Category Archives: Cruises

Fete Nationale Fireworks Cap Off Thrilling Rouen July 14

Faith’s week with us in Rouen included July 14th, France’s national independence day, which we in the U.S. tend to call Bastille Day, but they just call it “Fete Nationale.”  We wanted to make sure that her Fete Nationale experience … Continue reading

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Wachau Valley Cruise from Melk to Krems

Therese and I spent the last two days of our August 2015 trip to Austria and Poland on a Wachau Valley Cruise from Melk to Krems, staying overnight in Krems before returning to Vienna and then home to NYC the next … Continue reading

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Lake Pichola Boat Ride Udaipur

The highlight of our second day in Udaipur – yes, even more so than our day trip to the Sas-Bahu and Eklingji Temples – was our boat ride on Lake Pichola.  I don’t have too much to say about it, … Continue reading

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Douro River Valley: cruise on Porto day two

Visiting Barao Fladgate in Porto had fired our imaginations and inspired us to see the Douro River’s legendary terraced vineyards up close.  Early on the morning of our second (and regrettably last) day in Porto, we set out on a … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Splendor of the Seas August 2011 cruise

August 15 to 26, 2011, Therese, Therese’s mom Eileen and I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise that began in Venice and visited 7 ports in the Eastern Mediterranean.  At the conclusion of the cruise, Therese and I extended our … Continue reading

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Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale: Venice for 2 days

Visiting the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and some of Venice’s other incomparable sights was the preamble to our August 2011 cruise on Royal Caribbean.  Therese, her mother Eileen and I flew into Venice, took a van … Continue reading

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Ancient Corinth, Marinos Restaurant & Nemea Wine Roads

Piraeus, Greece, the port for Athens, was the second stop on our Royal Caribbean cruise last summer.  Therese’s mom, Eileen, had the idea that instead of taking an excursion into Athens, we should hire a car to take us to … Continue reading

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