THE FOLLOWING PIECE IS BY ONE OF OUR MOST LOYAL AND FAVORITE STUDENTS, RAFFAELLA. AFTER LEARNING ABOUT WRITING BLOG POSTS IN ONE OF OUR GROUP LESSONS, HER HOMEWORK WAS THE FOLLOWING:
Create the blog post you planned with your partner during the lesson!
If you love villages with a lot of atmosphere, the calm of the countryside, good food and wine, then Alsace is the right destination for a trip!
This region is known for flammekueches (a kind of pizza with sour cream and bacon), choucroute (different kind of pork meat with sauerkraut), a stew called backeoffe, white aromatic wines and the gorgeous Christmas markets.
But it’s also well known for the beautiful small towns with flowered balconies and the peculiar timber framed houses.
In a week you can easily travel around and stop to visit the countless villages that seem right out of a fairytale.
Actually Alsace is also a good destination also for a long weekend, maybe just before Christmas, to really enjoy the charming atmosphere and to wander around the joyful markets.
Not to be missed in the visit of Strasbourg, with its gothic cathedral and the characteristic Petit France neighborhood, the romantic Colmar with its Petite Venise and the Unterlinden Museum, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, Riquewihr, which is one of the most beautiful villages along the wine route and Mulhouse, known as the European technical museum capital.
If you have enough time I also suggest visiting also the Sainte Odile’s mount monastery, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the region.
THANK YOU RAFFAELLA FOR LETTING US DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES OF ALSACE!
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