Hi everyone, how are you? Another sunday is here, and it’s time for us to hop on a new plane, train and car, heading to our next destination! Today, I’m going to talk about some places I hold close to my heart. Because, when you’re 500 miles away from home, well I guess it’s a little normal to feel home-sick. Especially when living where I do.
As a way to cure my homesickness, and hopefully to make you travel a little bit, here’s a little glimpse of the places I live, I know by heart, and love so, so much. I hope you’ll enjoy ! Thank you Joan @ Fiddler Blue for inspiring me for the title of this blog post. You’re the best ❤️
COLMAR. I think there’s a saying that goes something like, you don’t know how pretty a place is if you’ve lived there your whole life. Something like that, I guess. Anyway, my point is, I’ve never seen my hometown as pretty as I see it now, and I’m very happy for that. Colmar is filled with narrow, paved streets, beautiful, typical half-timbering, colored houses. I mean, the New York Times placed my hometown as one of the 52 places to go in 2016 !
There are tons of little villages, and they all have their own charm. Little houses, streets, and the vineyard are always there, everywhere, and, with the colors of autumn on a crazy-week-end back with a friend, they never looked so beautiful. There’s something about coming back home when you’ve been away for a long time, and I guess that something is happiness, and everything looks more beautiful every single second. But…tell me this isn’t beautiful ?!
Home isn’t just about the cute little towns and vineyard. Sometimes, if you know where to go, you can stumble upon wonderful little creatures… NO dragons or magical beasts, sorry, but there are…storks! I don’t know if you ever see those little creatures often -I certainly do, but I’m used to it, so I don’t really know, haha. Storks are so cute. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
If you’re looking for more exotic animals, well… you can find those, too. Kangaroo, anyone?
There’s one place I particularily love, and discovered only a few years ago, because it’s so new. It’s a spa, meaning hot water and lazy people in it, but the view is absolutely stunning. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, well I’ll let you see this for yourself.
Wandering outside of the big cities, it’s easy to get lost. They all say that not all of those who wander are lost, right? Well, as a traveller, getting lost doesn’t happen. We just discover. Home isn’t just one place, it’s the cities, and it’s the forest and the mountains, gorgeous looming all around. This particular picture was taken close to my grandma’s house. Seems like a world away.
I can’t go on a tour of Alsace without talking about Strasbourg, its capital. European capital, and famous for its beautiful houses, canals and obviously its gorgeous Christmas Market, Strasbourg is a must if you’re stopping by. Whether you love architecture or shopping…okay, I’m starting to sound like a tourist-guide, there, aren’t I?! Let me stop there, and tell you why I love this city. It’s absolutely gorgeous, obviously. There’s an english bookshop, but erm, okay, that’s a reason good enough, right? It’s not just because it’s home. It’s because it is, and it feels beautiful every step of the way.