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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #248

Professorabe ·
It's down to the wire, now: only tomorrow's clues remain. Please e-mail your answers to TGSuggestions@gmail.com . The answer will be revealed Monday!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #153?

Paul Heymont ·
Looks a bit like a turntable with rails? But there's no overhead wire or third rail, so...
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Under the Cirio Tree

My Thatched Hut ·
One of the strangest plants I have ever seen is the Cirio Tree.  It is a bizarre tree found mostly in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.  A few also grow in mainland Mexico and in Arizona.   It is also known as the Boojum...
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I hear you knockin'––but pilot can't get in!

Paul Heymont ·
Yesterday's Delta 1651 from Minneapolis to Las Vegas landed safely, but with the pilot locked out of the cockpit in a freak mechanical failure. The captain had left the cockpit to use a restroom, and found on his return that the cockpit door had...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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Paris starts to build its Eiffel Tower wall

Paul Heymont ·
Paris has begun work on a glass security wall for the Eiffel Tower, but city authorities promise it won't spoil the experience.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Istanbul to Sofia

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's exotic train journeys continue, today with stops in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Meteora (Kalambaka), Skopje, Niš, ending in Sofia. If you love train travel stories, you'll love this post.
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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City Library, Pristina, Kosovo (Where Gumbo was #242)

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor shares some of the interesting architectural features of the library in the new nation's capital.
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Denmark to test battery-powered trains

Paul Heymont ·
Denmark is planning to test battery-powered trains as replacements for current diesel service.
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Awash with Excitement

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts a visit to Awash National Park in Ethiopia.
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Germany plans to up 'green tax'

Paul Heymont ·
Germany is raising taxes on flights and lowering them on rail travel, in part to discourage flying on short routes.
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How do you buy your travel?

Paul Heymont ·
There's a report on Skift, a travel industry news site, that says that a recent survey shows that about 2/3 of U.S. travelers think they can do better buying from the "brand" rather than an agency, and that only 15% trust online travel agencies to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  I ONCE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG ....on camera   Meet Willie Walleye, the 40-foot, 2.5 ton ambassador for Lake of the Woods, who  resides in Baudette, Minnesota.       Baudette is a city and county seat of Lake of the...
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Exploring Namibia – Part 2

Professorabe ·
Part 2 of Professor Abe's 3 part series through the fascinating desert landscapes and old German towns in Namibia.
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Toronto Sights and Signs

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont shares the fruits of rambling through Toronto: sights, scenes and a couple of puzzles.
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Why Swiss Railways said no to Wi-Fi

Paul Heymont ·
Swiss Railways cites cost as a reason; here's the story behind that decision.
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The Country Bus

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell (fondly?) recalls bus travel the old-fashioned way. With buses that more or less work, more or less have a destination, and are guaranteed to be packed to the gills!
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Seattle Space Needle goes selfie-friendly

Paul Heymont ·
The Seattle landmark gets updates, including replacing walls and wire with glass at the observation deck.
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A Visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

George G. ·
George G shares some of the artistic treats he saw at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
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Glimpses of Basel

Paul Heymont ·
  When you visit a city for the first time—especially if it's just a short stop—you can't do much more than grab a quick general view, and promise yourself to return. It's sort of like the New York Times' "36 Hours In..." series, and...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 2

Mac ·
When we last met " Brave Dame Mary", (Lady Mary Banks) in 1645, she had just been rudely ejected from her "palatial" apartments in Corfe Castle by a troop of Parliamentarian "Roundhead" soldiers having been betrayed by the foul Colonel Pitman (boo,...
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Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
    Paweł and I are back in his little red car on one-lane Polish roads behind tractors. Google Maps underestimates our driving time, and we’re going nowhere fast. Nothing fazes Paweł though, and he's ready with cameras for any kind of...
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Bulls replace guard dogs in Valencia

Paul Heymont ·
A scrapyard owner turns to a new form of protection after his guard dogs are killed or chased.
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A Rambler in Valparaiso, Chile

Paul Heymont ·
A ramble with PHeymont through Chile's historic premier port city, now reviving commercially and as a tourism destination.
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March 1, 2017: Loggerhead Shrike

