It’s almost been one month already since arriving in Europe, so I decided today that I would write about two recent day trips I went on to Colmar in France, and also to Luxembourg. (Country #22!!!) 🙂
At the time I was staying in Basel (Switzerland) for a few days with my host family, and on May 11th I decided to plan a spontaneous trip for the following day! I checked out several possible destinations through MeinFernBus, and found an awesome route to Colmar, which was only 9 Euros each way! I arrived at 11:30am and had until about 6:00pm, which was the perfect amount of time for me to explore this small and charming French town!
When I arrived at the central station, I first picked up a city map, and made my way towards the old town. The buildings in Colmar are all so colourful and beautiful. There were many times where I felt like I was walking through a storybook! While exploring the city, I also went on a train tour, tried a delicious French crêpe, and went to a local restaurant with really great pizza (although the customer service there was not the best…) But all in all, it was an awesome trip, and this is definitely a place I would recommend people to visit if they ever have the opportunity!
A couple days later after returning back to Cologne, Germany- my friend Agnese and I booked train tickets to go to Luxembourg! The journey from Cologne was only about 3.5hrs each way, and when we got there we met up with two other travellers from Couchsurfing.com, a guy named Peter from The Netherlands, and a girl named Charlotte from Germany. The four of us spent the day wandering through the city, and we had a blast! Some of the things we did was check out the ancient Casemates (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), went to several different shops, tried Luxembourg beer (called Zwickelbeier) at a local pub, visited a few churches and parks, and ended our day having a nice dinner in the city’s main square where we got to watch an entertaining live stage show. 🙂
Since these trips, I’ve actually travelled to quite a few more places, which I will be sure to include in a future post! As for my upcoming travel plans, in just a couple weeks I will be going to Paris, London, and Gdansk (Poland)! In the mean time, I may also go to Brussels in Belgium again ….or maybe somewhere else… I still haven’t decided 😛
***UPDATE! Instead of going to Brussels, I have booked a weekend trip to Budapest, Hungary on June 11-12!! 🙂
Thanks so much for reading!
– Jackie 🙂