Gilded Paris

On our first day in Paris at the start of our two-week+ November vacation in France, we managed to drag our sleep-deprived bodies (and heavy suitcases) onto the train from Charles de Gaulle airport headed to the center of Paris. After a short walk from the Saint-Michel Notre Dame Metro stop to our hotel on … Continue reading Gilded Paris

Trois Bisous

This is a belated first post from this year’s trip to Europe. As noted before, we are incapable of creating our blog posts in anything close to real time. I guess that’s because we’re too busy each night catching up with Facebook and email to sit down to go through our pictures and write up … Continue reading Trois Bisous

Cologne: Cathedral, Christmas Market, Kölsch and Carnival Craziness

We experienced Cologne as one of the stops on our November 2016 Viking River Cruises Rhine Getaway trip from Amsterdam to Basel. The weather had changed from our relatively sunny Kinderdijk stop the day before to a slightly drizzly and definitely foggy day. Cologne Cathedral was the first stop on our city tour. This video … Continue reading Cologne: Cathedral, Christmas Market, Kölsch and Carnival Craziness