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New York City ~ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 6th The Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka The Met was originally opened in 1872. Seeded by an art collection owned by John Taylor Johnston, a railroad executive, they quickly outgrew their original location on 5th Avenue. Today the enormous … Continue reading

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Mexico – Lunch with the Mennonites

Tuesday, April 11th – Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico We knew we had another long day on the bus today and Manuel advised us that he would love to leave a bit earlier if possible. Our congenial group was all loaded … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Canals, Van Gogh, Cheese and Windmills of Zaandam

August 8th ~ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Did you know that Amsterdam is a conurbation? Well, I learned one more term today. In case you too need a little help with that one, it means that she is:

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Cologne ~ From the Magnificent Cathedral to a Chocolate Factory

August 7th ~ Cologne, Germany Cologne is a big city metropolis compared to the smaller bergs we have been visiting. It ranks number 4 in size in Germany with a population of around one million inhabitants, behind Berlin, Hamburg and … Continue reading

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Colmar ~ Straddling Germany and France with its own Little Venice

July 29th ~ Colmar, France Departing from Basel, and leaving Switzerland behind, our ship next docked in Breisach, Germany but our tour was to Colmar, France. I think that amounted to three countries in less than 24 hours. 

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Murren sits on the side of a cliff, Schilthorn towers high above

July 25th ~ Murren, Switzerland First a little more about Murren. It basically sits on the side of a cliff overlooking a large valley far below. We took a cable car and then a small train to get from the … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Prague, Czech Republic

Visiting in June 2014, we instantly had a love affair. Click here to find out my 12 reasons why I fell in love with Prague. 

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The Broad Museum ~ The Veil and the Vault

February 12th ~ Los Angeles, California Los Angeles has a brand new museum – The Broad Just opening in September 2015, it is the latest “Must See” attraction for both locals and visitors to the City of Angeles. Reservations can … 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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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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