Weather: 7 deg - weird but its freezing here at 7 deg!
Venue: Colmar - Hotel St Martin / Dusseldorf, Germany
Mood: Relaxing and realising that my hols will end this wkend.. huhu.. for some reason... am not missing my oven .. YET hehe.. i cooked rendang and chicken soup today.. its been awhile since we last had rice..
Peak Agenda: Salam peeps.. as promised.. here are a few more pics taken in Colmar.. i usually will hv "the mood" to take lots of scenery shots when hubs is around.. easier when someone is there to keep a look-out for little Sonia..
Anyway on the second day in Colmar.. we decided to drive to Strasbourg.. (the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border to Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin département. The city and the region of Alsace are historically German-speaking, explaining the city's Germanic name - wikipidia) It took us under an hr to get there and oh boy.. unlike in the old town of Colmar.. u can see halal kebab place just abt everywhere.. so long story short.. we got our meat craving fixed lol.. what to do.. we are meat eating ppl hehehe.. we spent like 4hrs there and hubs also took me to Galleries Lafayette which later saw me walking out with another Vanessa Bruno bag - big smile!
Somehow weekends get everyone going.. we were up pretty early on Saturday.. took a stroll around the old city again.. found a halal kebab place but the shop didnt look like its there anymore.. an empty shop with a halal sign lol
The duo who keep me on my feet on this trip :o)
The chocolate place - Jaques Bockel - that we patronized more than three times lol... this guy (the old guy in the picture) is famous for his chocolate and i bought chocolate couverture to see if its as good compared to Valrhona and Cocoa Berry.. pls pls try his fleur de sel praline chocolate if u do see him... its to DIE for! - oh on another note.. my fleur de sel will soon be back in store.. got em while in france!
We later walked towards an indoor market hall.. not too sure of the name.. i think its called Marche Couvert.. this market was built in 1865 but was recently renovated.. and its known for its great and varied selection of Alsatian food (Bakery, Cheese, Poultry, Fish, Butcher, Confectioner, Fruits and Veggies etc etc) as well as Vietnamese and Indian food. As it is Christmas they are also selling Christmas decoration together with their produce...
My little Sonia is a great story teller.. she wud pretend as tho she knows how to read well and will tell a story behind every single thing that she sees.. gv her a book and she will read to u - in her own words of cos -
Staple food where ever we go... it fills our tummy whenever we travel... be it in Asia or Europe.. this is what u call.. on survival mode :oPP
Sonia with her gingerbread man hehe
This indoor market reminded me of Central Market in Adelaide.. in a small scale of cos hehehe.. a market without all sorts of veggies is a no no
A market without seafood is not a market lol... looking at those mussels.. it reminded me of the mussels we had while in France early this year .. ty to the Bachmans hehe
Morning coffee is a must.. if u wanna hv ur coffee fix u can go to this little espresso place to your left as soon as you enter the indoor market.. it has an ok cup of espresso to sit and drink or "to go" - Italians make better coffee though! hehe
Sonia being my mommy.. she said "one sugar is enough mama!" hahaha
A picturesque street in Colmar along the river Lauch....
Eh eh.. what is so funny Rima.. u shud hv just gv that sweet smile when taking pics.. at least that will cover up ur double chin muahahaha
Aduhhh another not that good shot of me .. why ohhhh whyyyy hahaha - pic on the right is my all time fav too...
We later ended up in another picturesque area of Colmar along the river Lauch..
The other side of the River Lauch.. see those berries... i wonder if u can eat them.. hmmm
They dont call it little Venice for no reason ey
Kinder market as what i wud call it... this is one of the 5 Christmas markets there at La Petite Venise
Sonia being a little difficult.. the moment she saw the horsey ride.. she wanted to go on it.. ishhh and papa can be a little impatient at times handling Sonia.. i will.. time and again remind hubs that we shud count our blessings cos Allah has given us such a precious little girl..
Live rabbits... live sheep..
The main attraction here is of cos the kiddy rides and this is it.. horsey ride that my little Sonia goes crazy on.. u shud see the excitement on her face.. she calls it.. wiggle wiggle ride lol
Getting ready... i think she must hv ridden on it 5 times
Foamy snow hehe
This is how she is... her expression... priceless!