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November 29, 2015
The first images from the shop cruise came from Lindy this morning, from Prague, in the Czech Republic. (Remember when you had to learn to spell Czechoslovakia? Well, no longer!)

From Lindy: We're here in Prague beginning our Christmas wishes cruise down the Danube with Jeannette Douglas. Tonight in Prague we stay at a hotel. We transfer to Nuremberg tomorrow and get on the AmaPrima.

Lindy is emailing images and comments from her phone, so her descriptions will be short.

The first leg of the shop cruise... Prague -- click to enlarge

We're here in Prague beginning our Christmas wishes cruise down the Danube with Jeannette Douglas.
Just a few of my quick pics today.


   
The first leg of the shop cruise... Prague -- click to enlarge

Just love the green on this building and all those gorgeous windows!

The first leg of the shop cruise... Prague -- click to enlarge

And someone's gorgeous little balcony!

   
The first leg of the shop cruise... Prague -- click to enlarge

And we walked across the St Charles bridge. Just majestic and charming all at the same time.
Christmas Market Tree in Prague -- click to enlarge

Christmas Market Tree in Prague.


November 30, 2015
Nuremburg: A few pics from a small Christkindle Market we visited for a bit. Everything is charming. The Guhlwine really IS yummy... especially in 40 degrees with the rain falling!!! Hope we see some sun today!

Nuremburg -- click to enlarge


   
Nuremburg -- click to enlarge

Nuremburg -- click to enlarge


   
Nuremburg -- click to enlarge

Nuremburg -- click to enlarge


   



December 1, 2015
We had a wonderful day today at the Nuremburg Christmas markets. When we returned from yet another cold rainy day of shopping, which was over/the-top fun anyway, we were treated to our Jeannette Douglas exclusive Down the Danube sampler. Here we are stitching and shopping at the silver needle riverside Pop up shop on the AmaPrima. Can you see that It's dark outside? We are actually passing through a lock on the Danube canal. It was only 4 in the afternoon!!! Tomorrow is another Christmas market in Regensburg and more stitching!

Nuremburg -- click to enlarge


   
Nuremburg -- click to enlarge

December 2, 2015
Regensburg
Regensburg -- click to enlarge

This is why I love Europe! Look at this single little window we walked past today!

   


Regensburg -- click to enlarge

We spent part of the day at the Christmas market by Thurn and Taxis castle today. Greenery everywhere. Mulled wine, cider, sausages and pastries all scented the air. Music too. Just enchanting. Everything here has been handmade by the artists selling.
Regensburg -- click to enlarge


   
Regensburg -- click to enlarge

Regensburg -- click to enlarge

Back on the AmaPrima... our private ornament exchange... what a lot of talent and creativity!


   



December 3, 2015
Salzburg and Linz
Linz -- click to enlarge

We were in Salzburg and Linz today. One of the market stalls had little fish sandwiches. They were gorgeous!

   



Salzburg -- click to enlarge

I love all the narrow cobblestone streets...


Salzburg -- click to enlarge

And talk about shopping overload! Is this what The Silver Needle looks like to you guys on your first trip in the shop??? WOW!!! Every market stall booth looks like this!!!

   


Salzburg -- click to enlarge



Salzburg -- click to enlarge


   






Salzburg -- click to enlarge

And now for the Sound of Music portion of our show.... recognize these? (Think Do-Re-Mi)

   


Salzburg -- click to enlarge

So cool. The tour guide had movie pictures to show us the actual places we were!!!! Gotta watch the movie again!!!


Salzburg -- click to enlarge


   


Salzburg -- click to enlarge



Vienna -- click to enlarge

Note from Mary: I think the next few pics are all Vienna.

   


Vienna -- click to enlarge

All these abbeys and churches and staircases!!!!! This one was at least 10 stories of stone steps and wrought iron rails!


Vienna -- click to enlarge

Pretty church... just along the way!

   


Vienna -- click to enlarge

A lovely square with a cathedral on one side contrasting with a totally modern glass building on the other.


Vienna -- click to enlarge


   


Vienna -- click to enlarge

This one is awesome! We've seen frescos that were painted to look like the ceiling is curved but actually flat! This one is the inside of a beautiful dome.


Vienna -- click to enlarge

The Loch Ness monster washed up through the bathroom sink drain last night!!!

   


Vienna -- click to enlarge

The wood floors in Schonbrunn palace are original. Wood cut across the grain. Shiny from the patina of hundreds of years of walking feet!!!


Vienna -- click to enlarge

Well we hit this market too!!! Right after an awesome palace tour!

   




Budapest -- click to enlarge

We've just arrived in Budapest, the final city of our trip. We're stitching till lunch and then hitting the town and markets this afternoon. Tonight they are dimming our lights and cruising up and down the river so we can see all the lights.

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

A hidden inner courtyard we stumbled upon!! Only one narrow alley way in here!!!


Budapest -- click to enlarge

An abbey tour view of the city.

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

A view without the stone arches in my view.


Budapest -- click to enlarge

Lunch at the market. The pans are 3 feet across!!!

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

More gorgeous pans of food!!!


Budapest -- click to enlarge

And a chocolate shop for desert!

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

The stoves are old. Porcelain doors on them are hand painted and charming!

December 8...

Budapest -- click to enlarge

We went to the local market today. Gorgeous produce and meat.

   



Budapest -- click to enlarge

Imagine shopping this everyday!!


Budapest -- click to enlarge

Here's the meat!!! Just a few feet and stomachs! Yuck!!!

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

Even the manhole covers are pretty here!


Budapest -- click to enlarge

We walked across the Chain Bridge today and took a little tram up the hill to the president's house. Funicular is what they called the little car.

   


Budapest -- click to enlarge

Our view from the top...


Budapest -- click to enlarge

Our ride down the hill!!!

   






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