearances and attraction while also becoming a foodie heaven.
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Beaver Dam Train Depot, Virginia

George G. ·
A small rural rail station has a lot of history behind it
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American Impressionists at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

Paul Heymont ·
A visit to a small exhibition in Boston helped PHeymont refocus on the American aspect of French-trained American artists.
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A Visit to the Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Tengboche Monastery in Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. The monastery itself is interesting, and its views of the major Himalayan peaks is breath-taking.
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Ottawa: The Charm of Canada's Capital

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger offers a guide to the highlights of Canada's capital city (not the world's coldest)
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Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum and Lighthouse - Michigan

Samantha ·
The Whitefish Point area, known as Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast, has more than 200 shipwrecks lying nearby. Samantha shares some pictures from her visit.
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Sir Francis Lead Mine, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful photos and the story of one of the lead mines in Gunnerside Gill, North Yorkshire—the fascinating Sir Francis Lead Mine.
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a remote region of the Himalayas, near the base camp for climbing Mount Everest
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Borneo: Last Stop, Kuching

PortMoresby ·
The impetus for my trip to Borneo came, as it often does for me, from a casual reference or suggestion, in this case both.  First was a phrase I’d seen in passing, "White Rajas of Borneo". 
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World's most dangerous airport? Would you land here? Lukla, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
 I've had some gut-wrenching plane landings (and take-offs) in my days, but few compare with Lukla airport in Nepal.
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Galle Face Hotel's Library and Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares two new features in one of his favorite hotels, namely its very fine Library and Museum.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 8, 2014: Young girl, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've previously written about my visits with Sir Arthur C. Clarke  on this blog, a highlight in my travel life.  Arthur had a beach villa in Hikkaduwa  near the southwestern corner of Sri Lanka, just north of Galle.  It was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 23, 2015: St George's church, Portland UK

GarryRF ·
Built of locally quarried Portland Stone the Church was opened on 1766. Then restored in the 1960s. Like many churches in England you can place where it's located by the colour of the stonework.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 23, 2015: St George's church, Portland UK

Marilyn Jones ·
Lovely photo; perfectly captured!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 23, 2015: St George's church, Portland UK

Mac ·
Drawing much inspiration from London's St. Paul's cathedral is St. George's church in Portland, England. Designed with obvious enthusiasm by an apprentice of Sir Christopher Wren, it appeared to jumble together a disparate number of design ideas.
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New Suffolk cycle trail: Kings and wolves

Paul Heymont ·
A new, and quite long, cycle path takes in a wide variety of historic sites and beautiful landscapes
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