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. …

Safety Card –

Every time you go ashore you are handed a safety card. This card ensures that before the ship leaves the port, everyone is accounted for. Monday night  the 3 Sisters went ashore after the amazing dinner to wander around Koblenz. Beautiful town, flowers everywhere, cobblestones. Every town has a town square with cafes and restaurants …

Romantic Rhine

Our Ship was due to leave the Port of Mainz at 2pm to take us down the Romantic Rhine Valley and its Castles. We were late leaving however we did get to see the Castles. We 3 were up on the top deck, and the camera was getting a work out. Over  17 Castles in …

Heidelberg Castle -Heidelberger Schloss

Monday the 1/8/16  our ship docked in Mainz  . We had two choices today a Mainz culinary walking tour of roughly 3 hours or a visit to Heidelberg Castle and The Old Town of Heidelberg. We 3 Sisters chose the Castle. Heidelberg Castle is built on the northern slope of the Königstuhl mountain,and the views …

River Port Mannheim – Visit Speyer

On Sunday 31/7/16 our ship (not a boat yes a ship)  arrived in the River Port Mannheim.    The Freedom of Choice excursions were a guided walking tour of Speyer one of Germany's oldest towns or a visit to the Speyer Technical Museum. We 3 Sisters chose the guided town walk.  This included a visit to …