After a day at sea, we stopped at Warnemuende, early the third morning of our cruise. It’s a sleepy little town (or at least, in the morning!) on the Baltic. Apparently, it’s the biggest port on the Baltic sea, though. I took a few pics from the ship, and then we went for a walk […]Read more "Warnemuende and Schwerin"
We packed our stuff and had breakfast and then got the 8.09 train to Brussels-Midi. We had time enough to get some lunch and then the Thalys high speed train to Amsterdam. We got to our hotel via tram and then unpacked and did a last bit of washing since we had windows that opened […]Read more "Amsterdam"
We had to get up relatively early today to head into the old town and do the tour of the Grand-Ducal Palais that we had bought yesterday. We got the bus from central station and were there well ahead of the time we needed to be. The tour was really quite interesting. Unfortunately, since most […]Read more "Grand-Ducal Palais, Centre and Vianden Castle in Luxembourg"
We had a bit of a lie-in this morning…7.30! We had breakfast at the hotel and planned what we were going to do today. The buses are free on a weekend (or maybe just this weekend – we didn’t quite understand), so we caught the bus up to the Kirchberg area. The bus turned off […]Read more "Luxembourg"
We had breakfast and packed our stuff up and left it at the B&B and went exploring the Citta Alta and Bergamo for the morning and early afternoon. Our flight out wasn’t until 4.40pm, so we had time… We got the funicular up to the Citta Alta again and made the effort to go back […]Read more "Bergamo"
We left Como in the morning, dragging our suitcases back to the same train station we arrived at. In Milan, we left our luggage at the station – 5 hours for 18 Euro for 3 cabin bag size items. What a rort. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Our first destination was, of […]Read more "Milan and Bergamo"
We had a leisurely breakfast and made our way towards the funicular up to Brunate. We went along a few different streets this time, and they had to be photographed 🙂 Along the way, we walked past the cathedral, which happened to be open. Of course this meant I had to go in. Eileen preferred […]Read more "Como and Brunate"
We had a fairly lazy day today, just cruising on Lake Como. Absolutely beautiful scenery, weather, villas…I took too many photos (I know, so unlike me! 😉 ) We got off at Tremezzo because Eileen’s Godfather’s father was from there, and we had some lunch. We didn’t have time to do much more though, because […]Read more "Cruising Lake Como"
Today was another travel day. We went to our usual bar for breakfast and then went back and finished packing and checked out. We headed down to the station and caught an earlier train (and ran into some Aussies we’d met at dinner a couple of days ago) to Levanto. There we had to wait […]Read more "Cinque Terre to Como, Italy"
Got up feeling quite sore for some reason… Hobbled down to the harbour and bought ourselves coffee and something to eat to take away and sat ourselves down on a stone bench and had a picnic. I wanted to go up the tower and Eileen couldn’t face the idea of steps again, so I took […]Read more "Cruising in Cinque Terra"
We decided to do a little hike today. The best and most panoramic one. We started by going down to the harbour to get ourselves some breakfast. And since I was here and the view emptier of tourists – and the locals in full force: After that we headed to the railway station to get […]Read more "Cinque Terre Trekking"
We got up really early at 6am to see that it was pouring rain. I went to reception and ordered us a taxi in plenty of time for our train. Then went back to pack up and pay and then have a quick coffee and croissant since we only had 10 minutes for brekky. We […]Read more "Florence to Pisa to Vernazza in Cinque Terra"