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Entries from October 2017

More Cruising

October 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Everything is starting to run together. Lots of medieval towns, castles, cathedrals. Each is interesting in its own way, but I can’t really show that here in any way that anyone would care about. Even passing through locks is getting to be old hat. We must have done at least 5 just this afternoon. I […]

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A Viking Cruise

October 13th, 2017 · 4 Comments

We’ve done ocean cruises before, and even a couple of river cruises, but this is our first Viking river cruise. Here are come comments. There are only 190 passengers on this ship, compared to 3000 – 5000 or more on the big ocean cruise ships. That makes a big difference, and depending on your taste […]

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Vienna and Melk

October 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments

After Budapest, the next stop was Vienna, Austria. Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria, with about 1/4 of the country’s population. We opted for the walking tour “Vienna Close Up” rather than the included bus tour. We rode the subway into central Vienna and then spent about 3 hours walking around with […]

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Budapest

October 8th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ten hours from Phoenix to London on British Airways, then two and a half hours to Budapest. We arrived about 6:30 in the evening, but it was around 8:00 before we made it to the ship and settled into our room. The next day we took a tour of the city, which is really two […]

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