Category Archives: Ramblings from the Road

General comments made while out and about

Vacation challenges

My mom once told me that a vacation should challenge you. Step outside your comfort zone. Learn. Grow. Do something different.   Sometimes it’s new countries and entirely new cultures. But wherever we go the one constant is  ourselves. Sometimes … Continue reading

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In Beautiful Stockholm

One busy day in port led to another and this time we’re enjoying the beautiful city of Stockholm. Sadly, due to our ship size we had to dock about an hour south which dramatically cut into our exploration time.  We … Continue reading

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Helsinki

After two exhausting days in St. Petersburg we spent a relatively short day in Helsinki and must admit it’s my least favorite stop so far.  We followed the Rick Steve’s walking tour to visit the highlights. In hindsight we should … Continue reading

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Second day in St. Petersburg

Our second day in St. Petersburg was spent in the city visiting landmark sights including the Hermitage, Church on Spilled Blood, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and a stroll down the main shopping drag Nevsky Prospect.  The Hermitage is exhausting! … Continue reading

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Russia! Experiencing St. Petersburg

It feels surreal to be in Russia yet the actual experience is just like any other major European city with the exception of signage. The language and the written word are like pieces of art.  We booked an independent private … Continue reading

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Day at sea

After staying up late to enjoy the departure from Warnemunde it was nice to sleep in and have a lazy morning.  Unfortunately we missed the breakfast but moved right along to lunch where we were joined by a solo traveler … Continue reading

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Warnemunde to Rostock

After enjoying our morning in Warnemunde we took the short 20 minute train down to Rostock and subsequent tram to The city center. The guide provided by the pier information shop provides very clear directions along with a self guided … Continue reading

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Warnemunde, Germany

NCL Getaway dwarfs the fishing village of Warnemunde as nearly four thousand passengers descend upon this sleepy seaside town.  We’re exploring on our own before taking the train over to Rostock. Warnemunde is delightful with quant shops and restaurants lining … Continue reading

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And anyway we Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines mega ship GetWay is making her maiden voyage through the Baltics and we’re on it! She just arrived after sailing 16 days from Miami bringing her Caribbean vibe to Denmark and the Baltics.  The boarding process for … Continue reading

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Full day in Copenhagen

We arrived in Copenhagen yesterday late afternoon and spent a few hours walking around the city, enjoying a dinner of open faced sandwiches before collapsing into our beds. My rule of thumb is to make it to 10 pm then … Continue reading

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