The Alsace Virgins
by Kev and Lyn Richardt
(Brisbane , Australia)
For our very first trip to France we had 15 or so days to fill in - somewhere. We checked as much information as possible and two things became apparent - Michelin maps indicated great scenery in Alsace and GetAlaced seemed to know what outsiders needed to know without marrying one of the locals - sight unseen.
So onto Ms. Suzele (GOD I hope that is politically correct).
We filled out her questionnaire on what we wanted to see which was more about how the locals lived, their history (particularly before WW1 and WW2), how they lived, where they came from and what they did.
Wine and food of course entered the scene but it does not have to, for us, take over everything.
Suzele came up with a 5 day tour which should give us what we want, minus the tour bus crowds, with bonuses on where to eat and when.
We don't arrive until another month or so and we reserve our opinion until the tour is over.
If it does not work out, it is possibly our problem as we were late learners of the lingua Francaise - my schoolboy French cannot be blamed on my teacher who is still alive at 85 in Brisbane, Australia.