LOL. No, we are not Alsatians. Yeah it has been a “dogged” life but this sure isn’t the what the post is about. First, a little geography (which you can find out more out here in our essay). Nestled between France and Germany with the Rhine mostly as the border, you will read from our essay that this was a contested region.
Fortunately no more.
Today it is a place that teems with tourists coming through on the way between both countries. With pleasant country roads that seem to be paved with vineyards forever into the horizon, you can imagine us singing as we drove along! Yes we did sing…though you might not want to listen to it…
Have you heard of Quiche Lorraine? Bet you have! While true that quiche has been around for long and available elsewhere earlier, it is this variant named after the region that became really popular. And that’s because it is savoury instead of sweet, turning it from a dessert with custard filling to one with cheese and Lardon! So did we have some? Why oui! In the city of Metz.
And because this region is a little melange of French and German cultures and traditions, you will visit towns with German sounding names, eat “choucroute” instead of sauerkraut, though still with sausages. Or “tarte flambee” that seems to be glorified pizzas…hmmm. See beautiful village houses adorned in a spectacle of colours that can only be found in the rural parts of France.
Read about our little road trips to Alsace and Lorraine!
So this ends our French series.
Next up, Thailand! Home to our timeshare resort (on Phuket), it is the land of smiles. And indeed it is so. Look out for it!