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Montenegro

Blog posts are hard to get up with limited internet. Here are some highlights from Kotor, Montenegro. The area, a stunning horseshoe harbor with sleepy towns around the ring. We took a boat tour from out of Kotor to the man made island of Our Lady of the Rocks, with a blue domed church and the town of Perast were …

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Split, Croatia…

Today we walked off the boat in Split, Croatia. Another warm and sunny day we stilled our way into town past a very large number of yachts on one side of the street (with no railing on the water side of the street) and vendors sellimg just about everything on the other side. Our first stop was really our only …

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Today was our first port on the cruise in Dubrovnik, Croatia. 2 days earlier we boarded in Civitavecchia, Italy about an hour train ride from Rome. 9 euro for the ride, a great deal. Right on schedule J got her European cold when we boarded the board and spent her sea day in bed trying to shake it. The ship …

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Roma

Our first day in Rome was a lovely, warm day, about 80 degrees and blue skies. We walked the city all day and here is what we saw: Colosseum – we started here in the morning and the line was 3 hours to get in, as expected, tons of people so we moved on to 2 churches. The first was …

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County Meath & County Clare

Continuing our circumnavigation of Ireland we headed from Northern Ireland southwest through Meath and Clare counties and hit two big sights on the way. First stop was Bru na Boinne visitor center which coordinates the Neolithic sites in the area, including Newgrange, a Neolithic passage tomb built 5000 years ago, that is 400 years before the great pyramids. At our …

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Armagh, Northern Ireland

On Friday we left the northern coast and headed to the center of Northern Ireland and the city of Armagh. But first things first, before leaving the coast we visited the Old Bushmills Distillery. Nothing says one lane roads with two way traffic like a little morning whiskey mixed in. Ok, we did not do the whiskey tasting (we did …

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Rosenburg Castle & Danish Crown Jewels

Cruising time! On Sunday we packed up our suitcases, ate our breakfast and said goodbye to the hot hostel (yay!) and headed to the cruise ship. The check in process was extremely fast and easy and we quickly checked our bags and got our room keys……but we did not get on the boat. With all of Copenhagen waiting for us …

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Spain’s National Library & Archaeology Museum

The second half of Friday involved visiting the National Library, kinda meh, but we barely read Spanish so some of it was lost on us…..   The National Archaeology Museum, pretty cool, lots of good exhibits and covered the region’s cultural development well. This┬áincluded several coin/metal hords found buried which made K’s eyes glimmer. Also tossed in a few mummies …

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More Nymphenburg Palace Pics

Now that K is awake, here are more pictures of inside Nymphenburg palace, and the garden ‘out buildings’.   We had a lovely time strolling through the expansive grounds. ┬áIn edition to all the palace bling, we saw in the park ducklings, goslings, koi swans, and hundreds of pollywogs.

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Nymphenburg Palace & Botanical Gardens

Today (Weds.) we left Salzburg and took the morning train to Munich. The ride was uneventful and we U-Bahn-ed it to our hotel by 11:00 (our room is nice but increadably small). Not even room to open 1 suitcase without putting it on the only chair- oh well it is only 2 nights. J wanted to go to the botanical …