A Watery Staircase: The Main-Danube Canal

A Watery Staircase: The Main-Danube Canal

The mighty Main-Danube Canal is a spectacular piece of engineering. It makes it possible to take a ship all the way from the Black Sea to the North Sea using the river system.

Romantic Vienna

Romantic Vienna

Its early summer in the Austrian capital, Vienna.  The Horse Chestnuts and Linden trees are in full glorious bloom. The Chestnuts were apparently brought here by the invading Turks to provide food for their horses.

River cruising: Budapest to Amsterdam

River cruising: Budapest to Amsterdam

Welcome to my very first travel blog. This one is a kind of extended blog really because there’s so much to tell you!

Quirky Bratislava

Quirky Bratislava

As we sleep the Avalon Passion presses on to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. A splendid castle keeps watch over the old town. Its known affectionately as ‘ The upside down table’ as the turrets on each corner look like the legs of an upturned table.

24 Hours in Budapest

24 Hours in Budapest

Wonderful way to begin a River Cruise. The Danube, which is far from blue, runs through the city,separating Buda on the west side from the Pest on the east.