welcome to strasbourg! i honestly picked it par hasard (by chance/randomly) when my original toussaint plans fell through. i literally opened up a travel magazine and flipped through it to find somewhere in france to travel to. but i had such an amazing time and met so many wonderful people, so now i am wondering, was it really par hasard or not…?
l’épicerie. with it’s long wooden table so you’re forced to sit with strangers – but it doesn’t feel strange at all, only like a giant family. with their decoration from a french grandmother’s home. and with soup for a girl who lost her voice the first night in strasbourg. delicious!
i <3 museums, but that’s another post for why. however, at the musée archéologique, i couldn’t have been more fascinated with the little numbered cubes that help the visitor figure out what is what. especially since right now i’m 22, and in exactly one week, i’ll be 23.
i also would like to stress that nothing makes me happier with someone invites me to their home and cooks for me. especially when it’s delicious. if not, its still okay with me, because its the thought that counts!
my amazing host V makes her own red wine vinegar. her own orange jam. and adores elephants because she’s spent a good amount of time in cameroun. these are small details i love that i could never get out of traveling hotel style.
i wanted to visit mont sainte odile, an old monastery outside of strasbourg with apparently an amazing view, but the bus to it only runs on weekends… i was sad for a bit, until i walked right into it, in painting form! and like i always say to myself, la prochaine fois – i’ve got lots and lots of time and opportunities in life to try again next time.
but technically, the trip is not over, since i also went to basel, colmar, and mannheim…. more later, i promise!