Linda and Jim Wilson

LinandJim

Linda and Jim Wilson

We are married couple and love to travel, drink wine, eat good food and have a great time.



Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney January 12th 2019

Day 2 Sydney Jingi Walla! That means “hello, good day” or “welcome everyone to country” in the language of the Arakwal people one of the 500 aboriginal tribes in Australia. This a.m. we took a 2 hour walking tour of The Rocks neighborhood with our guide, James who is aboriginal from north of Sydney. The Rocks is in the shadow of the Sydney harbor bridge and it is the oldest neighborhood in Sydney. Full of pubs, restaurants, shops and the popular Rocks outdoor Market that is every weekend January and February. Most of buildings are all made of sandstone in this historic area. The oldest buildings in Sydney are right here. Sydney began in 1788 when the British arrived with a fleet of ships and the foundation of a penal colony began. Prior to this, the ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver January 9th 2019

Anthony's Limo is picking us up at home and will drop us off at DIA. The ride to the airport, check in, passport scan with Australia Visa verification, TSA bag check and train to concourse B all total took only 1 hour. We had plenty of time so we stopped at Elway‘s to share a burger with green Chile and a John’s salad. While we were enjoying the delicious burger, we received a very disturbing text from our friends and fellow travelers, Bill and Jane Loetell. Jane said that they were not allowed to check in for their flights Tampa to Houston to Sydney because there was a problem with their electronic Visa to Australia. We were startled and decided we must go to the United Customer service counter to check on our Visa. We were ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton January 3rd 2019

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North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton January 2nd 2019

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North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton April 27th 2015

Travel Day ... BIG UGH!! Uniworld arranged for transfer from the ship to the airport in Brussels where our flights were departing from. We had to have all our bags outside our cabins by 6:30am and the coach was leaving at 7am. We went to the dining room for our final breakfast and enjoyed a bit of everything today!! An "everything 2 egg omelet", a small bowl of oatmeal, a mini donut, and some ham. This should hold us over for a nice while until we have to start eating airline food. The coach guide told us that the ride to the Brussels airport would be 30-40 minutes. There was terrible traffic and we did not arrive until 8:30am and many of the cruise travelers were worried about flights. We got in to the airport international ... read more

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp April 26th 2015

Day 12 - April 26 Antwerp, Belgium Was still not feeling well this a.m. So Jim went and got me a pot of chamomile tea with honey and a croissant. It tasted wonderful but I wasn't up to going on the walking tour of Antwerp (pronounced in Belgium as Antwerpen). I sent Jim with Bill, Jane and the group from the ship. Then I went back to bed since I was up most of the night. I woke at 10am and finally felt better. Enjoyed some of the tea and decided to take a shower. By the time they returned from the walking tour I was much better. I ate a very light lunch and then the 4 of us walked back in to town Since this is Sunday, most stores were closed during the cruise ... read more
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Europe » Belgium » East Flanders » Gent April 25th 2015

Day 11 - April 25 Ghent and Brugge Belgium Today we chose to go to the town of Brugge for the entire day. It was about an hour coach ride from Ghent where the ship was docked and our guide for the day, Max, used some of that time to share with us the history of Belgium. Brugge is known as the Venice of the north with so many canals as well as chocolate. There are 170 chocolate stores in the city alone! It was slightly drizzling when we arrived but by the time we all assembled ready for the walk and tour of the city it had stopped. It was a 30 minute stroll through town and we finally arrived at the area where we would board canal cruise boats for a tour of the ... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » Zealand April 24th 2015

Day 10 April 24 - Veere, Zealand, Netherlands We arrived in Veere and after breakfast, we chose to skip the tour of the delta works and go inside one of the many dams they have protecting the land from the North Sea. Instead we walked into this small, sparsely inhabited town of only 500 that has been in existence since 1281. What a treat we were in for. We absolutely fell in love with this town. So clean and charming. There were docks on both sides of the town with beautiful yachts and sail boats. A huge church that was built centuries ago and not is an event center. We stopped at an outdoor cafe in the town center square and enjoyed hot chocolate with a large bowl of fresh whipped cream. We also ordered apple ... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam April 23rd 2015

Day 9 - April 23 - Rotterdam, Netherlands Today we we had breakfast and were ready to head out for a big day of adventures. We boarded a tour bus with our guide today, Miriam and driver Petro and we took a tour around the old town of Rotterdam. This is a huge city and a bigger port. This port is actually the largest port in Europe. The second largest port in the world only to Singapore. The city were bombed a lot during WWIl and what was rebuilt was modern structures. Next we drove to the town of Delft where we were toured the famous porcelain factory. We learned how they identify their completely hand painted items from the fakes. This was very interesting tour and the building itself was just beautiful with ceramic stair ... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Nijmegen April 22nd 2015

Day 8 - April 22 Nijmegen, Netherlands We arrived in Nijmegen at 8:30am. This is a very old city in the Netherlands dating back to the second century A.D. The German border is only 80 miles from this town which is also near Arnhem. For those that are familiar with WWII history, "Market Garden" was a major Allied offensive. The largest airborne invasion in history, thousands of parachutists landed and advanced towards a neighboring town of Arnhem. The goal was to secure the bridges near Nijmegen and Arnhem and nearby towns which were held by the Germans. The allies, in error, dropped many bombs on the town of Nijmegen destroying much of the town. They mistakenly thought it was a German town because it is close to the border. Ultimately, the allies were successful but the ... read more
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