Category Archives: Festivals

Vienna: Back Where We Started

Tuesday evening, December 12, we arrived back in Vienna where we began our trip on November 30.  A lot of water has flowed down the Danube since then and we have been fortunate to have been floating down with it. … Continue reading

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A Bavarian Christmas Experience

Last night, December 10, our already long day wasn’t over until we had gone out to a farm to experience a Bavarian Christmas.  The drive from the ship was about 40 minutes through the countryside.  Of course, it was dark, … Continue reading

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Nürnberg: First Impressions

We (all twelve of us) arrived in Nürnberg at 12:27 p.m. on a train from Munich.  What a group. Twelve people and at least twenty-four assorted pieces of luggage.  Craziness.  After only a few misturns, we found taxis and were … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Day: December 6th

As we entered the dining room for breakfast at the Munich City Hilton, we were each given a large foil-covered chocolate St. Nicholas.  Turns out that in Germany, December 6th is St. Nicholas’s Day.  Who knew?  Not me, obviously. I … Continue reading

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Vienna: Day 4 – Pastry and Palaces

  Because I have fallen way behind on my desire to visit one Viennese coffee house each day of our trip, we began our Monday with a stop at Café Central for a bite of breakfast.  Michael, Dave and Claire … Continue reading

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Wilkommen to Vienna

I hate it when I start seeing Christmas merchandise and decorations before Halloween.  I strongly dislike it when I see Christmas merchandise and decorations before Thanksgiving.  But I LOVE it when I see all things Christmas in December.  And I … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 6 – This is the End, This is the End, My Friend

Our last full day in Munich.  What to do before we have to begin the inevitable packing and looking homeward? We all agreed that we should start the day with cappuccini and pastries at our local bakery.  Why change a … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 1 – Getting Our Bearings

Or, in other words: How do we get to the Oktoberfest grounds from our apartment?  Obviously, we found a way; and it was so simple I feel certain that we will retrace our route at least one more time while … Continue reading

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Holi Guacamole

It’s so hard to know what to write about when I have been out of wifi range for several days. So much happens on every single day of these trips it is easy to be working on overload. I think … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Seven: The Walking is Finished

Thursday night was the last night of our Inntravel itinerary.  Therefore, Friday was another walking-free day.  But it was an active day, nonetheless.  Michael and I had to get to Siena to pick up our rental car, which will be … Continue reading

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