JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Passau, Germany

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Usually, we only get a couple of hours in this lovely little city, but recently due to the low water levels on the rivers in this area, we had more opportunities to explore and get to know the wonderful city of Passau as we remained docked there for a few days.


Passau’s nickname is the “City of Three Rivers” due to the Danube River meeting the Inn and Ilz Rivers above and below the city.  Where the Danube and Inn Rivers meet, you can actually see the colors of the two rivers converging.


(Below photo courtesy of Google Images)

Passau, Germany

Passau, Germany


One afternoon last week, I had the opportunity to get out and stroll the city’s quaint little cobblestone streets and browse the many shops along the main thoroughfare that runs through the old town.  Near where the ships dock on the Danube side of the peninsula is a fantastic ice cream shop call Rialto.  (Named just like the bridge in Venice.)  And a few evenings while in Passau, Milos and I headed out to a nice little Italian restaurant just across the street from the ships called Mondo Italiano.  We’ve had some excellent meals there – and the service is simply top notch.  Good pizza, pastas, seafood dishes – we recommend it for sure!


Fantastic place for ice cream!

Fantastic place for ice cream!


Here are some photos from my stroll around town.  Enjoy!



Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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