Red Light Area – De Wallen – Amsterdam

Our last night on the cruise would be in Amsterdam.  Our cruise director had told us that if we wanted to he would take us on a tour of the Red Light Area.  So at 9.15 about 40 people all crowded into the reception area of the ship. He gave us a few tips on …

Organic Dutch Dairy Farm

Our next stop after the windmills was to visit an organic dairy Farm.   We were shown the workings of an organic dairy farm.  On the farms the cows are in huge sheds for most of the year due to the weather.  Today they were out feeding on the lush grass. In the background of …

Daily Prompt: Jump At The Chance!

via Daily Prompt: Jump Never in my most wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would get the opportunity to go on a cruise up the Rhine and spend time in Paris with my 2 sisters. It would have to be the most amazing 2 weeks I have ever had.  Spending time with those you …

Dutch Windmills

Woke up this morning to realise our cruise is nearly over.  By lunch time our ship will have docked in Amsterdam.  Amsterdam is the capital of the county known as the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Holland, as many believe the country is called, is the name of 2 provinces within the Netherlands: North Holland and …

Daily Prompt: Together

via Daily Prompt: Together   Doing a trip Together with my 2 Sisters would have to be the highlight of my year! We traveled to Europe and did a river cruise together and then spent some time in Paris. Did we fight? NO  We had the best time ever and it brought us 3 closer …

Red Lipstick

Tonight is the Captains Farewell.  Our cruise is nearly over.  Tomorrow we will be in Amsterdam, then onto Paris, then home. My sister Paula always wore gorgeous red lipstick, Channel Rouge Allure. Paula looked amazing. Me, I hardly wore makeup maybe a touch of powder or a bit of lippy but nothing bright. I was …

Daily Prompt: Fragile

via Daily Prompt: Fragile Have you ever woken up some days and just feel like your body is about to break into pieces from the pain that torches every single part of you? The pain is torture and your body is so fragile that a single touch can send shock waves through every inch.  Breathing …

Cologne – Koln

Cologne was our next town to visit.  Our ship left Bonn and made its way up the Rhine to Cologne.  We 3 sisters decided to go on the coach from Bonn to Cologne instead of the ship.  It only took 20 minutes on the coach.  We then could explore this wonderful place at our leisure. …

Bonn- Germany

3/8/16 Today our ship docked in Bonn. We 3 Sisters had chosen the Bonn Sightseeing walk. A short walk through Hofgarten park and into the town square. I love how the European towns all have a Town Square or market place. It was still raining so you still had to be careful on the cobblestones. …

Reichsburg Castle – Cochem

2/8/16 - Tuesday After all the wine tasting we were taken by mini coaches up to Reichsburg Castle.  It was still pouring with rain and our guide and Tour Director advised us to be very careful.  Cobblestones when wet are very slippery and dangerous.  To make it worse the entrance to the Castle is a …