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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Finding your way to the Abba Museum in Djurgården Stockholm as with much of the Baltic is a lot of water.  It is made up of 14 islands and 50 bridges. Finding your way round the many islands that make up Stockholm is key to get as much done as you can in a day. You can choose ferry or...
Though it is said to be famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel, the Changing of the Guard to the music of a Swedish Armed Forces marching band at the palace is a spectacle. It is easy to find as it is inside the main palace can be combined with a leisurely walk round the 13th century Old...
While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
CHURCH OF THE SPILLED BLOOD This church is situated along the Griboyedov Canal with a paved walkway running along both sides of the canal. It is also known as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. Building of the church began in 1883...
How to do St. Petersburg on your own Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river Neva. You can explore on your own and this is what the St Petersburg Explorer tour offers. A coach takes you to a...
With so many ships berthed at St Petersburg, and so many tourists in town, venues and functions can sell out. So this tip is to make sure you get what you wanted. Or, to be clear, the Russian Ballet evening does not necessarily mean you are going to see the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi or any other large...
Chocolates and Happiness Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate. So is EVERYTHING else. Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should have been the 5th Beatle. Jean interviews Gino in his shop. This is a very classy chocolate shop near the tower in the main square. If you pop into Chocolates and Happiness...


Hamburg is on the banks of the Elbe River, just 70 miles inland from Travemünde. Hamburg is a huge busy port and has been for many generations as over 1,000 years ago it began as Hanseatic League port. Even the Romans settled here and made it an important city. It was bombed heavily during the war and both modern and...
One of the best ways to see Bruges is on a simple and very cheap Canal Boat tour because it cuts through this UNESCO World Heritage city and introduces you to its cultural, architectural and historical importance. Most canal tours take only 30 minutes and you will see medieval architecture including low bridges you have to duck under. We...
A ferry, a short flight, a cruise stop, a weekend break, Amsterdam is close, exciting and diverse. 17th century wealthy local merchants built elegant homes alongside the many canals following the construction of the dam across the River Amstel in 1270AD. The name Amsterdam could have either come from the beer Amstel or the river Amstel. In the 17th century...
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