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 … Continue reading Cologne – Köln Germany
Sitting here watching the devastating fires happening in Australia makes me realize how lucky I am. Im in my lounge room with the TV on, lap top on my lap, sun shining with a blue sky while others are on the beach or in boats shielding themselves from the smoke and flames. I have friends … Continue reading Goodby 2019 and Hello 2020
Our last afternoon in Porto. We decided to just let our feet take us around Porto. Dark rain clouds were looming so we wore our rain jackets. It was also very cold. We came across a market selling local wares and this is where the rain started falling. Porto is very hilly with most streets … Continue reading An afternoon in Porto
Have you ever thought of going on a river cruise? If not why not? You may very well change your mind once you read this. This cruise would be our fourth river cruise and our first with Scenic. From the moment we stepped on board we knew this cruise was going to be amazing. This … Continue reading A River Cruise, Why Not!
I should have read the brochure properly. In 2016 when in Paris and had a morning sightseeing tour of Paris, our coach stopped many times for loo (Australian for toilet, bathroom )stops, coffee stops and opportunity to take photos. This time we were whizzed around the sites of Paris, look left look right, it … Continue reading Panoramic Sightseeing Tour of Paris & River Cruise
Waking up on the Friday with mixed emotions. We had been on this ship for 7 days, it was like home away from home. The crew had looked after our every whim, always with a smile on their face. Our housekeeper especially. He lives in Malaysia, has a wife and 2 very young children, however, … Continue reading Goodbye Cruise Hello Paris
The come back was quick from the Captain to my sister Paula, when she said to him"What a lovely boat!" "Its a Ship not a boat!" he said to her. The look of indignation on his face. Paula mumbled "sorry" and quickly took off so she could tell us. I can see it so clearly … Continue reading Its a Ship!
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 … Continue reading Safety Card –
On the Friday when we arrived on the ship we chatted to some people who had just finished a cruise. They told us about the Chefs Table, an exclusive dinner for only about 24 people. We booked the dinner for the Monday night of our cruise. Wow...we arrived at 7pm, to be greeted with an … Continue reading Chefs Table
I am going to get a bit serious here! When we joined the cruise at Basel, apart from the 3 Sisters and Tania, Peter and Luke, most of the group had already been on a cruise up the Rhone through France. They had been together for 11 days with the Cruise Director. Not sure what … Continue reading Are we famous yet?