Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Strasbourg, Rhineland

Hey y'all!
Back again and I figured I would update y'all since I know you are waiting with baited breath to hear what Jay and I have been up to. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Strasbourg. It was a really cool town with friendly locals and an incredible cathedral. Jay and I both decided we would never get tired of looking at the cathedral...the outside was so intricate and beautiful. The town itself had a beautiful river running all through out and little canals here and there. We ate delicious pastries and wandered throughout the town. We ate dinner at a nice cafe outside where our snooty waiter questioned Jay's tolerance of "strong" european beer. "Are zou sure?? Zhaatt is a black beer!"
Next we went to the Mainz and walked the town probably about 6 times before coming across the tourist office. Seriously, the Germans are horrible at directions too. But they are wonderful at cheap and extremely clean hotels! We found a great hotel and headed out for dinner. The next day we woke up early and took a cruise(free with our rail passes!) down the Rhine. The views were unbelievable and we can't wait to show you pictures. We stopped off at a cute little town and grabbed lunch where I had some delicious spaetzle( Believe me Molly, it was what spaetzle was supposed to taste like, unlike our failed Oktoberfest experience :) We toured a castle that looked over the town and then got back on the boat to Koblenz. Found another really cheap hotel and ate dinner at a great place with HOMEMADE BUTTER. straight up delicious. This morning we took the train to Amsterdam and are enjoying it so far. Time is about to run out on our computer so we must go! Love y'all lots!

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