France, Colmar

Trip Start Sep 25, 2012
Trip End Oct 11, 2012

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Flag of France  , Alsace,
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

After driving through beautiful Switzerland we arrived in Colmar France. The city has many small streets lined with retail stores and restaurants/cafes. Colmar was French for most of its modern history but its population used to be predominately German. During WWI Hitler reclaimed it but was annexed to France after Germany lost WWI. Many of the Swiss-German influences can be seen in the architecture.

We began looking for a place to eat around 7:00 PM and one of the few restaurants open was a Chinese restaurant. A Chinese menu written in French was interesting. The waiter had to draw a picture of crevette (shrimp) but Damien was able to read everything else. I had a beef, mushroom and bamboo platter and Damien ordered pork with Chinese cabbage. 
I was starting to get a cold so we found a pharmacy and the pharmacist was very helpful.  The cold medicine was making me feel "foggy" and we were both exhausted so we went to bed around 10:00 PM. The next day we spent the morning taking pictures of this historic city. In an area named Little Venice the buildings were lined along a canal and flowers adorned the bridges that crossed the canal. This was my favorite part of the city.

Time to travel approximately 6 hours to our next destination - Dusseldorf Germany.
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