Hey there lovebirds,
a couple of weeks ago I took a little trip to a wonderful city that carries the name ‘little Venice’. You might ask yourself why on earth there’s a city in France that is named after the perhaps most romantic Italian city, Venice? (not that I know anything about Italy’s romantic cities, I’m sure there’s heaps out there) Well, it’s because of the little creek that unfortunately has nothing in common with the lovely Italian sea – and the – surprise surprise – gondolas. We’ve had quite some good luck with the beautiful weather as it was one of the last summery days we’ve had. A gondola trip was definitely on our to-do list for that day and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on it. It was so great to be out in the nature and even some animals showed us their pretty little faces.
My travel companions and I were so happy we could have lunch out in the sun. We found this perfect restaurant, right next to the water and we still like to believe we stole someone else’s table as it seemed impossible to us that there was an empty spot. Tant pis I guess. Eating Flammekuech – not to be confused with pizza, neither the Italians nor the Alsatians would we very pleased – made us feel very homey here in Alsace. Yes, I admit that after a month and a half I like calling this beautiful place my home, even though I’ve got some serious housing situation to get sorted. Colmar is a place that I really want to go back to when it’s snowing and there’s Christmas markets. It’s an old medieval town 30 minutes south of Strasbourg that proudly shows off its style and it has all the right to do so! When we first got there, we were amazed by the beauty of the petite france but then discovered there was even more to see and do. Despite the fact that it’s a small city, there’s to discover. They have museums, markets, lovely cafés, restaurants and bakeries. (no but seriously, we had difficulties choosing a place because there were so many nice ones!) The picturesque landscape and the friendly people made us feel very welcome there and I can’t wait to go back!