Friday December 31st 2010 (NEW YEARS EVE!!) – Sunday January 2nd 2011
Frankfurt - Strasbourg - Home
|Cathedrale de Notre-Dame|
Lisa, Kevin, Kate and Line
It was truly lucky that I ran into my friend, Kévin, in the train station. Excellent timing that his bus arrived at the same time as my train. I know Kévin because he came to Saskatoon two years ago for a full year on the Rotary Exchange. He had some of his fellow Rotary friends with him that had also gone to Canada (Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg).
|you can tell this is where France meets |
|a realllly old house or restaurant..|
|I spy Kevin!|
in a gorgeous city!!
So, we’re just waiting in the restaurant, and I hear one of the girls, Lisa, talking about her teacher from Saskatoon. The thing that caught my attention was that she referred to her teacher as Kim. Not Mr. Kim, just Kim. I knew she went to Marion Graham Collegiate while she was there, but there was no way that it could be possible. She saw me giving her a quizzing look and so I asked: ‘Were you in Outdoor School?’. What are the chances of meeting a fellow ODS-er in Europe? Good enough I guess! Turns out Lisa was in the semester before mine, the one I was originally going to be in, so we knew a lot of the same people and did the same things and what not. Like I said, it was ridiculous.
|it was huge!!|
After supper, which was really late by the way, we headed out to check out New Year’s in Strasbourg. I tell you, the French are crazy. When it comes to New Year’s at least.
|this house may have been|
For hours before and after midnight, people were lighting off fireworks in the streets. Aiming them at people, at houses, down the street, anywhere. And with the narrow European streets and the echo factor, they were incredibly loud. Walking around was entertaining enough, not to mention the guys who were wearing (I think..) only flags of France and having a firework battle in an alley.
Oh it was great.
The next day we spent more or less the whole day and evening wandering the streets of Strasbourg and exploring a bit. Not much was open so there really was not much to do, but we still had a very, very good time.
Did I mention that Strasbourg is absolutely beautiful? You’ll see in the photos, but they really get into decorating the streets.