Carcassonne Medieval City -Cascoly Image Gallery

Carcassonne, a fortified city in the south of France, holds within its ancient walls a rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural splendor. Visiting this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site is akin to stepping back in time, where the past whispers through every stone and cobblestone alleyway. Find larger images for download and merchandise Cobbled… Continue reading Carcassonne Medieval City -Cascoly Image Gallery

Beyond Borders: Discovering Europe’s Hidden Gems with AmaWaterways River Cruises

AmaWaterways is a river cruise company offering itineraries along the major rivers of Europe. The Rhine River is one of the major waterways in Europe, flowing through several countries including Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. AmaWaterways provides cruises that allow travelers to explore the scenic beauty, historical sites, and cultural attractions along the Rhine. These itineraries may start in cities like Amsterdam or Basel and include stops in cities and towns along the Rhine, such as Cologne, Strasbourg, and Basel.

AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise – Croatia

Our Danube River cruise had only one stop in Croatia this time, in Vukovar. Croatia is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and Mediterranean climate. Here are some of the top tourist activities in Croatia: Vukovar The Baroque city of Vukovar located on the banks of the Danube… Continue reading AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise – Croatia

AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise – Bulgaria

Join our small group tour to Bulgaria in 2024 AMAwaterways Christmas Markets River Cruises Vidin is one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria and has played an important part in medieval Bulgarian politics due to its location along the Danube, as evident by the Baba Vida Fortress. This is the only fully preserved medieval fortress… Continue reading AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise – Bulgaria

Cascoly Europe Travels – Photos & Journals

Europe is a diverse and fascinating continent, offering an incredible array of cultures, landscapes, and experiences to those who visit. Europe travel is a great way to immerse oneself in history, art, architecture, and cuisine, as well as to explore the beauty of the natural environment. In earlier days, a trip to Europe for me… Continue reading Cascoly Europe Travels – Photos & Journals

Kafka Flies to Europe – Loses Luggage – Tale of Incompetence

I had booked 2 river cruises with AMAWaterways with several extra days in Amsterdam and Nuremberg.  I was ready for an active yet relaxing 3 weeks. I allowed an extra day before the first cruise. The following is based on actual events.  6/17  My luggage never arrived  Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam after a multi-flight trip.… Continue reading Kafka Flies to Europe – Loses Luggage – Tale of Incompetence