Last weekend we visited Strasbourg’s famous Christmas Markets, along with what felt like half of Europe who seemed to have the same idea.  The unseasonably warm weather we have had this year makes everyone want to spend as much time outside as possible before the cold days come our way.   Strasbourg is the self-declared Capital of Christmas and virtually every inch of the city is covered in Christmas.  We soaked up the holiday cheer, and enjoyed roaming the streets with a vin chaud in hand- I am a big fan of their mulled white wine :) But a bit of advice for my blog friends who are looking to visit the city during the holiday season, I would highly recommend trying to visit on a weekday and avoid some of the crowds.  It is a bit difficult to enjoy all of what the markets have to offer when there are so many tourists, fortunately we have visited the market many times and know lots of ways to avoid the majority of the chaos.  I am starting to realize how much I will miss the opportunity to hop across the border whenever I want a bit of French culture in my life, hopefully we can fit in a few more visits to Strasbourg in the next week- and at least one more visit to the Christmas market :)

It still seems impossible that Christmas is in ONE WEEK!  I know I always say this, but time seems to be flying by- I cannot believe we move in only 9 days!  With so much going on in the next weeks, please forgive me if things are a bit quiet here…. My parents are visiting us right now and I have lots to share, but little time to actually sit down at the computer and compose a post.  Hope all of you are enjoying the pre-holiday season!