Photos from “Viking Homelands” Cruise

In a previous post, I told you about my first Viking Ocean cruise; it was a truly amazing experience. I didn’t include many photos in that post because it was already long enough. In this post, words will be scant and photos will be plentiful. Note: If you want to know anything about any specific […]

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My First Viking Cruise

To be a little more specific, it was my first Viking Ocean cruise. We were on a Viking River cruise in April out of Bordeaux, France, that was thoroughly delightful. This ocean cruise was on the Viking Sea, and I was one of the guest speakers on their iconic Viking Homelands cruise from Bergen, Norway, […]

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Beautiful Bergen (Norway)

Greetings from Bergen, Norway, known by many people as the home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. This is my third time in Bergen, and this time I am here to join the Viking Sea on two back-to-back 15-day Viking Homelands cruises (Bergen to Stockholm and then vice-versa) as one of their featured speakers. I will […]

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A Month in France!

Parlez-vous bien Français? Unfortunately, I do NOT speak French very well. I had the best of intentions to really work on it during the Winter when outside activities are very limited here in Idaho (unless you are snow skiing, which my body gave up on many years ago). That hasn’t stopped me before to go […]

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Is Barcelona’s La Rambla Worth an Entire Day?

Of course, it is! Let’s look at some of its sights. Originally outside the city walls and serving as a drainage ditch to carry wastewater down to the sea, the busy pedestrian- and vehicular-trafficked walkway/roadway known as La Rambla is a spectacle that draws tourists and lifelong Barcelona residents alike to stroll and shop along […]

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