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Japan's "Other" Temple Route

Japan’s “Other” Temple Route on Chita Peninsula

(Please note: this article has a lot of photos, so please be patient and scroll through them all. And enjoy!) 1,112 more words


From the Wachau Valley to Vienna

Dec. 8, 2017:

Good morning and happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception Day, which is what it is in Austria today. We are docked briefly in the port of Melk, Austria. 378 more words

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From Mozart to the "Sound of Music"

Dec. 7, 2017:

Welcome to Austria! this morning we are docked in Linz, Austria, on the Danube. Although there are Christmas markets here, our great Tauck team has put together a day trip to Salzburg, Austria.   1,194 more words

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From Dragons to Pigs

And…Pigs in the airport too

Last post I wrote about Dragons in the airport, well now we find pigs!

When we arrived in Nagoya’s Centrair Airport we noticed some colorful pigs atop the baggage carousel. 71 more words



December 6, 2017:

Good morning! It’s another cold morning here today, but at least no rain is predicted. On today’s schedule, we will again walk into town to meet a local guide, and wander around medieval Passau. 1,016 more words


Hooray for Regensburg!

December 5, 2017:

This morning we awoke in the medieval port of Regensburg.  Although the snow stopped yesterday sometime, it is still cold and windy here (just slightly above freezing). 706 more words

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Ode to Cologne

Dec. 2, 2017:

Jeez, it’s cold this morning! When we could finally see outside (after 8 in the morning this far north), the day is grey and misty and about 29 degrees. 508 more words