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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Is Montreal a French speaking area of Canada or is it multi-lingual ? I've heard that French tourists have difficulty with Canadian French. Any thoughts ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Montreal is multilingual, although most natives speak French as their primary language. You can easily get by here with only English and it's a great city to visit. That's not true in the smaller villages of rural Quebec where you might find it difficult to find someone who doesn't speak French. Canadian French split off from continental French 400 years ago, and the two versions of the language have diverged somewhat over the years. I don't speak much French so I really can't give you many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Montreal... my hometown!! When visiting the Olympic Stadium/Botanical Garden you should also take the opportunity to visit the Insectarium, the Planetarium rio tinto alcan and my favorite the Biodome. Information to all these can be found on the same website as the Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Vivie! TravelGumbo loves Montreal! It's such a great city!! Thanks for the tips on other things to see and do in the city. The insectarium is especially cool to see if you have kids who love to look at "gross stuff". These were some of my favorite specimens!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Yes Montreal is great. Wish I could go back more often. The fun thing about these attractions is while they are all near one another, there is also a metro station nearby. Cheaper than the taxi and an experience in itself. This is only the tip of the iceberg...so much more to see and experience.
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Re: December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

DrFumblefinger ·
Some terrific photos, Professor!
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Re: December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

Professorabe ·
The experience will stay with me for a very long time. I never expected to see so many rhinos and get so close to them.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
 Montreal is one of Canada's great cities and one of North America's oldest.  It offers many fun things to see and do and, of course, wonderful food to be enjoyed as Montreal is Canada's capital of cuisine.   One of the more interesting...
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Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, Dainzú to Tlacochahuaya

PortMoresby ·
This week’s walk in the southern Mexico countryside takes PortMoresby from an ancient Zapotec Ball Game site to a beautifully decorated church in the valley below.
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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Samantha ·
Samantha shares these 7 tips to surviving the holidays with family. Hopefully they can help keep your family holiday adventure from turning into a holiday nightmare.
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December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some terrific photos of wildlife from the newly-named country of Eswatini. Successful rhino conservation is a highlight of his visit to Mkhaya Game Reserve!
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Even being a Viking needs a diploma these days

PHeymont ·
And you thought all you had to do to be a Viking was grow a beard, wear a helmet, swing an ax and raid Britain!   These days, it seems, everything requires a degree, and a continuing-education college in Norway is offering the course, including...
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Like the "Hunger Games"? Theme park coming soon

DrFumblefinger ·
    If you're a fan of the "Hunger Games" books and movies, we've some good news for you.  A new $750 million theme park based on the series is coming to metro Atlanta.  The park is said to be state of the art, "interactive and...
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Game of Thrones to become Game of Tourists

PHeymont ·
Tourism Ireland is teaming up with HBO to promote visits to the scenes of the network's medieval fantasy series, a lot of which was shot in Northern Ireland. With Season 4 coming up, the tours could be a big hit, too!  DETAILS
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Will Hide-and-Seek become an Olympic sport?

PHeymont ·
With 7 years behind it and a growing roster of international teams, the organizers of International Hide-and-Seek are sure of it!
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Must Have Games to Take on a Trip

Elison Evan ·
Because you're voyaging doesn't mean you need to leave your cherished games and amusements behind, particularly in the event that one of your main objectives in travel is to meet new people. You'd be unable to locate a superior method to make companions abroad than through something as simple as sports and games. These exercises come in all shapes and sizes: some approach your fitness, some approach your brain, some are simply incredibly just pure and a ton of chuckles. In this article, we...
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Dubai to build 'Game of Thrones' site

PHeymont ·
Dubai is planning to build a Game of Thrones attraction, with recreations of many of the settings and an opportunity for overnight stays.
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The Roman Bridge (Puente Romano), Córdoba, Spain (Where Gumbo was, #167)

DrFumblefinger ·
This week Gumbo was visiting Cordoba, Spain. Particularly it's historic Roman Bridge, featured in the popular TV series, "Game of Thromes".
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April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
A permanent art fixture on Vancouver Harbor, the Cauldron is there to remind people of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which the city hosted. Traveling Canuck provides more information.
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No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Travel Rob ·
Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay from Corcovado Mountain - Photo by Cafezinho   on Wikimedia Commons The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, signed into law a legislative bill to suspend it's visa requirement for foreign travelers next summer. The new law permits visitors to enter Brazil between June and September 18 and stay for 90 days without producing a visa. Brazil's Tourism Minister, Eduardo Alves said this about the Measure: “The measure...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #154?

