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Trip: Europe 2009

There are [32] stories from my trip: Europe 2009

Tallinn, Estonia

ESTONIA | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [374] | Comments [1]

In only 18 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia has made enormous strides toward westernization.   We broke from our norm and joined a bus/walking tour today, and had a wonderful guide chock full of fun tidbits.   Estonia’s ports are ... Read more >


PORTUGAL | Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Views [899] | Comments [1]

Warnemünde, Germany, is a delightful port town on the north coast of Germany, on the east side of the Danish peninsula.   Initially, we took the train south to Rostock, which we thought was a larger town with more sights.   But after looking around ... Read more >


DENMARK | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Views [466] | Comments [3]

Today we were in Copenhagen.   Walking from the ship into town, took about 1 hour.   On the way we passed by the Little Mermaid and stopped to shoot a few photos.   It was a very nice walk, picturesque, quiet and good exercise.   We went by all ... Read more >

Rotterdam and Gouda

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [708] | Comments [6]

Arrived in Rotterdam this morning around 7:30, disembarked at 8:30 and headed for the central train station.  We are docked right across the river from the hotel we stayed in while last in Rotterdam attending the Banjer Boat show (see photo). We took ... Read more >

What is this tree? #2

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [633] | Comments [14]

Spain, France, and England

FRANCE | Sunday, 10 May 2009 | Views [604] | Comments [1]

Day 13 – Bilbao, Spain.               Bilbao is the port city for the Basque country, and we found the area surprisingly large and thriving.   We took a bus into the old part of the city (past the Guggenheim Museum), then walked around for ... Read more >

What is this tree? #1

SPAIN | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [629] | Comments [12]


PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [556] | Comments [1]

First day in Lisbon was great!   We arrived around 2 pm and set out immediately to explore.   Walked into town following our map and found the gates with no problem.   The architecture is wonderful, very varied and stretches across the ages.   ... Read more >

Almost to Lisbon!

PORTUGAL | Monday, 4 May 2009 | Views [525]

We are finally getting close to the continent.   Only a few more hours to go and we’ll be finished with our “crossing”.   All in all, it wasn’t too bad.   We kept busy at the casino and going to the shows.   We read our books, ate and spent lots ... Read more >

Gallery: Boat trip Europe 2009

DENMARK | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Day 8, landing in the Azores - Ponta Delgada

PORTUGAL | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [828] | Comments [5]

We finally hit the port around 10:30 this morning and ran to the gangway.  It was wonderful to walk around and see the old buildings and skinny streets.  We sent a postcard to Ethan as promised :)  We stuck to the downtown area, didn't wander too far ... Read more >

Day 1 through 7.....on the Eurodam

USA | Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | Views [723] | Comments [2]

Aboard the Eurodam:   Day 2 and some of 3 We actually woke up at a decent hour this morning…an announcement came over the loud speaker calling “Bright Star, Lido deck”.   Since that is the place we all gather to eat it could only mean trouble for ... Read more >

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