Monthly Archives: February 2020

New Year’s in Paris

Boris, who has worked hotel and airline points for decades before the rest of us caught on, announced that he had two free nights at a hotel plus additional Hilton points and that we were going to Paris for New … Continue reading

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The End to the Christmas Market Cruise in Basel, Switzerland

Today we are in Basel, Switzerland on the Rhine River where Switzerland, Germany, and France meet.  In fact some of the city’s suburbs are in these other countries.  They speak their own dialect of German here.  It is the country’s … Continue reading

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The Christmas Season in Strasbourg, France

Today we will be visiting Strasbourg, France which sits right on the border of France and Germany.  In fact, due to tax benefits many of the people that work in the city live across the bridge in Germany.  They have … Continue reading

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A castle and Christmas markets in Heidelberg, Germany

Today we have a day-long trip into Heidelberg to visit the castle and Christmas Markets.  Its a familiar ride given my summer visit here.  You go through the industrial areas before reaching one of the most fairytale-like cities in Germany. … Continue reading

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Eberbach Abbey, Rudesheim, and Wiesbaden Germany

There was an early buffet dinner this evening to accommodate those wanting to go to the Christmas Market in the evening and for the group of us that wanted to take an optional tour to Kloster Eberbach in nearby Eltville. … Continue reading

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The German Corner and Castles on the Rhine

Our second full day of the Christmas market cruise began with a stop at the German Corner where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet.  The landscape is dominated by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on one side of the Rhine and the Statute … Continue reading

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Christmas in Cologne

Once again I was off on an river cruise adventure to the Christmas Markets.  The itinerary is actually the same as one I did in the summer.  This was to be my market trip with my sister Emma.  We had … Continue reading

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