My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

The annual Christmas markets have already been going on for a couple of weeks, and there remains not quite another two weeks before they end. In any case, such events are truly magical during the winter season, with plenty of gingerbread, gifts, and glühwein to boot. Should one be in Europe around the holiday season, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

Destination: Basel, Switzerland

Although I had little knowledge about it, Basel had been at the top of my bucket list to visit for quite some time. Since I was in Strasbourg for a week in late November, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to cross the French-Swiss border for the day to visit Basel. With that … Continue reading Destination: Basel, Switzerland

Destination: Eguisheim & Colmar, France

While staying in Strasbourg for a week in late November, I also took day trips to other towns in the Alsace region. I was especially keen on checking out the villages near Colmar, which are reputed to be one of the most beautiful in France-- in fact, three of them-- Eguisheim, Riquewihr, and Hunawihr-- are … Continue reading Destination: Eguisheim & Colmar, France

Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

After my fall semester of teaching ended in mid-November, I wasted no time embarking on my two-week travels in Europe. I started with a week in the warm country of Malta (adventures to be posted soon) before I headed back to France to visit a friend for a week in Strasbourg, as well as to … Continue reading Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

Destination: Colmar, France

Bonjour! While still in Strasbourg for les marchés de Noël last November, I also made a short, day trip over to Colmar, located about half an hour away by train. I, along with the Australian assistante whom I was staying with during my time in Strasbourg, took the train over around 14h00 and for the rest of the afternoon … Continue reading Destination: Colmar, France