Wine 2019 – Alsace and Baden

Friday, 13th September 2019 – Sunday, 29th September 2019 – Alsace and Baden (with a side order of the Mittel Rhein) I’m well aware that a lot of people won’t want to read this, so I’m basically posting it entirely for my own reference with regard to what we bought on the latest road trip….

Food 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 8, La Maison Rouge, Colmar

Friday, 20th September 2019 – La Maison Rouge, Colmar This is now a slightly cautionary tale. Because the guy on the front desk at the hotel when we checked in insisted that we had dinner included for all three nights, despite me saying we didn’t, I believed him in the end, and cancelled a reservation…

Travel 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 8, Colmar

Friday, 20th September 2019 – Colmar Friday was entirely dedicated to Colmar, and establishing beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful. A run for me first thing meant that I saw up close some of the Bartholdi monuments that I’d seen designs and models for the day before, and then…

Travel 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 7, Voegtlinshoffen, Colmar

Thursday, 19th September 2019 – Voegtlinshoffen, Colmar Voegtlinshoffen is a tiny village which is not one of the half-timbered confections that so many Alsace villages are, because most of those were destroyed in the course of the Thirty Years’ War and rebuilt afterwards in a more simple style. What is does have is a site…

Travel 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 6, Illkirchen, Orschwiller, Colmar

Wednesday, 17th September 2019 – Illkirchen, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Colmar Wednesday morning, with even more insect bites decorating both of us, we got ready to check out and move on. I’d been for a run before breakfast and stopped off at the rather odd park near one of the tram stops. For reasons I couldn’t…

Travel 2018/2019 – Where Next?

2018/2019 – Baden-Baden, Berlin, Colmar, Freiburg, Helsinki, Kiev, Porto, Strasbourg, Vienna, York Now we’re back from France thoughts inevitably turn to where we might go next, because with just 25 week days to play with in a year, planning is essential. Actually, the next trip is a small UK one, as we’re off to York…