Along the French and German border, a photo gallery
It’s time for a new adventure to France and Germany so I thought I would revisit a few of the pictures from the last trip. I have made similar trips in recent years to sites in the Alsace region of France. The reason for these trips is not just the scenery or historic sites. It is something even more important. This was explained on SERENDIPITY in “Where Would You Travel?”
The last trip went from Chicago to New York with a five hour lay over. I explained to my friend that spending vacation with him was the only reason I would spend 5 hours in JFK airport. From there it was on to Frankfurt, Germany and a two hour lay over waiting for the Lufthansa bus to Strasbourg, France. The bus arrived near the Strasbourg train station two and one half hours later. There my friend collected me for our trip back to his town.
You can go to Paris and connect by train to Strasbourg. The trip is just as long and I did not believe the connection would be as easy. Now there is a train from Charles De Gaulle airport direct to the Strasbourg station which means I would arrive at the same spot. They did not have this train until recent years so perhaps it is a better way to go. I let price and connection time determine which airport to use to go to Alsace. This time it is American Airlines to Frankfurt via Charlotte and a return on Aer Lingus via Dublin. All of this is on a British Airways ticket. I guess there is no good explanation for how the travel industry sells us airline tickets.
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