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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, a postcard perfect city known for its medieval architecture, sits on Lake Lucerne surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland’s Alps. It is the most populated town in central Switzerland and served by a network of public transportation including … Continue reading

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Split, Croatia

SPLIT, CROATIA Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with over 350,000 people living in its urban area. The city spreads over a peninsula and surrounding area on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It’s the largest city … Continue reading

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Busan, South Korea Cruise Port

Formerly spelled Pusan, but now changed to Busan although since apparently the Korean pronunciation actually is Pusan the spelling change really makes no sense, this city is South Korea’s second most populous city after Seoul. It is the 5th busiest … Continue reading

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Glow Worm Tunnel

Visiting Australia’s Glow Worm Tunnel in the Blue Mountains is a trip for the more adventurous sort of travelers. There’s no public transportation anywhere nearby so you need a car to get there. Preferably a 4×4 since whichever of the … Continue reading

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Royal Princess Balcony Cabin

Royal Princess has a variety of cabins that have balconies, one of which is the standard balcony cabin. It also has deluxe balcony cabins and a several different types of suites with balconies. What the ship does not have is … Continue reading

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Gondola Ride in Venice

Our 20-day cruise on the MSC Lirica was scheduled from Venice to Dubai so we flew into Switzerland 10 days ahead and did some traveling around Europe by train, ending with 3 nights in Venice before boarding the ship. Although … Continue reading

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Ohori Park in Fukuoka, Japan

Holland America Westerdam docked at Chuo Wharf, Hakarta Cruise Port in Fukuoka, Japan on what started out as one of those if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes days. For the most part it was overcast, but there … Continue reading

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Exploring Zurich

After our late arrival in Zurich due to our plane landing late at Heathrow resulting in a missed connection, we had just had one morning to explore Zurich before catching a train to Lucerne. Since we were staying in the … Continue reading

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Jenolan Caves

Deep into Australia’s Blue Mountains lies the extensive and impressive Jenolan Caves. These spectacular caves are well worth a tour. Visitors to Sydney without their own cars can get to the caves by taking a train to the mountain town … Continue reading

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Where’s the Ship?

Boarding in Venice Trieste Venice Venice is Italy’s city of canals, built on a series of islands in a lagoon. The original lagoon dwellers were fishermen living on the then marshy islands. Others retreated there to avoid various armies after the … Continue reading

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