Day 178. Christmas Cruise: Durnstein and Melk, Austria

Thursday, December 26th we got to visit Durnstein and Melk, Austria. We arrived in Durnstein in the morning and had just enough time to explore the town. We walked through the town and then up a hill to the Durnstein castle ruins. These ruins once held Richard the Lionheart imprisoned. It took about 20 minutes … More Day 178. Christmas Cruise: Durnstein and Melk, Austria

Day 176. Christmas Cruise: Bratislava, Slovakia

Tuesday, December 24th, we got to visit Bratislava, Slovakia. Before arriving there (we landed there in the early afternoon) the pastry chef held a demonstration about gingerbread. He and his team had baked probably a hundred gingerbread cookies and let guests eat and decorate them! They passed around the recipe, explained how to make the … More Day 176. Christmas Cruise: Bratislava, Slovakia