Prague – Czech Republic – Video Moments

The internet was really slow in Prague.  Here are videos I wanted to add to blogs of the day – that just took too long to upload – but now I have them!!  These are musical moments, crowded moments, the Astronomical Clock, a ham roasting and church bells!! One of my favorite musicians in the…

Prague, Czech Republic – Final Days

During the final two days of our stay in Prague (and our vacation), we focused on relaxing as well as food and drink! Take away of a ginormous burrito, squash soup with ham, blue cheese burger and homemade chips! I walked to a local cafe one morning to find us coffee and something for breakfast. Here…

Prague, Czech Republic – The Look!

There is a real sense of specific style here.  The most popular look for women to wear is a ginormous scarf that almost swallows your head with a touque adorned with a big pom pom.  Next is a puffy jacket or a fur jacket (real fur) with skinny pants and boots to the knee. With…

Drive Across Germany To Czech Republic

Driving across Germany was an experience, meaning driving the Autobahn was intense – I had to be paying close attention at all times to make sure I was properly participating in the flow of traffic. There were breaks from driving on the main highway because of construction, so there were times of driving through small…

Kassel, Germany – An Unexpected Surprise!!

The drive from the Netherlands, across Germany to Czech Republic, we decided to break down over two days.  Our plan was to drive at least 6 hours each day  – then find a place to stop in between. Kassel was where we landed, in between.  We found a room at the B&B Hotel Kassel. Here…

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Red Light District!

Today we set out to the famous Red Light District! We took the train into town that brought us to Amsterdam Central. First stop – breakfast!!!! Then finding our way to the Red Light District! I’ll categorize our adventure by themes: Food: This food is not unique to just the Red Light District – it’s what…

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Under the influence of Amsterdam, we welcome you!! Right away I noticed the friendly embrace of the Netherlands.  While Germany is beautiful, the Christmas markets amazing, the food yummy,,,the vibe in most of the areas we were in, were not so energized.  While most everyone was helpful and nice, stoic and subdued are the adjectives…

Cologne, Germany – Christmas Markets At Night!

We returned to see the Christmas markets at night! Our first stop was to get something to eat for supper at Maredo!  Michael and I shared this tenderloin steak that was cooked to perfection with a soft, tender inside and a crispy outside! Dogs were allowed inside the restaurant!  This is a Parson Russel Terrier…

Cologne, Germany – The Train Adventure!

After the Christmas Markets we decided to take a random train ride and see what happens…. We didn’t travel very far.  We didn’t understand the announcement in German that we were at the last stop.  We didn’t pay attention to the fact all people exited the train. Then suddenly all the lights flicked off.  The…

Cologne, Germany – Christmas Markets & Cologne Cathedral

Michael and I’s hotel in downtown Cologne is on the Rhine and walking distance to the Old Town Christmas Market, the Cathedral Christmas Market, the Harbour Christmas Market and the Cologne Cathedral. Tonight we walk through the Harbor Market!!  More pictures to come!! Merry Christmas!!! S, xo Old Town Christmas Market:   Cathedral Christmas Market:   Cologne Cathedral:…