Travelling in Europe


Europe suitcaseTravels in Europe

Since I retired I have been lucky enough to be able to make several trips within Europe.  Often acting as roadie for one of my children. I studied medieval and modern European history at university and I love seeing the places I read about in my textbooks. I would like to be able to pass on a bit of my excitement and provide a few tips along the way.


We visited Austria at new year to help my daughter move her luggage.

New Year in Linz
The Austrian flag has red and white stripes

Czechia      The flag and map of Czechia

My daughter is teaching English as a foreign language in a school near Prague.  We visited the Czech republic in September to help her move her luggage.

Prague: A short visit to Czechia’s fairytale capital

Five things to see in Prague


Cruise stop Copenhagen


A few hours in Tallinn, Estonia’s medieval capital


The French flag is red white and bliue
The tricolour of France

I studied French as a subsidiary subject at University and now belong to a U3A French group.  Earlier this year I was lucky enough to do an exchange with a similar French group in Nantes.

A visit to Nantes

The Netherlands

We went on a cruise on a canal barge on the Dutch Waterways.

Cruising the Dutch Waterways and a visit to the Keukenhof bulb gardens.

The Dutch flag


The flag is red and green

A few years ago I visit Madeira and enjoyed the beautiful gardens.



Impressions of St. Petersburg

Spain The Spanish map and flag

I visited Malaga in Southern Spain with my son at half term.  While there we caught the bus to Granada to visit the Alhambra

Half term in Malaga

Visiting the Alhambra

Holy week in Seville

2 thoughts on “Travelling in Europe”

  1. I’m envious! I hope to do some international travel now that I’m retired. Thanks for the insight.

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