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Dr. Jimbob's Lame Travel Page

Hi. This is my lame travel page. Sorry that it's really lame right now, because I haven't gotten around to putting anything in it yet. But check back some time soon; there may be something interesting to see (essays and pictures and links, oh my!) some time real soon!

Contents of this section:

  • China, Hongkong, and Taiwan
  • Italy
  • Spain

  • Bookmarks: General Travel Information
  • Bookmarks: Chicago and New Orleans
  • Bookmarks: Canada and Argentina
  • Bookmarks: China and East Asia
  • Bookmarks: Italy and Spain
  • Bookmarks: France and the United Kingdom
  • Bookmarks: Turkey


  • Photo blog: Portugal (October 2008)
  • Where relevant, all links are to English-language sites, because in general, their English is better than my Chinese, Italian, Spanish, etc. Other foreign language links are also usually available.

    General Travel Links

  • Amtrak (US trains)
  • Greyhound (US buses)
  • Peter Pan (US buses)
  • European Travel Commmission
  • Rail Europe fares and schedules
  • Subway systems around the world
  • Subways and Light Rail around the world
  • Urban Rail (subways only)
  • Light Rail Transit Association list of light rail and subway sites


  • CDC Travel Health Page
  • Currency conversion
  • Tips on travel insurance
  • International Time Zones
  • Logos International Dictionaries
  • Radio Station Database(searchable by location or for unused frequencies)
  • Travlang's Multilingual Dictionaries
  • US Department of State travel page
  • World Weather Information Service
  • BBC Weather Centre
  • Weather.com World Search
  • Free Wireless Internet Hotspots
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    Bargain Hunting and Travel Guides

  • Booking.com
  • Kayak Explore (see where you can go from a given origin with price estimates)
  • Orbitz.com
  • Priceline.com


  • Arounder.com (stunningly beautiful QTVR panoramas in major European cities)
  • CIA World Factbook
  • Columbus World Travel Guide (destination info, climate, health)
  • HomeAdvisor Local Guides and Histories
  • Let's Go Travel Guides
  • Rick Steves's Europe
  • Rough Guides
  • TimeOut (city and country guides)
  • Trip Advisor (reviews of hotels etc.)
  • Via Michelin (European maps, Green Guide, weather)
  • Yahoo!Travel
  • Chicago-Related Links

    Tourism, Travel, and Listings
  • City of Chicago official site
  • Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
  • State of Illinois Bureau of Tourism
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Reader (arts listings)
  • Chicago Transit Authority ("L" and Commuter Rail)

    Museums and Places to Visit
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • A range of background links for the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
  • Museum of Science and Industry

    Entertainment
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Buddy Guy's Legends
  • Chicago B.L.U.E.S.
  • Kingston Mines

    Shopping
  • Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (guide to the Magnificent Mile)
  • Marshall Field's on State Street
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Powell's Bookstores Chicago
  • Prairie Avenue Bookshop (really nifty architecture bookshop)
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    New Orleans-Related Links

    Tourism, Travel, and Listings
  • City of New Orleans official site

  • (includes the Vieux Carré Historical Commission)
  • New Orleans official tourism site
  • New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Louisiana Dept of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune (news and listings)
  • Gambit Weekly (arts listings)
  • New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

    Entertainment
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Snug Harbor

  • The Gumbo Pages
    Chuck Taggart's labor of love pages on all things Louisiana, including recommended activities in New Orleans, an index of Louisiana recipes, and a set of links on Cajun culture.
  • Canada Related Links

  • Canadian Tourism Commission (official site)
  • Air Canada
  • Rail Canada
  • Greyhound Canada (bus lines)

    Official Province Tourism Sites
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec

    Official City Tourism Sites
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
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    Argentina related links

  • Argentina Secretariat of Tourism
  • US State Department Argentina Post Report
  • Media Argentina(English language news and links)

    Buenos Aires
  • City of Buenos Aires official site
  • Buenos Aires official tourism site
  • Buenos Aires Herald(English language newspaper)
  • Metrovías (subway)
  • Metropolitano (commuter rail)
  • China-Related Links

