Category Archives: Europe

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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Cobh/Cork, Ireland

June 24, 2019 Last time we were in Cobh, we went to the Titanic Museum. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic before it sailed into the Atlantic.  We did the whole Titanic experience last , from … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland

June 23, 2019 Well, readers, I found out how fast things will post when I didn’t add the pictures yet!  Apologies for the Liverpool notification, I quickly deleted it and then added the photos. I am catching up on three … Continue reading

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 22, 2019 Here we are in the furthest northern spot that we have been all this trip!  It stays light here until almost 11 PM. Our tour to the Giants Causeway isn’t leaving until 1:15 PM today so we … Continue reading

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Liverpool, UK

June 21, 2019 Welcome to the summer solstice.  Here in this area of the world, the sun comes up at 4:43 and sets at 9:44!  So at 10 PM it is still pretty light out. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Southampton, UK

June 19, 2019 Yesterday we were at sea and we had a cooking demonstration by 2 guest chefs – a Paul Bocuse chef, Francesco Santini  (on the right in the picture) and the corporate executive chef at Oceania, Franck Garanger.  … Continue reading

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