My trip was a lot of fun- especially since it was my first time in all of the sites I visited. I'm posting photos from the trip here, under the jump, for anyone who wants to see them. You'll finally get a real post within the next couple days.
From Prague, where I stayed a few days before taking a bus to where the cruise ship was docked, in Nuremberg:
Couldn't resist the shot below, what with the beautiful pink moon above the city. The Charles Bridge is the prettiest place to go in Prague at night- although the entire city is lovely lit up.
Next, from Nuremberg:
A stop at the Weltenburger Kloster, where I had some tasty beer in its beer garden. Weltenburger is one of those delightful abbeys that has been making its own alcohol since medieval times. I got a couple of beer steins + a Christmas tree ornament there.
After getting drunk, my drinking companion and I stumbled around Kelheim and made it to the ship three minutes before it was to leave dock. The ramp for walking onto the ship was gone, so she and I jumped onto the railing and climbed over it.
I have two other Kelheim photos, but I'm like "Hurrrr durrrrrr im drunktrgsr4rfw3" in them. Sorry, Kelheim.
I forgot to recharge my camera's battery the night before I walked around Passau, so I don't have any photos of it. ^_^; Someone else from my cruise kindly agreed to email me his Passau photos, but hasn't sent them yet.
Next up, the town of Melk, where I visited another snazzy abbey.
The next two photos are of Holocaust memorials- each leaf on the Tree of Life has a Holocaust victim's name inscribed on it, and the bronze shoes lined along the Danube's bank represent the shoes that Holocaust victims were ordered to remove before being shot there.