It's high time I shared another Ausflug with you guys!
Last August was a real downer weather-wise in most of Europe. We wanted to take a little jaunt over one of the 3-day weekend holidays, with the thought that we'd catch some nice northern Italian sun. Nice idea, but it was cold and rainy.
So instead of trying to follow the sun to Portugal or Turkey (like every other person on the continent) we accepted what the weather Gods had to offer and headed north-west to Strasbourg, France.
It was Armin's mother's birthday and they were celebrating around his home town, about 20 minutes from the French border, so we figured we surprise everyone on the way back to Munich.
Strasbourg is absurdly cute. As you may know, it's in the Alsace region of France, which has bounced between being part of Germany and part of France over the ages. It's France now, and one feels it, but you can easily speak German there too.
Right before the new trip, I got a new gadget; a Sony camera that hooks up to an iphone, so we spent a lot of the weekend on a 'Photo Safari'. Armin would give me little assignments to try and capture depth of field or to fiddle around with the exposure settings. These are a fraction of the photos that we took...indulge me.
As you've probably gathered, Strasbourg is kind of like a French version of Venice on a smaller scale. Canals run through the town and locals get around on boats.
We defintely got in our recommended daily allowance of Foie Gras and white wine during or short visit.
As we mosied back over towards the German border we stopped off at the Maginot Line
...but that's a story for another time.