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Norwegian fish soup, with a Danish twist

In mid-June 2018, Maggie and I flew into Bergen, Norway, after spending eight delightful days in the Scottish highlands. We had booked two nights’ accommodation in the old centre of Bergen, ahead of a cruise that would take us along … Continue reading

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Cruising up the Rhine, part 4: trips ashore (days 6 and 7)

Day 6 (morning):¬†Our ship berthed close to the German town of Kehl, on the opposite side of the Rhine to the French city of Strasbourg. The latter is best known these days as the seat of the European Parliament, which … Continue reading

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Cruising up the Rhine, part 3: trips ashore (days 1 to 5)

The top reason why Maggie and I chose to go on this cruise was the program of excursions to interesting places along the route, none of which we had visited before. There was one excursion every day covered by the … Continue reading

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Cruising up the Rhine, part 2: brushing through the locks

If the volume of commercial freight traffic that we passed on the Rhine River was an interesting novelty for Maggie and me, what words can I use to adequately characterise how we felt about passing through the locks on the … Continue reading

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Cruising up the Rhine, part 1: on board

It is unlikely that Maggie and I will become ‘frequent cruisers’. Money, or the lack thereof, is one reason; ship-based touring is expensive! And we’re not the ‘boating’ type of person; not sure what that is but I do know … Continue reading

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Cruising, but only just; crazy, just crazy

Australia is a long way from both Europe and North America; our population is relatively small; and our residents can visit many parts of Asia and the Pacific for a relatively small outlay and without spending 24 hours or more … Continue reading

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