After the early morning travel shoot in Bern which I uploaded yesterday, my cousin and I enjoyed a decent breakfast at the Martahaus before setting off on a misty morning drive. This is what it looked like in the beginning:
The mist is actually kind of pretty, in my opinion at least, just not very enjoyable when one is trying to get from A to B in good time. We bypassed Basel and got on to Route 5 in Deutschland.
Since this was my first time in this particular part of the world, I asked my travel buddy (a.k.a Anthony my most awesome, gracious and accommodating travel buddy) if we could hit up the Alsace-Lorraine region of which I had heard so much about but never actually been to and he agreed wholeheartedly.
I remember that we crossed the Rhine before Strasbourg and decided to slow down further up North along the wine route 🙂 Oh my! Anybody who is looking for travel tips please google the Cleebourg, Rott and Wiesembourg area – totally worth it. The pics below are taken in November, one should consider staying such a lovely countryside during a snowy Christmas.
We stopped for lunch at the Keimberg Hotel in Cleebourg and the menu was really good, the wine amazing (of course) and the people who ran it were lovely!!
After lunch the sun started to shine through, allowing for one to enjoy the sights of countryside and stop to purchase fine wine:
That said, my travel buddy is something of a connoisseur when it comes to wine so we also stopped over in Germany to explore the wineries in their side of the Alsace and take some photos of the view:
We drove on through the night and stopped over at Ant’s place in the Netherlands for a couple of days just to get our bearings before setting off for the ferry at Rotterdam. I must say that the villages of the Netherlands are beautiful and they will need their own photography travel blog in future 😉