Embarkation Day – Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

MS Poetry in Amsterdam

THE DUTCH CAPITAL IS A POPULAR STARTING POINT FOR EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 1 A twenty minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport and we were at the NH Amsterdam Center Hotel where all cruise passengers were to meet. There are actually three … [Read more...]

Lorelei Rock and the Lorelei Siren

Of legends, forklores and the Rhine Siren: The Rhine river is steeped in myths, sagas, legends, forklore and fairytales and the many castles along the Rhine hold tales of historical and political events, medieval battles, military conflicts and knights brandishing swords. The Lorelei … [Read more...]

Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise + Gallipoli Dawn Service

Gallipoli Dawn Service River Cruise: The ANZAC Day dawn service at Gallipoli has become a very popular event and each year the crowds at Gallipoli get bigger and bigger. In the past, it was the older generation who were interested in participating in this special remembrance ceremony, but … [Read more...]

Amsterdam sightseeing – Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans - Windmills and the traditional Dutch way of life: Windmills, tulips and clogs are some of the archetypical symbols that come to mind when we think of Holland.  So when the opportunity came to see a real life Dutch windmill, I made a trip to Zaanse Schans so that windmills are no … [Read more...]