  • AsiaSoft (Chinese language software)
  • Beijing City Edition
  • ChiMed (Chinese Medicine scholars)
  • Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
  • Hong Kong Tourist Association
  • Muzi.net (news, travel, movies)
  • Taiwan Economic and Cultural Offices in the USA
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau
  • American Institute in Taiwan
  • U.S. Embassy in Beijing
  • Zhongwen.com (on-line etymologic dictionary)
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    East Asia-Related Links

  • Japan Railways

  • Southeast Asia Culture & Info
  • Thailand Tourism Authority
  • Italy-Related Links

  • Italian National Tourist Board
  • Italian Government Tourist Board-North America
  • In Italy.com
  • Italian Museums on-line
  • Trenitalia (national rail system)
  • Weather and Maps for all of Italy

    Florence
  • About Florence
  • City of Florence official site
  • Firenze.net
  • Florence art guide
  • Florence art museums
  • Galleria degli Uffizi

    Rome
  • ATAC (Rome public transportation)
  • City of Rome official site
  • Google directory: Rome travel guides
  • Rome Tourism Board official site
  • Italy Daily Rome page (includes nifty links for shopping, restaurants, museum and Metro info)
  • Times of London on shopping in Rome
  • Churches of Rome (Chris Nyborg)
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Galleria Borghese
  • Galleria Doria Pamphilij
  • Vatican Museums
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    Spain-Related Links

  • International Tourism Office
  • Ideal Spain
  • Paradors (state-run hotel system in historic buildings)
  • RENFE (national rail system)
  • Tour España (official tourism site)

    Andalucía
  • Andalucía.org (official tourism site)
  • Andalucía.com (unofficial site; a bit more fluent in English)
  • Alhambra (official web site)
  • Consejo Regulador de Vinos de Jerez
  • Manzanilla Sherry home page

    Madrid
  • City of Madrid official site
  • Madrid Metro
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • France-Related Links

  • France Guide (official tourist site)
  • French National Monuments
  • Curiositel.com (guide to professions of arts and decoration in France)
  • SNCF (national rail system)


  • Paris
  • City of Paris Official Web Site (includes a list of free Wi-Fi spots in Paris.)
  • Paris Tourism Office
  • The Paris Pages
  • Paris Hotels
  • RATP (Paris public transportation)
  • Bike paths of Paris
  • Paris Museum Pass and Guide
  • Louvre Museum
  • Médiathèque Musicale Mahler
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Berthillon
  • Boulangerie Paul
  • La Tour d'Argent


  • Paris Shopping
  • Open markets of Paris
  • A list of stores in Paris
  • Le Bazaar de l'Hôtel de Ville
  • Le Bon Marché
  • FNAC
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Marché aux Puces de Paris-Saint-Ouen
  • Printemps
  • La Samaritaine
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

  • La Flûte de Pan (sheet music)
  • Le Jacquard Français
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    United Kingdom-Related Links

  • Visit Britain (official tourist site)
  • UK Railway Companies

    London
  • Visit London (official tourist site)
  • LondonTown.com
  • Transport for London (public transportation including the Tube)
  • National Gallery, London
  • Tate Gallery
  • London Theatre Guide
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Tour of historical London pubs

  • An anthropologist's guide to British pub etiquette
  • Turkey-Related Links

  • Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism (official tourist site)
  • Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • Turkey Travel Planner (Tom Bresnahan's impressively thorough site)
  • Istanbul Official City Guide
  • Istanbul Metropolitan City Government Tourism Guide


  • Expat Sites
  • MyMerhaba: Expat Community Web Portal in Turkey
  • Turkish American Cultural Society of New England


  • Travel Companies
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Onur Air
  • Ulusoy (bus)
  • Istanbul Metro System
  • Sailing Cruises in Comfort (gület boat Aegean cruises)
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    Last updated: January 31, 2017 by James C.S. Liu

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