One of my long bucket lists items was a river cruise in Europe. We have previously done river cruises in Russia, Cambodia/Vietnam, and Burma. We are not keen on big cruise liners, but river cruises, with < 150 people are great. We arrived in Nuremberg, via Minich, on 1 June ready to join our cruise the next day. When I contacted the company to find out where boat was docked I was told it wasn't sailing - the floods in Europe had grounded(lol) all river cruises, as they couldn't get u der bridges, and there docking places were islands. So the dream river cruise turned into a coach trip! Definitely not what we planned. But in fairness the company we were travelling with did a great job of substituting accommodation and excursions. 7 days later we arrived in Budapest, where we had arranged for 4 family members from Ireland to meet us. Had a ball. Then on to Prague for 3 nights - my favourite place ever, and home to Australia via Dubai for 2 nights. Arrived home Tuesday morning at 5.30, and 2 days later I am at Peter Mac having chemo. Current chemo, alimta, is the easiest to take of the 5 lines of treatment so far. No side effects, and schedule is flexible enough to accommodate holidays. I have 4 more booked this year, all within Australia, and am researching another river cruise for next June. Advised dr this morning that he needs to keep me going at least that long! Gail
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