Jon Lapp

Cambridge, England a City of History, Culture and world-changing Discoveries

Cambridge, England Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits …

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Mulled Wines

Mulled wines are warm liquid deliciousness that creates a very pleasant smell and is guaranteed to knock out any chill you may be feeling. On our Christmas Market Cruise in Central Europe, mulled wines were a prominent feature in every market. Holiday collectors’ cups can be used with a refundable deposit, or you can enjoy …

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Tbilisi, Georgia

The Caucasus Mountains are at the intersection of Europe and Asia. They stretch from the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, it is referred to as the Caucasus region. In the center of this is the country of Georgia and today we are going to introduce you to its capital Tbilisi (pronounced-Tilleesee). Tbilisi is a …

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is an ancient city in southern Bulgaria, built around seven hills. It boasts being the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe dating back some 8000 years! As you explore the city you will find many areas that are still being dug up by archeologists. Ancient Roman Ruins in Plovdiv The Ancient Theater is the …

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Potato Pancakes

Let’s talk about potato pancakes! We grew up in partly polish families, and potato pancakes were a real treat. Served for breakfast or dinner, applesauce or sour cream, it is comfort food in its own class. Pancakes and Latkes are used sometimes interchangeably. But there is a difference. Potato pancakes are more rounded than potato …

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