Strasbourg

Strasbourg. France. Another day, another country. Incredible that you can drive from Switzerland, through Germany, and to France in only a few hours.

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After the amazing opportunity to tour the Council of Europe this morning, Tony and I and the rest of our senior buddies enjoyed a scrumptious lunch at Le Gruber.

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The tour leader had some slight issues finding the restaurant, but we were there in no time, as he wisely followed tip number 1 when travelling.

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We were served a starter which was called Les Tartes Flambée. It is essentially bread dough rolled out very thin.

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The main was by far the most extravagant. It was meat. Lots of it. Sausages, ham, bacon on saucraut with potatoes.

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After stuffing myself to my absolute limit, we were served pear and lemon sorbet doused in, what I later discovered was, 40% Vol liquor called ‘Marc’. Go Europe!

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Sightseeing in Strasbourg began at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, which is the highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages. It is of course as beautiful on the outside, as it is on the inside.

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The Cathedral contains an astronomical clock dating back to the 14th century, and contains a statue acknowledging Saint Antoine.

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The rest of the city is petite, with little cobble stone streets and old buildings.

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Strolling through ‘Little France’ was when it really felt like we were in France.

I suppose the most interesting part of my trip today was discovering that there are shops in Europe that are dedicated to Christmas items, wait for it … all year round!

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I have never seen a shop like this in Australia. It felt like Christmas in April, and it was awesome!

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