Tag Archives: UNESCO

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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Ecuador ~ Fly to Quito in the High Andes

Monday, October 31st ~ Goodbye to The Galapagos, Hello to the High Andes, Ecuador Today was primarily a transition day – going from the Galapagos Islands back to the mainland. The highlight of the morning before we disembarked was a … 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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Koblenz, German Corner, Marksburg Castle

August 6th ~ Koblenz, Germany Koblenz, also spelled Coblenz, is located right on the confluence (junction) of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers in the western part of Germany. We had cruised right past this city in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Trier, Germany ~ Two Churches Being Connected Was Most Unusual

August 4th ~ Trier, Germany The ship had overnighted in Trier, so first thing this morning we headed out for a walking tour of the town. Once again the skies had opened up and we had a wet greeting, but … Continue reading

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Rüdesheim, Germany ~ Mechanical Musical Instruments, Niederwald Monument, and Castles on the Rhine

August 1st ~ Rüdesheim, Germany and Cruising the Rhine Rudesheim’s history traces back to the Roman times, as do many settlements along the Rhine River. Famous for their delicate white wines, the steep hills are completely covered in lush green vineyards. 

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Speyer, Germany ~ A UNESCO Cathedral, 1500 Liters of Wine and a Charter for the Jews

EDITORS NOTE: After a several week hiatus, that included a bit of time with family and friends, a cold that put me down for a while and a fabulous jaunt to my home town of Medford, Oregon, where I reconnected … Continue reading

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Strasbourg ~ Ramped up Security and Blockaded Bridges

July 30th ~ Strasbourg, France Strasbourg is situated on the eastern border of France with Germany and is the official seat of the European Parliament. They are the second largest port on the Rhine River after Duisburg, Germany as well as a hub … Continue reading

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Murren, water falls inside a mountain and a return to Schilthorn

July 26th ~ Murren, Switzerland Our weather improved, so we were out the door for more exploring. First a nice walk through Murren and a hike down the hill toward Gimmelwald, in the valley far below. 

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