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    New Jersey, the Philly end
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    travel and web surfing
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    European Rivers

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  1. Are any of the countries on typical river cruise itineraries allowing unvaccinated Americans in?
  2. Coli, is Ariel Sands ever going to be redeveloped?
  3. notamermaid, Thanks for those links. My German was good enough to to find the “button” that was labeled “English.” 🤷🏻‍♂️😉
  4. Is this the thread that had a prior discussion on trains? Here’s an interesting article - “The Soviet spy steam railway that's still running” - https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/harz-railway-germany-cmd/index.html This photo is the US intercept post on Teufelsberg in Berlin, some 100 miles (as the crow flies) from the Soviet/DDR site mentioned in the article.
  5. When it is noon in Würzburg, what time is it Berlin NJ (Eastern Daylight Time)?
  6. I’m nosy, I was going to say curious but honesty got the better of me. Are you traveling as part of an OAT cruisetour?
  7. I need a birthday present for my niece in Hamburg. Think they’ll be ready to ship for a February delivery?
  8. My go to when I want to assist in disaster relief is MONEY. It is logistically simple, no hassle with transport, storage, and sorting. It can be readily converted into whatever specific goods and services are needed.
  9. Scouse alone should qualify . . . Sadly the UN has not backed up its stated values when it comes to point 3 when related to belligerents. Seems they are quicker to act on the addition of football stadium (that doesn’t demolish anything) than on the Seige of Dubrovnik.
  10. Why Liverpool lost UNESCO status . . . https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/liverpool-loses-unesco-world-heritage-status-180978252/ The new construction on the waterfront that “destroyed” the city’s maritime character. Everton’s new football stadium, I believe it’s a rendition. No longer a stroll across the park for the Merseyside Derby. Perhaps another reason to lose the UNESCO status. The Benefits of Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site There are a few benefits to being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Press and Popularity. The first benefit, however, is all about tourism. Once a site has been recognized, it becomes more attractive to travelers and therefore travel writers and other news organizations will help spread the word. The site suddenly has a certain status that it didn’t have before, and for many countries, this could help bring new economic benefits. Funding. The site is eligible to receive funds for its protection and conservation. Since it is declared something of historical significance, it is understood worldwide that it needs to be preserved. The site will also have access to global project management resources if a repair is needed or if more options for tourism is needed to ensure the site’s protection. Protection during a war. Once declared, the site becomes protected under Geneva convention against destruction during a war.
  11. Another article about “The Ring” as a relief center. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a37102105/nurburgring-relief-headquarters-for-flood-ravaged-germany/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_rdt&utm_medium=email&date=072221&utm_campaign=nl24441935&utm_term=AAA -- High Minus Dormant and 90 Day Non Openers
  12. Some of Grand Circle Cruise Lines ships seem to be missing - Artemis, Arethusa, and Athena. At least I think they are missing, my eyes crossed try to follow the “organization “ of the list. It would be great to head into Venice on one of them.
  13. OP - Assuming the Vantage response is accurate, looks like you couldn’t get a better outcome. Right back where you started, and where you want to be.
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