strasbourg, france

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

 during my stay in stuttgart with heather and her husband, the following conversation took place.
heather: do you wanna go to france tomorrow?
me: sure.
heather: okay, we’ll go to france tomorrow.
…. just another reason why i love living in europe (and why i love having such nice friends).
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strasbourg is only a couple hours’ drive away from stuttgart so spending the day there worked out quite nicely.  i thought that strasbourg, being on the border of germany, would look and feel somewhat like a german town.  i was shocked by how definitively french it is! i swear that even as we crossed the border, the air began to smell different…..
can you believe i didn’t eat a single croissant the whole day?! 
….now i have a reason to go back.

39 comments:

Pretzel Thief said...

Sooooooooo good!
I WANNA! Heh heh.

Yes, I would totally do that if I were still living in Europe. "Hey, let's go to ________."

Ahhhhh...!

Jenny in Ohio said...

I wish I could have a conversation like that!

I love all those colorful buildings, too.

debbiecutieface said...

wow, those pictures are so beautiful! I feel so deprived next to you cause I've only been to Paris in France haha...I'm so jealous of all you guys in Europe that just get to travel to a different country whenever you feel like it!

KY said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!!!!! I wish I could just hop on over to another country! :)

Jeneric Generation said...

I hope you bought that blue vase on the back of that table. Strasbourg looks beautiful. I am adding it to our itin when we take our second three-week trip together. Also, do I have that hoodie?

Nikki said...

Okay now I need to know how your hair looks like that. And please don't say "it's natural" or I'll scream

Alex said...

Jealousy galore. I wish I could just say "hmmm I think I'll go to France today." Instead it's more like "hmmm I guess I could go to Louisiana today and gamble on Lake Charles." No. Just, no.

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

ah wow, awesome pictures :) ....makes me want to go back to europe so badly!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@Nikki, it is natural...but (!) it usually looks like a rat's nest. this was a rare moment in which it looks halfway presentable.

Kaitlyn said...

It looks so beautiful there. I only dream to go to Europe one day!

In our sea of love

Celeste said...

best part about europe hands down!

Brissa said...

how did you not eat a croissant?!?!?! go.back.now.

Megan said...

yay for spontaneous friends!

it's so nice to see what strasbourg actually looks like. i almost did a study abroad for a short time there with my business school but pulled out at the last minute because my professor was a disorganized mess...looks like i should have done it anyways!!! gorgeous photos!

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Anait said...

When I was in college I was offered an internship with the state department in Strasbourg......and my parents offered to pay for the trip if I got an A in Bio. Well, I definitely did not get an A and I definitely never went to Strasbourg. I've had an obsession about going ever since. Let's see, from where I am now (Chicago), I can either get to Indiana or Wisconsin. let's switch places, yes?

Ashley said...

I want to go SO BADLY. These photos are stunning (as is your hair!!) :)

Mimi said...

*sigh* that's amazing! that's why i want to live in europe someday in the future! :)

here, it'd probably be like "hey, you wanna go to vegas tomorrow?"... hahaha, sooo not the same. ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Sonja said...

Haha wow you definitely don't hear a conversation like that here! Gahhh it really is nice living in Europe and being so close to everything. The photos are gorgeous! Looks like such a pretty place!

PS I like the green hoodie! Nothing wrong with the green hoodie ;o)

kylee said...

that's it! i'm moving to europe to live with you just so i can tag along on all your fun adventures. i promise to bring cake mixes, cereals, and any other thing you want as payment.

nova said...

Can I go to France tomorrow?

Probably not.

I am jealous.

jasmine said...

I visited Strasbourg last spring, it's one of my favourite cities! Next week I'm going to France again but only for 3 days.
Hope you have tried 'Tarte flambée' during your stay, it's delicious!

Katie said...

So jealous!! Wish I could travel so easily! Love your blog, going to start following :)

Jan said...

It looks like a German town!!! So pretty, great pictures!!

hayley.jay said...

Those houses are so charming. I want.

Barbara said...

Strasbourg looks like such a pretty town. I'd definately love to visit one day, and what better excuse is there than to sample their croissants!

The Little Flapper said...

What a nice little trip. How lucky to be so lucky to be so close to france! I would give anything to visit one of my friends in Berlin right now :(

Laura Nelson said...

i want to have that conversations! I need to move to Europe :) love your red lipstick :)

sarah nicole said...

Don't you think that little turquoise house should be mine and that we should be neighbors? I do. I hope that's okay.

xo,

Sarah

Taylor said...

I kind of hate you right now!! Just kidding. So jealous! How exciting. I'd loved to just take a day trip and hop over to France.

Celeste said...

these pictures are ridiculous! i wanna be there like right now! can i apperate there?

Anonymous said...

yeah, i think it looks really french, not at all german! but what do i know? ;)

xoxo jen

Jo said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Loving your photos. Reminds me how lucky I am to live in a small country near to loads of other countries (I often forget!) :)

Tucker said...

strassyland! I love it! brings back some fond memories (: Glad you enjoyed it - and have a reason to go back!

Nina and Jenni said...

beautiful photos ;) I love those "traditionally european" towns ;)

Inessa said...

that city looks magical and your hair looks so lustrous

Ahn said...

This place is so cool during christmas time.

Krystal said...

my friend went to college there and raves about that city, we're supposed to go with him sometime!

Ashley said...

Okay really do you have to always have so much fun! Can i please come stay with you for a few weeks and tag along on all of your exciting adventures. i'm drooling over all of your photos! i seriously just need to pack up and move to europe it looks amazing absolutely amazing!

renee jennifer said...

This looks amazing! I'm planning my first trip to France for this upcoming winter and I'm beyond excited :)

p.s. adore the color of that green hoodie!