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A Nod to the Past

My current work in progress is set in Ancient China. I’ve yet to set the climate. I’ve been feeling the January chill in Southern California’s nights and mornings, so maybe there’ll be snow in the forecast. The photo to the … Continue reading

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Snow Falling on Nuremberg: Paris to Prague Part 11

Saturday, November 28, Bamburg to Nuremberg to Prague Last breakfast onboard our Viking ship. Departed on four buses to Nuremberg, snowing all the way. Picture to the left was from the bus window, the frosted panes and the winter landscape … Continue reading

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Bamberg, Franconian Rome on the Main River: Paris to Prague Part 10

Friday , November 27, Bamberg, Germany Today we didn’t leave the boat till 2 pm which was a lovely break. We had a lecture on the Rhine and the Main in the lounge. I had trouble keeping my eyes open … Continue reading

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An American Thanksgiving on the Main: Paris to Prague Part 9

Thanksgiving eve, November 25, Heidelberg Since we visited Heidelberg in 2012, we decided to spend Thanksgiving Eve on the ship for another writing day. Since dinner conversation the previous day included brine flies over Utah’s Salt Lake, I worked on a brine … Continue reading

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Writing Down Rivers & a Christmas Market in Rudensheim: Paris to Prague Part 8

Tuesday, November 24, Marksburg castle to Rudensheim It was a writing day. Since Debra and I did Marksburg castle in 2012, Ken went to Marksburg without us. We did good writing and took a slew of pictures as we passed … Continue reading

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A Castle Above Chilly Cochom: Paris to Prague Part 7

Saturday, November 23. Bernkastel to Cochom By the way of many lochs, we arrive in Cochem at 7:45 They served French crullers at breakfast. We were excited to see where fellow traveller Debra spent three of her teen years. We finish breakfast as we … Continue reading

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Longships, Lochs, and an Ancient City: Paris to Prague Part 6

Saturday, November 22. Trier to Bernkastel via Schweich Lovely buffet breakfast onboard. Everything from a speciality of the region (usually sweet), bagels with all the accompaniments, fruit, an omelet station, English fry-up, homemade yoghurt, oatmeal, cream of wheat, juices, cereals, potatoes, … Continue reading

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Road Trip from Paris to Ship via Luxembourg: Paris to Prague Part 5

Saturday, November 21. Paris to Reims cross border to Luxembourg, stop for a tour, then cross border into Germany to where ship is docked Pullman Eiffel Hotel Chef’s last wisdom at breakfast today: the only thing free no matter the country is … Continue reading

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Last Day in Paris Includes the d’Orsay: Paris to Prague Part 4

November 20. Day Four in our Paris Extension of our Viking Cruises’ Cities of Light tour. Morning City Tour with Viking Today’s tour began with a drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day … Continue reading

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Mustard, a Basilica, and the French Cancan: Paris to Prague Part 3

November 19. Day Three in our Paris Extension of our Viking Cruises’ Cities of Light tour First taxi stop at the LA MAISON MAILLE PARIS In the center of Paris, Place de la Madeleine, sits a beautiful Maille boutique. Here, hundreds of … Continue reading

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