A Stay at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

HOTEL REVIEW: OUR CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BERLIN INTERCONTINENTAL: For our Christmas visit to Berlin we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at Budapester Strasse 2, in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. The Intercontinental Hotel is not as central as I had hoped our hotel would be, but it is in … [Read more...]

An Overnight Stop at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

HOTEL REVIEW: MöVENPICK HOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE IS NOT AS CENTRAL AS THE NAME IMPLIES: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is a 408-room 4-star hotel belonging to the Mövenpick hotel chain. Although the name of the hotel implies a city centre location, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre … [Read more...]

Money in France: the Euro

French Tricolor Flag

France: Money: All about the Euro (€) As of January 1, 2002, the euro (€) replaced the national currency of 12 countries within the European Union, including France. You can exchange currency at any bank branch (hours are listed below). Automatic cash machines can be found in … [Read more...]

Budapest Cruise Disembarkation

Budapest River Cruise Disembarkation

WHAT HAPPENS DURING CRUISE DISEMBARKATION DAY IN BUDAPEST: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 15 Time flies when you're having fun and all too quickly our Amsterdam to Budapest 15-day cruise had come to an end. Tony and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and from the … [Read more...]

Cruise Embarkation – What Happens on Embarkation Day?

ARRIVING IN VIENNA AND BOARDING OUR RIVER BOAT - BOARDING PROCEDURE: Paris and The Heart of Europe - Uniworld River Cruise - Day 1: In spite of having done a few river cruises, and any other cruises for that matter, embarkation day always causes little jitters.  Will our booked airport … [Read more...]

How Good is Your River Cruise Company?

How Well Your River Cruise Operator Handles a Crisis is a Mark of the Company's Reputation: Our Uniworld Paris & the Heart of Europe Cruise was supposed to be on the River Princess starting in Vienna on June 23rd. The early June flooding of the Danube  and other European rivers caused havoc … [Read more...]