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Apr 28, 2016 - Frankfurt

Hello from Frankfurt! Well we have decided that international air service is a much better deal than domestic, however, we dream of one day being able to sit "at the front of the plane" - lol, After an interesting drive to the hotel, we enjoyed our first European coffee while waiting for our room to be ready. These people know how to make a good coffee! After spending the afternoon walking around the downtown and visiting a few restaurants and shops, we returned to the hotel and crashed for a few hours. Tomorrow will be an early day as we...

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Dec 22, 2015 - End of Act One

My dad used to have any number of amusing statements suitable for all occasions. One of his favorites was "Write when you find work." He was also fond of "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." After three nights in Frankfurt, I hear my dad asking, "Resting up for the big push?" My answer would be yes. We have an overnight flight to Delhi this evening. It will be a tough transition from Europe to Asia. We have no illusions about the culture shock we'll encounter starting with the airport. We're already taking malaria medication...

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Dec 19, 2015 - Mosch Mosch, Wash World, and other cultural highlights

As underwhelming as Heidelberg is generally, we did enjoy our stay. Hotel Pension Schmitt was quiet, clean, and well located. The city is walkable. Sad to say the local T-Mobile guys could not help us bypass Mo's voice mail password. Voice mail while roaming requires a password, which she had not set up. So, if you leave a message, you'll get a call in March. The train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt was standing room only. It figured the last weekend before Christmas would be busy. Fortunately, Mo snagged us seats. I noticed that we were in...

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Sep 18, 2015 - We Made it to Frankfurt, Germany

We made it to Frankfurt with no delays. Found out we didn't need international drivers license. Got a diesel station wagon for rental car ( cheaper gas prices) that came with GPS. Tips of the day: 1. Make sure rental car company switches GPS to English and shows you how to use it. Took us an hour to figure out how to use it!!!

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Sep 5, 2015 - A really interesting week in Vienna

Austria Hello everyone On Sunday 30th August we flew from Warsaw to Vienna and looked forward to a week on our own before we were to embark on our second tour of the trip being the Tauck Germany Tour. Whereas Poland was generally in the mid 20s temperature wise we struck a very hot period in Vienna. It was well in the 30’s for the week which was the end of their summer. The previous summer had been a poor one whereas this summer was extremely hot and dry in Vienna. We would see that later in the week with crop failures through heat and lack...

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Averill and James

Aug 11, 2015 - Cruising the Main...

Rudesheim, Germany Today was a full day of cruising on the picturesque Main (pronounced mine). There were plenty of fortified towns with towering cathedrals, green valleys with vineyards on impossible slopes, and evidence of local people enjoying themselves swimming, bicycling, camping and fishing. We also had a visit from a traditional glassblower who gave us a glassblowing demonstration and a great laugh with some of his commentary. Karl was marvelous. Besides being very entertaining, he was a skilled craftsman,has worked with renowned...

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European Adventure

Jul 24, 2015 - Hann Munden

Friday, July 24th. Saturday. July 25 We are on our way to the Rhine Valley. We are grateful to a couple from Norway who stopped to chat. Bill commented on their dog, which turned out to be a Yorky from Korea. It was unusual in its colouring – greys and whites. Cute little thing. Bill had mentioned where we were going and it was a 6 hour drive without stops. They mentioned you must stop just north of Kassel at a little village called Hann Munden where there is a beautiful campground. With no other directions than the town name off we...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Last Update Germany

We were up very early this morning, we took Vickie and Sam to the Frankfurt Airport for an early flight. We had a wonderful time with them over the last three weeks. We miss them very much. :-( We are getting ready for our flight to Milan, Italy on Sunday. We will be going to the World Expo in Milan and exploring a different part of Italy and parts of Switzerland. We are still planning where we will go after Italy, probably a week or two in Ireland before heading back home in the United States. I am adding pictures that didn’t make the...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Frankfurt Airport

We had a very exciting day, we picked Vickie and Sammy up at Frankfurt Airport. This was our first time driving to this huge airport. I worked the GPS directing Jerry every move. We made it there without any problems but we did have a few traffic delays. It took us over 3 hours to get there, but we still made it in time for their arrival. The car we rented is huge, they gave us a limo type Ford vehicle, it is so large I was afraid it would not fit in the garage parking, I was right. We had to circle around the airport and go outside and...

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Jun 12, 2015 - Day 34 - Rudesheim and Rhine Valley

Day 34 - Friday 12th June, 2015 - Rudesheim and Rhine Valley Today we sailed down the last kilometres of the Main River and entered The Rhine River while we still sleeping. We were very close to Frankfurt and listened to and watched the planes approaching for landing two by two - Frankfurt Airport must have two runways in parallel. Our berth was at Rudesheim, about 300m walk from town and opposite a park with the usual walk/bikeway running beside the river. A mini-train (tractor driven) picked us up and we headed off to the quaint extremely...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jun 10, 2015 - Day 32 - Würzberg and Rothenburg

Day 32 - Wednesday 10th June, 2015 - Würzberg and Rothenburg Time is now 10:33pm and we are slowly working our way towards another lock. The marker we just passed tells me that we have 219km to go till we leave the Main River and start our voyage down the Rhine River. This day has been fairly full on. Left by coaches for a quick trip to the centre of Wurzberg (only 10mins drive). Had a tour guide walk of the town and a look over the Residence of the former Prince Bishops, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there we ambled down to the...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jun 9, 2015 - Wurzburg Germany

The baroque Bishops' Residenz of Wurzburg is one of Germany's largest and most ornate palaces. This former residence of the Wurzburg prince-bishop was designed by architect Balthasar Neumann and built over a 70-year period, beginning in 1720. Both the massive reception staircase and overhead ceiling are considered masterpieces of design, made even more impressive by the Venetian artist Giambattista Tiepolo's stunning "Four Continents" ceiling fresco. We saw several of the building's ornate rooms, each representing a different style...

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