Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tirana, Albania ~ Our next Gate 1 tour begins

Wednesday April 30th ~ Tirana, Albania Tim and I arrived in Albania on Monday afternoon to rainy, soggy conditions.  I had a cold that was fast settling into my chest producing an obnoxious cough.  I had booked one early night … Continue reading

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So what is next on our travel agenda?

Sunday April 27th – Munich, Germany Our river cruise is now officially over.  Yesterday was supposed to be spent in Nuremberg, but with the long bus rides and still fighting to get over my cold I chose to take it … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News – Our cruising ends early

Friday, April 25th – In Germany, stuck on the Danube… The original itinerary for our river trip was to cruise from Passau to Regensburg on Thursday night.  Then have a full day in Regensburg on Friday and that evening sail … Continue reading

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We start the day in Austria and end it in Germany

Thursday April 24th –  Celebrating our 22nd anniversary with an optional full day trip to Salzburg. I got behind in writing my blog with lousy Internet service here on the boat.  Some of the days have run together for me … Continue reading

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Austria ~ Dürnstein, Wachau Valley, Melk

Wednesday April 23rd ~ Austria – Another very long and scenic day… Dürnstein Now we are talking!  This was one of the first places that we have fallen in love with as soon as we walked off the boat.  A tiny … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria ~ City Tour, Schönbrunn Palace, Viennese Classical Concert

Tuesday April 22 ~Vienna, Austria Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria.  Known locally as Wien, it has a population of approximately 1.75 million people.  The city center has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When … Continue reading

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Bratislava, Slovakia ~ charmed and amused us

Monday April 21st, Bratislava, Slovakia Slovakia became Europe’s youngest country when they gained their independence from the Czech Republic in 1993. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, has a population of just under 1/2 a million people and is their … Continue reading

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Going through a lock on a river boat

Monday April 21st – Danube River Lock Transit Going through the lock system on a river boat is quite interesting.  I took several pictures (because that is what I do (big grin)) to show the procedure.  It had started to … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music ~ A tour of our river boat

Sunday, April 20th, Danube River Cruise I have been looking forward to our river cruise for weeks.  We have only taken one other river cruise and that was about 5-6 years ago.  We went from Moscow to St. Petersburg.  I … Continue reading

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Saying viszontlátásra to Budapest and jó napot to our Danube Cruise

Sunday April 20, Budapest, Hungary ~ Happy Easter! The rest of our time in Budapest was pretty low-keyed.  We did a fair bit of walking on Citadel Hill which affords a magnificent view over the Danube.  It is also where you … Continue reading

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