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Budapest Revisited

Because of the problem with my foot we were unable to participate in some of the cool tours that Uniworld is offering as alternatives to the panoramic tour.  You could go on a walking tour of the city, including the … Continue reading

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Budapest from the Danube-a tour in pictures by day and night

Budapest has been one of my favorite cities in Europe for many years now after Boris suggested we visit with Rocky on a self-directed land tour of Vienna, Prague, and Budapest.  Prague had been as amazing as I had hoped … Continue reading

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Vukovar and Osijek, Croatia

Today we reach another country in our westerly river trek on the Danube, Croatia.  We are docked at Vukovar (wolf) on the border with Serbia and the site of great destruction during the Yugoslav wars.  The 87-day siege of the … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia in a Yugo

During our afternoon in Belgrade, Serbia, the cruise line is offering an optional tour to visit the city as the capital of Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists.  The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was established in the 1920s.  After World … Continue reading

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Belgrade, Serbia

Today we are docked at Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, at the intersection of the Danube and Sava Rivers.  Serbia was part of the former Slavic nation of Yugoslavia and the dominate region in Yugoslavia.  Belgrade was the capital for … Continue reading

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The Iron Gates on the Danube

Today is one of scenic beauty as we cruise the Iron Gates, a series of gorges in the Danube River that separates Romania and Serbia.  Yes, Natasha is about a gain another country.  This is the longest series of gorges … Continue reading

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A Rock Castle in Bulgaria

Today we are docking in Vidin, Bulgaria on the Danube.  We have two touring options, both included with our cruise.  You can take your passport, cross a bridge back into Romania, and go to a cultural center with food and … Continue reading

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