I recently spent some time in Strasbourg, France, in the Alsace region. Strasbourg is right on the border with Germany, and since I had never been to Germany before, the temptation to take a little day trip to check out yet another country was high. Since we had a rental car, we were pretty free to just go explore wherever we wanted. There was some debate on where we should go. Heidelberg was mentioned as an option, but was ultimately vetoed by both of us because it was late in the trip, we were exhausted, and Heidelberg was going to be a long day of driving. Other options were Baden-Baden and Freiberg, but ultimately we decided upon the small village of Gengenbach, which is quite close to Strasbourg.
Adriana Duarte is one of those people who has been traveling for her entire life. The child of immigrants from Mexico, she grew up in the U.S. state of West Virginia and spent two semesters and one summer of her college years studying abroad. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and German, and has a goal of learning ten languages in her lifetime (she’s currently working on learning Danish, French, Swedish, and Norwegian). She is an avid traveler with a passion for travel writing, and I have the privilege of interviewing her for today’s blog post.You can check out Adriana’s blog at http://colormeadri.wordpress.com