Tag Archives: UNESCO

China – October 2020

One year from today, we will be traveling to China. There are so many wonderful things that we want to see and experience. Over the next year, I’ll tell you about the process and our itinerary. We are working with … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 8 – A Day in Barolo

On Thursday we visited and praised the Queen of Nebbiolo wine – Barbaresco. Today, we will visit the King – Barolo. Per usual, we met up with Luca at the Piazza Michele Ferrero to start our journey. Our day’s itinerary … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Bernina Express to Lugano

Today we left the mountains of St. Moritz and journeyed to beautiful Lugano. To make the trip, we chose to go by the Bernina Express; it’s another of the wonderful panoramic trains offered by the Swiss. After checking out, we … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Visiting the Lavaux Vineyards

Another warm day ahead of us, but looking forward to seeing the vineyards and tasting some new wines. Today we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux wine region. We’ve seen them from afar while taking the train in to Lausanne … Continue reading

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Visiting Beautiful Bruges

We both woke up early after a good night’s sleep.  After the little bit of walking around last evening, we were excited to explore the town.  The hotel’s breakfast provided many choices and we found out that everything is homemade. … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel

Woke up feeling refreshed and excited, as today we are heading to Mont Saint-Michel.  I have seen pictures and read about the Mont for years and today the pictures turn to reality. Getting there from Pontorson is easy.  They have … Continue reading

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Returning to Europe

To misquote one of my cartoon favorites – Bullwinkle. “Spring is here.  The grass is growing.  I wonder where the Herks are going?” And the answer is – back to Europe.  We’ve decided to go on a little adventure this … Continue reading

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Hop On – Hop Off – Day 2 – Holyroodhouse Palace and New Town.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Today we’re off to the other end of the Royal Mile to see the other royal attraction – the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is still used today as the Royal residence and as a tourist attraction when … Continue reading

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Tour day – St Andrews and beyond

Edinburgh, United Kingdom In case I didn’t mention it, the bed is really comfortable in the apartment. That said, we got another good night’s rest before heading out on our tour this morning. Today we are taking a Rabbie’s Tour … Continue reading

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Checking out the Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Another good night’s sleep and we’re ready to go. Today’s schedule includes a tour of the Edinburgh Castle and whatever else we stumble upon. Walked the 100 meters to the tour starting point and met our guide … Continue reading

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Day 17 – A day of ruins and new beginnings..

Sorrento, Italy Looks like another beautiful day – perfect for our day trip to see the Ruins of Pompeii. The tour bus picked us up near the hotel along with a few others from hotels nearby and then we were … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A visit to Assisi

Assisi, Italy Woke up to the fog shrouding the surrounding hills. The sun is up and will hopefully burn it off early. Cleaned up and went down for breakfast. Looks like the others got off to an early start, no … Continue reading

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Day 4 – A Tour on the Venetian Canals

Venezia, Italy Sunday, our last day in Venice, was a day to just relax and enjoy the not so touristy parts of the city – even though we were taking a tour. We started off with a good breakfast at … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Ravenna and her mosaics

Ravenna, Italy Saturday’s adventure was a day trip to Ravenna to see the Unesco World Heritage sites. The sites are mosaics dating back as far as the 5th century, when Ravenna was the capital of the Roman Empire. The day … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Agra and the Taj Mahal

Agra, India Our final day on-board the RROW takes us to one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – the Taj Mahal. But first, we will see the Red Fort and have a nice lunch. We load up … Continue reading

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