Travel Rob ·
Where is the World is TravelGumbo? Play along and have fun. See the daily clues!
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'Game of Thrones' sparks Spain tourism

PHeymont ·
'Television tourism' is drawing greater numbers of visitors to the cities and sites where popular TV shows have been filmed.
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Sept. 12, 2018: Olympic Cauldron, Salt Lake City

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a few pictures of the 2002 Olympic Cauldron in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

PHeymont ·
At a time when everyone seems worried about borders, this is a surprise. You would almost think the Games would be the occasion for more, not less, caution.
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

DrFumblefinger ·
The eyes of the world are always fully on the Olympic Games, making it, as we remember from the tragedy of 1972, a great target for terrorists. Perhaps in the world of political correctness, this is "wonderful gesture". I fear the Brazilians are putting themselves and their guests at unnecessary risk. No screening program will ever be perfect, but if it can keep out a few troublemakers, it seems worthwhile to me.
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

PortMoresby ·
Having first-hand knowledge of the colossal ineptitude of Brazilian bureaucracy, where it can take years for a legal resident to get a driver's license and other insults to a normal person's sanity, the only possible answer to this puzzling turn of events is that someone with the power to effect the rules has opted for the one obvious solution to avoiding empty stadiums. The other thing I know about Brazil is that lawlessness is simply a way of life, so profit and smoothing the way for as...
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Re: 7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Marilyn Jones ·
All great advice! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
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Re: April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

Travel Luver ·
Nice photos! That's a great spot they've put this up at.
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Re: April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

Samantha ·
Thanks for sharing this post. We are heading there next month and can't wait to see this. Enjoyed all the exhibits in Park City, UT. Been getting ready to do some more research on where all the games were held. I know many of them were in Whistler, but not sure exactly where, or if there is a set up like in Park City. Thanks again for sharing.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #154?

Travel Rob ·
Hope this clue helps some people.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #154?

Travel Rob ·
Time for another clue. This photo in particular gives away some important clues to what this grand place is.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #154?

Travel Rob ·
Here is a glimpse at the exterior.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #154?

Travel Rob ·
Here's what you find walking around the building. Does this clue offer any help? Get your guesses in before Monday.
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Best Attractions: Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area

Samantha ·
Samantha's enjoyed her time on several trips to Phoenix, and shares with you her sightseeing and visit suggestions. Part 1 of a 2-part series
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The 2010 Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

Samantha ·
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Cauldron remains a permanent landmark on the Jack Poole Plaza. Samantha shares some pictures from her visit.
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Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

Barry Barford ·
Many responsible safari companies and lodge operators are doing a sterling job preserving the environment, protecting wildlife and engaging with local communities.
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Re: Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

Marilyn Jones ·
I would love to visit Zambia! From the sounds of it, you certainly deserve a fantastic trip! I was supposed to go to Uganda and missed out because of COVID. Here's to the future!
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Re: Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
My wife and I traveled with "and Beyond" to Botswana and Zimbabwe in 2011. I think it rates as the best travel experience of our lives. Not cheap, but every experience was amazing and without compromise. Time to start planning a return soon.
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Re: Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

Barry Barford ·
Thanks for all the comments. Here's hoping we can all get to wherever we want to go in the coming months.
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Re: Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article; amazing photos! I love Tanzania and would go back in a heartbeat!
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Re: Grumeti River Lodge, Tanzania

Professorabe ·
Like you, we had intended to return to Southern Africa in 2020, but the pandemic thwarted our plans. We tried again in 2021, but Covid put an end to that attempt, too. We hope that things will finally work out this September. We had to make a few changes to the original itinerary, because accommodation providers have ceased operating and the car hire company has gone bust. One of the airlines involved (Comair) has now also gone into liquidation and as a result we will be visiting Zambia,...
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Where Elephants Rule

Judy Barford ·
This pesky pachyderm gave Judy the opportunity for some action photos.
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