The Magnificent Cologne Cathedral

The city of Cologne, Germany, holds one of the most magnificent cathedrals in all of Europe.  Approaching the city, the spires of the church are visible for miles. My daughter and I boarded a train from northern Germany – just across the border from our friends’ home in the Netherlands.  The cathedral came into view long […]

Navigating the Grand Canal in Venice

The city of Venice is split between the mainland and an island.  The airport and actually, most of the city is on the mainland, while the well-known historic center is on the island.  Shaped like a fish, the island is divided into approximately two halves by the winding Grand Canal. The Canal starts by the mouth of […]