June - July 2018
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  • Day21

    Bratislava

    July 20, 2018 in Slovakia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Travelling through czesck republic on way to Prague
    Pops
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  • Day19

    Amabella Captains Dinner

    July 18, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ 🌬 23 °C

    To eat at the captains table is such a fun idea. The honour though was to spend time with our amazing cruise director Emese. We have not had smooth sailing. There has been large problem on the heels of medical emergencies. She has found Ken when he got lost, implemented medical evacuations, quarantined over fifty guests, not all happy with that choice, walked through a ship crashing into a bridge, clothed guests separated from their luggage, and then the usual, full day of entertaining, organising and catering to our needs. She was momma to 150 people, was our emotional thermostat (as opposed to thermometer) always with a sunny attitude, radiated strength and confidence, and treated everyone with respect and value.

    We all love her. Our Captain sailed us from Passau to Budapest and that is admirable.... and we are thankful for dry feet. But she is our hero. She kept us all afloat.
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  • Day19

    Popped in on the Hapsburgs

    July 18, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌬 21 °C

    Whilst we were here. Thought we would call in to their summer house in the country, out if the city noise, limits; you know, the second castle 20kms down the road we all have. They weren’t home. Shame. Staff looked after us though. Saw 10 ish rooms of the 1400 here although didn’t have enough time for the private zoo, pool, or picnic house. Next time. We can bring our eleven kids to play with their sixteen, although Mary Antoinette has literally lost her head so can’t count on seeing all of them.

    Coco🌻
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  • Day17

    Bike ride to Durnstein

    July 16, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Riding 30 kms down the Danube
    Rain in the middle
    A ferry that used only the current to cross the river
    Pops
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  • Day17

    Bike Austria

    July 16, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    There is no better way to see Europe than by bike. Riding under wild apricot and spoke trees along the river, through rain which added to the charm, across a punt generated by the river current and through a town translated into English ‘white Church’ that is so story book, so charming, so European I feel like I’m walking through a movie.

    Hooked on Austria

    Coco🌻
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