Saturday, June 20, 2009

Onwards....

I'm in Strasbourg for a couple of days - my original itinerary called for a quick trip to London, and I realized when I sat down to make final arrangements that a trip over the channel would either see me spend way too much time on a train, or be very expensive. The alternative was a stop in the charming city of Strasbourg, which is about half way between Paris and Zurich.

My university offered an exchange year here, which I didn't use or apply for, and this trip is a nice chance to see what life would have been like if I'd gone away for the year. Strasbourg is charming and lovely - everything you'd expect from a small European town. It's also much different than Paris - less English is spoken or available, still touristy, but in a more French/German way.

I'm off to Switzerland tomorrow to catch up with some friends for a few days. They've promised to show me the "real" Switzerland, and if their past tour guide skills are any indication, I'm in for quite a treat.

7 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time Karin. I have been to Strasburg. It is indeed very quaint and European. Enjoy Switzerland

Lauralness said...

Great fun! Enjoy Switzerland!

Susan said...

I can't wait to see your pictures, Karin!

Trixie said...

Bet you've missed traveling eh? I love looking at your pictures and can't WAIT to see the Monet stuff. I am O-fficially jealous now. Love me some Monet. :o)

Enjoy!!!

Vicki said...

I'd LOVE to go to Switzerland! Enjoy your time there!

stitcherydoo said...

Sounds like you're having a great time! Take lots of pictures. I can't wait to see Switzerland!

Jenna said...

It all sounds so wonderful! I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself so thoroughly and are now home safe and sound. :)