Monthly Archives: July 2015

France ~ Farmers still on strike making it a BIG challenge to get around

Thursday, July 23rd ~ Normandy area of France (part 1 of our day) Well, the farmers are still on strike which is making it all the more challenging for us to get around. It is causing a nightmare for Uniworld … Continue reading

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France ~ Normandy Beaches revisited

Wednesday, July 22 ~ Normandy Beaches, Northern France We have experienced unrest a couple of times on our travels including protests in Thailand and a rally in Ireland. In case you have not seen it in the news, the farmers … Continue reading

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France ~ Rouen, it was love at first sight!

Tuesday, July 21st ~ Rouen, France I knew nothing about Rouen, and it has never been on my radar screen or wish list. What a glorious and wonderful surprise she turned out to be! First of all, where is Rouen? … Continue reading

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France ~ Giverny, Monet’s Gardens and Home, Les Andelys, Chateau Gaillard, Rouen

Monday, July 20th ~ Uniworld River Cruise, Seine River, France What a full, scenic, enjoyable, active, gluttonous, fantastic day! I can’t begin to tell you how much we are enjoying our Uniworld River Cruise. The service has been exemplary, the … Continue reading

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Paris ~ Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Eiffel Tower

Saturday, July 18th ~ Paris, France First, I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my sister, Jan. Looking forward to spending more time with her later this summer when we get to celebrate at my nephews wedding … Continue reading

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Paris ~ A day in pictures

Friday, July 17th ~ Paris, France We wrapped up our Gate 1 tour today with an included city tour. Several of these pictures were snapped through the bus window, so the quality is not quite up to snuff with some … Continue reading

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Belgium ~ A long anticipated return to Brugge

Thursday, July 16th ~ Brugge, Belgium Thirty plus years ago I took one of those “Tuesday it must be Belgium”, fly through a dozen countries in as many days, kind of tours. London, plus a few days in Ireland, a … Continue reading

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Belgium ~ Mussels in Brussels, Atomium and the Grand Place

Wednesday, July 15th ~ Belgium We are leaving for dinner shortly, but I wanted to show the highlights from our brief stop in Brussels. Only having 4 hours here is almost criminal, but sadly that was all our tour allowed. Since … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Canal Boats, Making Cheese and Clogs, Volendam

Tuesday, July 14th ~ Amsterdam and Volendam We have officially started our Gate 1 tour. The Ramada Apollo Hotel offered up a decent buffet breakfast which is included in our stay. It is always nice to start the day with … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Anne Frank House

Monday, July 13th ~ Amsterdam Everyone had warned us about the LONG lines to get into the Anne Frank House. Our hotel encouraged us to go first thing in the morning or suffer the consequences which would probably translate into … Continue reading

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