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Old 09-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #21
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That looks scrumptious!
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #22
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Eric, thanks much for your comments. We are off to the Danube in Nov. for a Viking River Cruise. Late in the season, but dirt cheap tickets, so a good chance to try this out.

All of our other travel has been independent where we have figured out where to go and what to see. This will be the first time we are on an "organized" tour, and I have been a bit nervous since I like a bit of spontenanity every day...
Leon - we are going to be on the Danube, later in Oct into early Nov. They gave us less than 1/2 prices tickets and totally free round trip airfare - how could I turn it down! You will love it - the boats are technological marvels and the crew (for ours) was a great group of friendly helpful young people from all over the globe. The Rhine trip was also our first organized tour.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #23
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Fall is a great time to travel Germany and surrounding places ...a bit less crowded , Viking also has a Christmas Market cruise . Last time we were over we rented a vacation ( 800 yr old) house within the fortress wall of Dilsberg ( very close to Heidelberg ) on the Neckar River In ( Sept/Oct ) . Works really well as a base from which to go in any direction , no set tour .
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:39 PM   #24
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Hi: All... this mix cures everything.
1- Stein of German Lager
1- Raw egg cracked into it.
Drink it all!!! Alf
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Sheesh Alf ......that kind of gross .....
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:42 PM   #25
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1- Raw egg cracked into it.
Europeans and North Americans take different approaches to the management of salmonella contamination in eggs - so perhaps it makes sense to go for this in Germany
... but not here.
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I won't be cracking any raw eggs into beer here, but the eggs here are fantastic. Orange yolks instead of the pale yellow ones we get in supermarkets stateside, and much more flavor. Just had a couple here at my hotel. Basically the food here is superb.
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Let me know how the river cruise works out I've wondered what they were like
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:44 AM   #28
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Let me know how the river cruise works out I've wondered what they were like
Me too!
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:57 AM   #29
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We will do that. We got the same deal Eric and Mary got -- 1/2 price tickets and $95.00 airfare round trip. Then added on a week on our own.

One of the things I like about our trailer is that it allows us to be spontaneous. Last winter, we set off for California. When we got to Ft. Smith AR, the weather to the west was bad so we decided to head a bit further south to Dallas. After we stayed near Dallas for a couple of days, the forecast was for freezing rain and high wind so we went to Austin. In Austen the weather sent us south to San Antonio. We ended up in Big Bend, and never made it to California. But still had a great time. We saw many wonderful things -- but different than the wonderful things we expected to see when we started.
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Carl and Fox Hunt,

The one we already took, on the Rhine, was amazing. The professionalism and organization of every Viking employee we dealt with our cruise was impressive. I wanted to bring some of the staff home with us and have them teach American youngsters how to be friendly, fun and provide great service. Picture below is the crew welcoming us home after a day of local tours.

I'm not a serious food critic, but to me it was living in a very high quality restaurant. Every meal was excellent. Good quality beer and wine are free with dinner - our nightly free beer was usually German. I can't speak for the wine, but Mary said the nightly free choices were always very good.

Daily tours were in smallish groups 25- 30 and always used local knowledgeable guides. There was always the option to just head out into the city on your own, catching the Viking coach buses into and out of town on a regular basis or walking when we were docked close to downtowns. Extra cost tours were also offered most days.

There are only about 200 guests on the boats, so people I met who had been on ocean cruises (we never have been) said that this was a this a far more pleasant experience. Nearly everyone we dined and hung out with said that they were planning to do another - just like Mary and I are!

Viking is building 5 or 6 new boats that will be starting cruises up and down the Mississippi in a couple years. Our nearest city, La Crosse, is hoping to be one of their stop over places.
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