Cologne – Köln Germany

Cologne was our next town to visit  back in 2016. We had a choice to either stay on the ship and cruise from Bonn to Cologne or take a coach to Cologne and do a tour of the Perfume Factory or a self tour. We chose to do the self tour of Cologne. Our coach …

Bonn, Beethoven and burning books!

3/8/16 Our ship docked in Bonn where we would go on a walking tour of the city. Our walk saw us go through the Hofgarten park and into the town square. I love how most European towns and cities all have a Town Square. It was still raining so you still had to be careful …

Cochem Castle Germany

4 years ago on our River Cruise our ship docked in Cochem. We were split into two groups and ours went to a wine tasting. Wine at nine does me fine! Castle at twelfths lol no rhyme sorry. It had been pouring with rain all morning. Our bus was allowed to park a bit closer …

Heidelberg Castle – Does Lightning really strike twice?

Four years ago the 3 sisters were on a Rhine cruise with APT and one of our tours was a visit to the Heidelberg Castle in Germany. Our ship was moored at Mainz and we took a bus to this magnificent place. Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany's most visited tourist spots. The castle is …

First Day in Porto for the sisters

3 flights and many hours later  we arrived safely in Porto.  Our flights from Australia were ok.  I think I actually slept a bit.  Which is not the normal for me. I flew from Melbourne to Singapore and Muriel from Perth to Singapore.  We then flew from Singapore to Frankfurt.  We had a couple of …

Somme Battlefields – Part 2

Our day wasn't over.  We would visit several more museums and cemeteries.  The magnitude of what these young men went through is overwhelming. Every corner or town square as we drove to our next stop, would be either a small cemetery or memorial to those who fought and lost their lives in this war.    …

Anzacs in the Somme Battlefields

On Sunday 11th of November 2018 marked the Anniversary of the 100th year since Germany signed the Armistice to end the Great War. It would be a few days before the guns would fall silent. It wasn't like it is today with a text or a tweet saying "the war is now over" It took …

Mainz Germany

When writing up a blog once your home you can forget things.  Well Mainz I forgot.  Sorry to any people from Mainz reading this blog.  I was going through my photos and I was like where was that picture taken.  Oops Mainz.  To be fair, I had consumed a tad too much wine over dinner.  …

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. …