Day 6: The Black Forest. Perhaps my favorite day! I got bored waiting for our excursion so I went and wandered around Breisach. I found St. Stephens Cathedral and a very nice little ice cream shop. Then we took a stunning short hike through the Black Forest. I wish I could have spent even longer there. I of course left myself a bread crumb trail to find my way back. This was the last day of our cruise so it was bittersweet. I had so much fun and am so thankful to my grandmother for taking me. She was the one who kickstarted my travel bug and encourages me to continue to see the world. I look forward to our next adventure. #myvikingstory#theblackforest#breisach#germany#travel#adventures#exploretheworld
Day 5: Strasbourg. So we were actually in France for this day as we explored the historical town and visit it’s central cathedral. Later Gamma and I went to a wine tasting in the beautiful Alsace region. We came back to German night on the ship and enjoyed some delicious traditional foods. #myvikingstory#strasbourg
Day 3 was Marksburg Castle and Rüdesheim. With a short hike we reached the castle and had a short tour. We then took a nice cruise up the river through the middle Rhine and heard some great stories about the different castles - even the castle that inspired Frankenstein. We ended the night with a very fun dinner in Rüdesheim filled with good food and very good cherry schnapps #myvikingstory#germany
Backdated vacation pictures coming your way because I haven’t had service 👍🏻Anyway, Day 2 was in Cologne, Germany. Visited a beautiful gothic cathedral, walked around the town and had some minced meat for lunch right along the Rhine. It also happened to be Pride day so we watched the parade for a bit before heading out. #myvikingstory#colognegermany#pride 🌈
Our last day. Passau, Germany. A rest stop on the way produced large lines to the ladies room. Georgann, Cristina, and Karen share a story before the walking tour. Two groups of tours meet in Passaua’ narrowest alley. Pain marks the way to artist’ studios. People gather gather in St. Stephen’s Cathedral to listen to Europes largest pipe organ. A pigeon takes flight from a fountain near St. Stephen’s Cathedral. #iphone8 , #travelphotography ,#passau , #germany , #myvikingstory , #cobblestones , #pigeon , #umbrella , #garden , #lines
The most moving and impactful part of this trip to France was visiting Utah and Omaha Beaches and the American Cemetery in Normandy. I was honored to learn so much about what happened there and never was able to grasp the full effect of D-day and all that happened here until seeing it all in person. 9,387 are buried in the American cemetery including 3 America women along with 1,557 names on the walls of the missing. This is a place I hope you all get to experience at least once your lifetime. Thank you to all who serve our military! #normandybeach#omahabeach#utahbeach#americancemetery#myvikingstory#ilivetravel
I mean... pink clouds? 😍 Sailing in Norway was one of my highlights of this year. 🇳🇴💙 It’s our last day tomorrow and I can’t even express how much I loved this cruise and @vikingcruises. #MyVikingStory
It’s a full house on Viking Star as curious @vikingcruises travelers pack the Star Theater for the day’s port talk in advance of our next port of call. #myvikingstory continues as everyone goes to dinner at the same time next, continuing the shared experience...a familiar schedule to fans of Viking River Cruises
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Challange: Golden Hour
"On The River Rhine"
is a sunset photo from the top deck of our Viking Long Ship Mani as we sailed past this church as we entered Germany. The setting sun was hitting the buildings as we passed by.
We are on a Viking River Cruise sailing the River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland. With little Internet connections along the river, I am hoping to get this uploaded in time. I also am on a small laptop with which makes it a little frustrating trying to process the photo. But I wanted to keep my streak going no matter the odds!
Camera: Canon EOS M50
Shutter: 1/15th of a second
ISO: 100 and below
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The Church of Saint Dimitry on the Blood in Uglich, Russia. Dimitry was the eight-year-old son of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible and was murdered in 1591. After Ivan's death, the power struggle put Ivan's feeble son Feodor on the throne. But the real power was held by Feodor's Brother in Law, Boris Gudenov (who was later reincarnated as Boris Badenov in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.) At any rate, Boris had Dimitry killed so he wouldn't grow up to be a problem. As in Saint Petersburg's Church of the Savior on the Blood, the assassination of a Tsar leads to the construction of a spectacular church. #russia#uglich#vikingriver#myvikingstory#everythingeverywhere#TBIN#IFWTW @vikingcruises
Barn and I are currently doing a side by side private vodka tasting of Russian vodkas. Yaya is approximately $8 a bottle and Beluga approximately $20 per bottle. In our opinion Beluga has s the clear winner!! #russia2018#myvikingstory#youonlyliveonce
Today we had to say goodbye to #VikingTialfi and their wonderful staff. Thank you for all you did for us! It was an amazing and fun journey and we are so happy to have gotten to know you all!! We will hopefully see you again in the future! Now to enjoy the last two days in Basel 😊 #MyVikingStory#Switzerland
Inside the Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburgh, #Russia with over 7,500 sq. meters of mosaic tiles was built as a memorial to slain Tsar Alexander II. So many interesting facts to add to #myvikingstory