Ever dream of visiting those beautiful European towns with colourful houses and quaint local bakeries? Fairy-tale, cobbled streets with history behind the town's old buildings?
Alsace is the answer to all this but without the usual crowd of tourists and backpackers.
I chose Alsace as my first solo backpacking trip after a lot of thought and knowing well that language is a major barrier. I wanted to truly experience what it is like to be part of the local population, learn the common words to manage basic conversation, figure out the transport network across the region, follow physical maps instead of GPS!
Alsace was a dream destination!