Germany: Koblenz

Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers at the top of the Rhine Gorge, the section of the Rhine Valley that we had wanted to visit. We stayed partway down the river for four nights, but our hotel was booked up after that, so we managed to reserve an extra three... Continue Reading →

Belgium: Brussels

The city of Brussels is the capital of the Brussels-Capital Region, the capital of Belgium, and the capital of the European Union. Though not part of the Flanders region, the Brussels-Capital Region sits geographically within it, forming just a tiny splotch on a map (blue in this case) of Belgium's three regions (Flanders and Wallonia... Continue Reading →

Dublin: Tastings

Here in Ireland, I have had the pleasure of sampling a few Irish whiskeys and a number of  Irish beers. On our Pub Culture Tour, we learned how the craft (small batch) beer market has grown in Ireland over the last couple of years following in the footsteps of Canada and the USA. However, Ireland... Continue Reading →

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