Today we were going to Schloss Lembeck. It’s another water castle i.e. it has a moat. It’s a lovely place with a beautiful garden. It’s still inhabited by the owner, though some of it is a museum – which wasn’t open. Of course. But the park was, so Daniel, Eileen and I wandered through there, […]Read more "Schloss Lembeck"
Time to go to Germany. Our accommodation was directly across the road from this castle with a lovely park. Its opening hours were not convenient for us any other day, so we waited for it to open and went to check it out. It was raining lightly when we got there, but it stopped, fortunately. […]Read more "Sypesteyn and other castles"
We went for a drive around the country(side) today. Our fist destination was The Hague, simply because we constantly hear it mentioned. We didn’t have any specific things to see in mind, so we just drove and parked near the city centre and walked around and found some things to look at: In the shopping […]Read more "The Hague, Delft Pottery, Gouda and de Haar Castle"
We arrived in Amsterdam early in the morning and got our final breakfast eaten and then back to the cabin to pick up our gear – we didn’t put it through the ship’s luggage service since we didn’t have much. Made it all much quicker and we could get off when we wanted to. We […]Read more "Amsterdam – post cruise"
We arrived in Copenhagen at 10, and disembarked shortly after. The walk into town is only about 40 minutes, so we decided to do that, taking our time and doing some sight-seeing along the way. First up was Kastellet, a 5 pointed fort that is a beautiful garden with moats etc. We walked along the […]Read more "Copenhagen"
This is my second time in Stockholm. The first was in 2008. You can read about it here in my old blog: http://biancatrips.blogspot.com.au/2008/09/stockholm.html Coming into port in Stockholm is a long, drawn-out affair! You cruise past thousands of cute little islands and cottages and houses. It goes on for hours! It was raining in the […]Read more "Stockholm (again)"
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"