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Vienna, Austria

November 3, 2019 After our previous 2 full days in Vienna, we were looking forward to returning, and we were not disappointed. After breakfast, we joined a one hour bus tour of the city around the Ringstrasse, the ring road … Continue reading

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Bratislava, Slovakia

November 2, 2019 Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city and its capital. It is only a 1 hour drive to Vienna which makes these two cities the world’s closest capitals. It is the only national capital that borders on two independent … Continue reading

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Budapest, Hungary

November 1, 2019 We were glad that we had 3 previous days in Budapest because today was a national holiday and a lot of places, including all shops except those run by families (very few) were open. Even the City … Continue reading

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River cruise starts

We are aboard the beautiful Emily Bronte and will leave Budapest tomorrow evening so have one more day to explore the city. I have heard that some people (including Norm) didn’t get the photos in the Vienna post and I … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria

October 27 and 28, 2019 We went from Prague to Vienna by train, Railjet, which is a fast train. It took us 4 hours and 10 minutes and we had good wi-fi aboard.  I even watched a movie – but … Continue reading

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Prague

October 23-27, 2019 As I posted previously, Norm accompanied me to Prague where I attended the ICF Converge 19, the International Coach Federation conference. It was a terrific couple of days with reconnecting, learning and celebrating. Here are some pictures … Continue reading

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Headed to Prague tomorrow!

I am excited to be leaving for 2019 International Coach Federation ( ICF) Converge tomorrow (my professional organization) – for the content, the networking and this year, for my induction into the ICF Circle of Distinction.  Here is the information … Continue reading

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At Sea, last day of the 2019 ATW cruise

July 4, 2019 When we meet people in the ports they always ask where our cruise is going – and when we say around the world, they are almost always shocked at that answer. It is hard to believe we … Continue reading

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

July 3, 2019 Well, sad to say, this is our last port before we reach New York. It has been an amazing trip. I will still have a post tomorrow about our Around the World cocktail party and Farewell Gala … Continue reading

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 2, 2019 Last night in Horizons, there was a Canada Day party. The entertainment team did songs by Canadian artists and the chefs made these adorable beaver cupcakes and also the traditional beaver tails.  You can see that I … Continue reading

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