Pierre Renault ·
Is it a small songbird or a raptor? It's actually a bit of both.
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May 28, 2019: American Bison, Keystone Gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find this bison very near the road as he traveled through rural Kansas.
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"Quirky" Lambertville: Art, Antiques and More

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits charming and historic Lambertville and found it to be an overlooked travel gem.
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Spain village opens world-record zipline

Paul Heymont ·
Spain's newest thrill ride is an 80km/h two-kilometer fall off a mountain, hanging from a wire!
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The Best Ways to Send Cash to Someone Overseas

Vap Mary ·
Sending money overseas has been made more convenient and accessible nowadays. Now that everything is digital, you just have to deposit funds to your online account, click on a few buttons on a website, and wait for the recipient to receive the cash. Western Union executed the first wire transfer, which involved telegraphs. The process required the sender to pay money to the company and wait for the operator to transmit a message to another office. Passwords and codebooks were utilized to...
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Gatorland, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Florida is home to lots of alligators, and there's probably no better place to see your fill of them in one day than at Gatorland, near Orlando
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March 10, 2016: Memorial to Berlin Wall victims, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
This Memorial to Berlin Wall victims serves as a solemn reminder of the Berlin Wall legacy.
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Venice Carnival kicks off with "Flight of the Angel"

Travel Rob ·
Venice kicks off Carnival on Sunday in front of thousands.
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NYC turns on its public WiFi system

Paul Heymont ·
NYC has turned on its first public WiFi hotspots, part of what will turn the city's under-used phonebooths into the world's largest free public network.
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Australia, part 1 - Bowerbirds in Australia's Bunya Mountains

Kirsten Hines ·
Always a scientist with an eye to detail, Kirsten shares her observations of the BowerBird's nesting and mating behavior in the Bunya mountains of Australia.
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How dumb can you be? (2)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts, as only he can, a trip to Yemen at a time when military tensions and unrest were quite high.
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A Day in Miniatur-Wunderland, Hamburg

Paul Heymont ·
One of Hamburg's biggest attractions is one of its smallest: A miniature world of trains, planes, cars and more that captivates all ages.
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Base Tendriling Travel Expenses

Shamail Tariq ·
As business travel costs nose upward, organizations are understanding that better cost-administration strategies can have any kind of effect The US. corporate travel costs soared to more than $143 billion of every 1994, as per American Express's latest study on business travel the executives. Private-area bosses spend an expected $2,484 per representative on travel and diversion, a 17 percent expansion in the course of recent years.Visit Sklite.co.uk . Corporate T&E costs, presently the...
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No Fair—but still a NY butter sculpture

Paul Heymont ·
The New York State Fair is canceled for this year, but the butter sculpture will happen anyway, via livestream.
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The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray, Virginia.

George G. ·
George G takes us along on a visit to a mecca for classic car fans, full of the ones we all wish we could have.
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Top 5 Tools you need to beautify your home

Naman S. (Guest) ·
Some tools that will help you improve the beauty and functionality of your home (sponsored content)
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In Utah, a Stairway to Heaven, or to Hell?

Paul Heymont ·
Don't look down, unless you're really into adventure. In fact, if you aren't, then literally 'don't even go there!'
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Alexander Calder at MOMA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits a very empty MOMA to see its Alexander Calder exhibit
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Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia

Paul Heymont ·
There's an emphasis on hands-on and understanding underlying principles and mechanisms at this world-famous institution, and it's super kid-friendly.
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Schuylkill County: Stepping Back in Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie spends a busy day filled with interesting sights and activities during a visit to the Pottsville area, not far from her home.
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Hillwood Estate Mansion and Gardens

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Hillwood Estate, home of Marjorie Merriweather Post.
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Mackinaw Bridge: Spanning the Straits of Mackinac

Samantha ·
The Mackinaw Bridge is currently the fifth-longest suspension bridge in the world and the longest bridge in the western hemisphere. Samantha shares her visit and some facts.
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Seattle Art Museum: A Big Small Museum

Paul Heymont ·
The Seattle Art Museum isn't one of the largest, but PHeymont found its exhibits and exhibitions fascinating and informative.
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Alberta Holocaust Memorial, Edmonton

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Holocaust memorial on the Alberta Legislative grounds, in Edmonton.
 
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