Out of France, into Germany
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Got to France on Sunday... a long 16 hours of traveling but aleast AirCanada gives you free meals and drinks beer or wine. Nice thing about having a wife who doesn't drink that is that you get twice as much!
Once we were in the Alcase Region we got our car, and took off. Got to our hotel, an appartment in a winery in the middle of the wine region. Did quite a few hikes, castles perched on cliffs, tiny villages full of farmers and wine makers and lakes in the hills with phenomenal views of the Rhine river valley and all of its towns. Also checked out the local beers, original designs and names! But mostly checked the wine sampling. Great stuff and they'll keep serving it till you fall down. Mostly whites, Reisling and Gewurtz but also what they call Eau de Vie. Classing up the name still makes it moonshine. Again they'll give enough of that to knock down an elephant and that wouldn't take alot.
Today we just cruised out of that region and took some trains out of Strasbourg and are now in Stuttgart, this is where we have to be for our flight to Zagreb. City looks nice so we'll be doing some cruising around tonight.
So that's Johns version of whats been going on since we arrived. The alsace region was beautiful, our accomodation on a winery was surreal for what we paid. we actually had a view of 3 midevil castle ruins and 2 storks nesting at the end of the driveway.
the town we stayed in was tiny, with 2 very touristy towns on either side, things are so close in this region that one morning and evening we were able to walk to each village via tiny backroads in less than half an hour. Very hilly region, to get to the one town it was 2km straight up hill, made for an interesting run one evening. At least we got to run downhill all the way back.
We fly out to Croatia in the morning, where we#ll spend the next week or so. Itäs been hot, but not too stiffling yet. At least we will have tons of beaches nearby!