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Europe

Prague, Czech Republic July 10, 2015

On our last day in Prague, we went Zorbing and rented a paddle boat on the Vltava River. It’s still incredibly hot, so it felt great to be on the water. Prague Castle was beautiful on the hill and we paddled through a flock of swans.

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Prague, Czech Republic July 9, 2015

Today we went on a tour with World War II in Prague. We’ve already visited Anne Frank’s House in the Netherlands and Dachau and Eagle’s Nest in Germany, but I didn’t know much about the Czech’s role in WWII. Our guide Sonia was amazing – a Czech native with a passion for her country’s history. We walked through cobblestone streets … Continue reading »

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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic July 8, 2015

We took a day trip to the Sedlec Ossuary today, about one hour outside of Prague. The Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora is also known as the Bone Church. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and contains the bones of 40,000 – 70,000 people. The bones were arranged in chandeliers, garlands, pyramids, and a coat … Continue reading »

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Prague, Czech Republic July 7, 2015

We started our tour of Prague with a visit to the Charles Bridge. When I asked my son where he wanted to go on vacation this summer, he didn’t say Universal Studios or the beach. He wanted to walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague at night. I absolutely loved his answer because that’s how I decide … Continue reading »

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Cesky Krumlov July 6, 2015

  Today we’re in Cesky Krumlov, a medieval town in the Czech Republic. Old Town was founded in the 1200s and is surrounded by the Vltava River. We’ve had a lot of fun exploring the cobblestone streets. The shops here are much different than other places we’ve been. There are puppets, lace, crystal, and leathersmiths, but very … Continue reading »

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Berchtesgaden, Germany July 5, 2015

We had the best time at Berchtesgaden Salt Mine today! It’s been in the 90s all week and the temperature in the mine is 53, and it felt sooo good. We took a train ride into the mine, slid down 2 miner’s slides, and cruised across a lake. It was so, so fun. This afternoon we went to … Continue reading »

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Schonau am Konigsee, Germany July 4, 2015

We’re in Schonau am Konigsee today in the German Alps. This small town is in Berchtesgaden National Park, and we can see Austria from our window. We’re staying in a guest house at the foot of a ski resort and the gondola passes right by our window. There are many hiking trails in the park … Continue reading »

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Fussen, Germany July 3, 2015

Today we’re in Bavaria – home of biergartens, lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, fairy tales, and CASTLES! We’re staying in Fussen, a great base for exploring two of King Ludwig’s castles in Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau Castle is where King Ludwig spent his summers as a child and later when he became king. He then decided to build Neuschwanstein Castle, … Continue reading »

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Dachau, Germany July 2, 2015

I wanted to visit Dachau Concentration Camp, which is located just outside Munich. I knew we could visit on our own, but I really wanted an in-depth tour by someone with unique insight. I had read great things about InMunich Tours’ Dachau Tour and we were not disappointed. We met our guide Jon in Marienplatz square … Continue reading »

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Munich, Germany July 1, 2015

We took an overnight train from Amsterdam to Munich last night. We left Amsterdam at 8:30pm and arrived in Munich this morning at 7:15am. I was looking forward to relaxing in our sleeper compartment with 3 bunk beds, but the air conditioner was broken. Temps have been in the 90s this week and it was … Continue reading »

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