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Here Comes The Rain Again

December 1, 2014

This morning, the skies opened up on Viking River Cruises’ Viking Baldur in Budapest. I sat in the Atrium, sipping my morning coffee and posting my adventures in France aboard Viking Forseti as I listened to the rain pound on the glass skylight above my head. […]

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Embarking Viking Baldur in Budapest

November 30, 2014

This morning, I left the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and pulled my luggage a few blocks south, where Viking River Cruises’ Viking Baldur sat at her berth near the historic Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary.

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French Days, Hungarian Nights

November 29, 2014

Today, I left Viking River Cruises’ Viking Forseti in the port of Bordeaux, France as my Chateaux, Rivers & Wine voyage through France came to a close – at the early hour of three in the morning.

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The Christmas Markets of the Danube

As I write this, I am sitting in Munich International Airport after having just finished a weeklong journey aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Baldur. Dubbed the Danube Waltz, my journey took me from Budapest, Hungary along the famous ‘Blue Danube’ to the quaint […]

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Au Revoir

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

- Lin Yutang

November 28, 2014

Can a bill make you teary-eyed? Yes, certainly. The end-of-cruise statement is never pleasant to get, though I got a bit […]

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Cadillac, Sauternes and Sunsets

“In water, one sees one’s own face. In wine, one beholds the heart of another”

- French Proverb

November 27, 2014

Last night, all of the guests aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Forseti were asked to do a little dance for the weather gods. Or a […]

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Back In Bordeaux

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”

- Pope John XXIII

November 26, 2014

This morning, Viking River Cruises’ Viking Forseti was once again back in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France for an entire day. At first, I […]

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Truffle Hunting in Pernod

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

- Paul Coelho

November 25, 2014

This morning, I was up and strolling the decks of Viking […]

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Stepping Back In Time In Blaye

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”

- C. Fields

November 24, 2014

Today, Viking River Cruises’ Viking Forseti sailed into the sleepy little town of Blaye, France. Though there are two berthing locations in Blaye, we lucked out […]

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