Showing posts from May, 2023

A European Stroll - Zurich, Switzerland - Day 1

*These are posts that I placed on my Facebook feed during our European trip.  Some are lengthier than others, but overall will give you a good sense of our trip.*  Zurich: Day 1 Had a smooth flight and landed early into Zurich. Met our cruise director Marcelo, who is awesome! Since we had time to wait before our room is ready, we decided to go to the one place where it would make me super happy…yep, you guessed it…the home of the Lindt Chocolate Factory!! Pictures just don’t do it justice! It’s an incredible place. After a few hours of heavenly delights, we returned back to the hotel with a full bag of chocolates to take home, and ready for a much-needed nap before the Welcome Reception that evening. The main entrance of the Lindt factory. Tickets to the tour. You walk through in your own and have the option of a hand-held device to listen to various facts. Omg! This was an incredible sight to see! The smell of chocolate engulfed us as we entered the building...and yes, that's

A European Stroll - Switzerland to Amsterdam - a Prelude

Usually, I write about my strolls in and around Nova Scotia, but recently, in April 2023, my husband and I took a river cruise trip of a lifetime.  It was such an amazing trip, which involved lots of strolls, that I decided to share our adventures! To share a little background as to one of the reasons we embarked on this incredible trip, we need to flip back a year.  In January 2022,   my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.  It was a very stressful year for our family, so my husband and I really needed some down-time to try and forget about chemo, treatments, CT scans and the stress, even for just a little while.  I had heard about river cruising from work colleagues and when our local Automobile Association hosted an info night featuring AMA Waterways, we jumped at the chance to attend! Wow!  We weren't disappointed.  The presentation was amazing, and it also made me realize how much I missed Europe. Having grown up in Lahr, Germany, when I was young, I had been yearning fo