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London 2013: From Stonehenge to the Isle of Avalon

It took an hour an a half to get to Stonehenge from London and after our 45 minute stay there we drove for another hour and a half to our next stop — Glastonbury Tor,  a high hill crowned with … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Six (Part One): The Canals of Amsterdam

A little less than a thousand years ago some people decided to build a dam on the Amstel River and soon a little fishing village was born around this dam. After a generation or two the village grew into a … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Five (Part Three): Outside the Cologne Cathedral (Kolner Dom)

It stopped raining during our visit inside the Cologne Cathedral and so I was able to walk around comfortably and take a few photos of the western and southern facades of the building. After lunch the Felicity departed for the … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Four (Part Three): Koblenz

The Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site begins at Rudesheim and ends 65 kilometers downstream where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet at Koblenz. We counted castles and listened to Dragan, our cruise director, narrate the legend of … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Three: Mainz

On Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012 we found ourselves in Mainz, another 2000 year-old city with a 1000 year-old cathedral. Mainz was a little different than the other cities we visited so far. Its cathedral isn’t as tall as Strasbourg’s … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two (afternoon): Heidelberg

On Tuesday afternoon, May 15th,  my wife and I split up for the first and only time during the cruise. I decided to go on the bus for the History and Castle Ruins tour while Bee joined the shoppers of … Continue reading

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We’re back from our May 2012 Vacation in Europe

The jet lag is over and it is now time to start posting. So here’s a preview of the photos and stories I will be posting over the next several weeks. Switzerland We flew from San Francisco to Frankfurt and … Continue reading

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Our 2012 Travel Plans

I haven’t been posting much these past few weeks because all of my spare time has been spent on our travel plans for next year. The research is just about complete now; so everything will be back to normal soon. … Continue reading

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