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Four Days in Norway

The overnight passage from Rotterdam to Flam, our first Norwegian stop was very rough, causing us to take precautions against seasickness. Many people were unwell, but we managed! There was plenty to do on the ship. Our first stop in … Continue reading

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Rotterdam to Norway

We didn’t get to see much of Rotterdam! It was very rainy, cold and blowing a gale! Many of the attractions were closed due to the weather, though the museum was open. The weather however was against us. We did … Continue reading

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Impressions of cruising

I’m finding cruising a satisfying way to travel. Days in port provide the opportunity for organised shore excursions which have a local guide and include the highlights of a place tailored to particular interests (landscape, museums and galleries, shopping etc) … Continue reading

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Aarhus, Silkeborg and the Highland Lakes in Denmark

This was another interesting city – a mix of modern and ancient. Located on a busy container port, the city area was clean and bright. A major university town of Denmark, it is a popular place for young people to … Continue reading

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Stockholm

My tour of Stockholm was confined to the Royal Palace, the Old Town, the City Hall (the Rathaus) and the Vasa Museum. All points of interest were worth the time! The Old Town is medieval and very interesting with its … Continue reading

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More on Helsinki

This was a very quaint city. Like most of the European cities visited on this tour, it was clean and tree-lined, with much green space in the town centre and surrounds. Our guide was a retired principal of a school … Continue reading

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Sunday in Helsinki

This small city greeted us with sunshine on this Sunday morning. Like many places there were Sunday markets to enjoy, with silver jewellery, wood work, wool crafts and many other locally made goods. The smell of local street food contributed … Continue reading

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St Petersburg

Two spectacular days in St Petersburg came to a close yesterday as we sailed for Helsinki. It really felt such a privilege to be there. I feel like I need to revisit the Russian history I learned once upon a … Continue reading

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A Day in Berlin

Our shore excursion to Berlin began at 7.30am with a long drive through the countryside from Warnemunde. It was raining on and off but we saw plenty of the countryside. A dominating feature are the huge windmills – not like … Continue reading

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A Day in Berlin

Our shore excursion to Berlin began at 7.30am with a long drive through the countryside from Warnemunde. It was raining on and off but we saw plenty of the countryside. A dominating feature are the huge windmills – not like … Continue reading

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