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Birding in Panama (We Saw a Few)

Dear Luke and Leia, Today I wanted to tell you about birding in Panama and the different birds we saw… We saw quite a few! We are not saying that we are ‘birders’ or into bird photography, nor do we know every bird’s name, we have totally enjoyed all the different colors, sizes and types …

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How to Prepare to Photograph Rothenburg

When I first laid eyes upon the itinerary for our Viking River Cruises trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, Rothenburg jumped off the page. It actually slapped me in the face so hard that I knew I had to learn how to prepare to photograph Rothenburg and capture it just as I have seen it so …

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One Day at Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo in Panama

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we decided to spend one day at Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo with your dad. It’s only about 20 minutes outside of Panama City and is a great place to get familiar with the wildlife here in Panama. Would you like to see a video about the zoo? With your dad …

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River Cruise Journal: Bamberg

When we left Nuremberg we knew that the Danube part of our journey was over. Overnight our ship, Bragi, had crossed the continental divide, that invisible border in the mountains that separates where raindrops will end up: The Black Sea or the North Sea.

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River Cruise Journal: Nuremberg

Light sleeper that I am, I noticed when Bragi gently nudged the side of a lock a few times during the night. Ah, I supposed drowsily, with all these locks we must have passed into the Main-Danube Canal. All my fears of bright lights and nighttime noise were for naught, thank goodness. I didn’t have …

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7 Things to See In Panama City Panama

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we created a short list of things to see in Panama City Panama to get a feel for the city and what it has to offer. We had 7 things on the list and so we got an early start to our day.

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River Cruise Journal: Regensburg

Regensburg is not only the oldest city on the Danube River but one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. In fact, it is so well-preserved that UNESCO has awarded Old Town of Regensburg and Stadtamhof status as a World Heritage Site. They deemed it “an exceptional example of a central-European medieval trading centre.” …

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Expats in Panama, Our New Home

Dear Luke and Leia, We are off to lush green Panama to look for our next adventure. We will be called expats in Panama; it’s the term for any citizen who lives overseas. Anyway, we thought we’d give you an overview of Panama and Panama City itself. Maybe it will explain why it was our …

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River Cruise Journal: Passau

Some time while we were sleeping our cruise ship crossed the Austrian border into Germany. I liked the view that greeted me on our balcony this morning. It was kind of fitting, all that water. Today we were going to visit Passau, Germany. Its nickname is Dreiflüssestadt, City of Three Rivers.

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Layover in London 3: The Tower of London

Dear Luke and Leia, Today, our third day in London, we visited the Tower of London, a Royal Castle that is nearly 1000 years old! Back then the castle was a key to controlling the country. The Tower was also the most important royal prison in the country, famous for the Traitor’s Gate and the Beefeaters. …

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