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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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Boris in Bulgaria

We woke to enjoy one of those fabulous Uniworld breakfasts before heading out to explore Bulgaria, our next stop on our Eastern European river cruise.  It looked a little grey outside so I asked the front desk attendant if rain … Continue reading

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Snagov Monastery and the Mogosoaia Palace near Bucharest, Romania

We set our bags outside the room early and then went down for an early breakfast.  We are touring the countryside near Bucharest today with stops at the Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. The Palace has a lovely setting on … Continue reading

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Bucharest, Romania

We had the breakfast buffet at the Radisson Blu. It was essentially the same food as at the Hilton, but with a nicer presentation. We saw one of the families that had been at the Hilton joined us for the … Continue reading

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Brasov, Transylvania

  In all fairness, this post should be titled Brasov, Transylvania and a conversation with Alex, a Romanian.  As our private tour continued through the day, I really felt I had the opportunity to get to know a person more … Continue reading

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Last Day of Fiji Diving

Even though it is the rainy season in Fiji, we have had fabulous diving in the Somosomo Strait between Taveuni and Vanna Leau.  The Strait is known for its beautiful soft corals and plentiful sea life.  We asked our dive … Continue reading

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A Fijian Lovo and more diving

After today’s Fiji diving in the Somosomo straight, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Fijian Lovo and entertainers from the nearby village.  A lovo is an ancient form of cooking in the earth giving the food a … Continue reading

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