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a glass of cremant at a  Colmar cafe - the perfect acompanyment for tourist watching  
   

a glass of cremant at a Colmar cafe - the perfect acompanyment for tourist watching

GEWURZTRAMINER!...Bless you!!

October 22nd 2014
Alsace?...where…and why? This was the question after, “Where are you off to next?”- not only from fellow Kiwis but those we met during our travels. Alsace is a region in France where the River Rhine forms the eastern boundary with Germany. It has been disputed and fought over by the two countries for centuries, sometimes being part of Germany, sometimes ‘taken back’ by France. ... read more
Europe » France » Alsace » Colmar

French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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27th October 2014

A proper ending!
I think charming Colmar and the lovely Alsace were such a better choice than big city Hong Kong! How great that you rented a car to visit all the tiny, twee villages and try all their wines. Your photos are fab (love those panoramas) and take me back to a place I spent several months, hiking those hills and marveling at the medieval architecture. And then, a finish in Paris--a proper end to your great adventure! Thanks for taking us along.

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