Weekend in Colmar


Time: 9pm
Weather: 7 deg - weird but its freezing here at 7 deg!
Venue: Colmar - Hotel St Martin / Dusseldorf, Germany
Mood: Relaxing and realising that my hols will end this wkend.. huhu.. for some reason... am not missing my oven .. YET hehe.. i cooked rendang and chicken soup today.. its been awhile since we last had rice.. 
Peak Agenda: Salam peeps.. as promised.. here are a few more pics taken in Colmar.. i usually will hv "the mood" to take lots of scenery shots when hubs is around.. easier when someone is there to keep a look-out for little Sonia..

Anyway on the second day in Colmar.. we decided to drive to Strasbourg.. (the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border to Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin département. The city and the region of Alsace are historically German-speaking, explaining the city's Germanic name - wikipidia) It took us under an hr to get there and oh boy.. unlike in the old town of Colmar.. u can see halal kebab place just abt everywhere.. so long story short.. we got our meat craving fixed lol.. what to do.. we are meat eating ppl hehehe.. we spent like 4hrs there and hubs also took me to Galleries Lafayette which later saw me walking out with another Vanessa Bruno bag - big smile!



Somehow weekends get everyone going.. we were up pretty early on Saturday.. took a stroll around the old city again.. found a halal kebab place but the shop didnt look like its there anymore.. an empty shop with a halal sign lol


The duo who keep me on my feet on this trip :o)


The chocolate place - Jaques Bockel - that we patronized more than three times lol... this guy (the old guy in the picture) is famous for his chocolate and i bought chocolate couverture to see if its as good compared to Valrhona and Cocoa Berry.. pls pls try his fleur de sel praline chocolate if u do see him... its to DIE for! - oh on another note.. my fleur de sel will soon be back in store.. got em while in france!


We later walked towards an indoor market hall.. not too sure of the name.. i think its called Marche Couvert.. this market was built in 1865 but was recently renovated.. and its known for its great and varied selection of Alsatian food (Bakery, Cheese, Poultry, Fish, Butcher, Confectioner, Fruits and Veggies etc etc) as well as Vietnamese and Indian food. As it is Christmas they are also selling Christmas decoration together with their produce... 


My little Sonia is a great story teller.. she wud pretend as tho she knows how to read well and will tell a story behind every single thing that she sees.. gv her a book and she will read to u - in her own words of cos -


Staple food where ever we go... it fills our tummy whenever we travel... be it in Asia or Europe.. this is what u call.. on survival mode :oPP


Sonia with her gingerbread man hehe


This indoor market reminded me of Central Market in Adelaide.. in a small scale of cos hehehe.. a market without all sorts of veggies is a no no


A market without seafood is not a market lol... looking at those mussels.. it reminded me of the mussels we had while in France early this year .. ty to the Bachmans hehe


Morning coffee is a must.. if u wanna hv ur coffee fix u can go to this little espresso place to your left as soon as you enter the indoor market.. it has an ok cup of espresso to sit and drink or "to go" - Italians make better coffee though! hehe


Sonia being my mommy.. she said "one sugar is enough mama!" hahaha


A picturesque street in Colmar along the river Lauch....


Eh eh.. what is so funny Rima.. u shud hv just gv that sweet smile when taking pics.. at least that will cover up ur double chin muahahaha


Bonjour ...


Aduhhh another not that good shot of me .. why ohhhh whyyyy hahaha - pic on the right is my all time fav too...


We later ended up in another picturesque area of Colmar along the river Lauch..


The other side of the River Lauch.. see those berries... i wonder if u can eat them.. hmmm

They dont call it little Venice for no reason ey


Kinder market as what i wud call it... this is one of the 5 Christmas markets there at La Petite Venise


Sonia being a little difficult.. the moment she saw the horsey ride.. she wanted to go on it.. ishhh and papa can be a little impatient at times handling Sonia.. i will.. time and again remind hubs that we shud count our blessings cos Allah has given us such a precious little girl..


Live rabbits... live sheep..


The main attraction here is of cos the kiddy rides and this is it.. horsey ride that my little Sonia goes crazy on.. u shud see the excitement on her face.. she calls it.. wiggle wiggle ride lol


Getting ready... i think she must hv ridden on it 5 times


Foamy snow hehe


This is how she is... her expression... priceless!

18 comments:

Unaizah said...

I tried the same kind of berries while in Turkey last week hihi. We were visiting a leather factory and taking pictures in its surrounding area when we noticed the tree. My biras suggested trying eating them and we did. Rasa dia at first manis but kelat towards the end. Nasib baik tak kena stomach ache hihihi.

Rima said...

Unaizah
oh eh.. when i first saw it memang teringin betul nak try.. ku belek belek.. and then take a few pics of it and tiba tiba tangan ni boleh tercapai pulak.. then out of no where ade kedegaran suara dari belakang.. "eh it might be poison!" lahhhh terbantut terus curiosity ku hehehe

shidah ar said...

Rima,

I selalu makan wild berries tepi jalan when I was a student in Tassie. Sedap!! Especially blackberries. The wild ones are sweeter than the store bought. Whenever I am angry with Iman and Iffah, I had to remind myself too how lucky I am to be blessed with such gifts from Allah. Tapi kan, kadang2 bila too angry, tak ingat jugak.. hahaha

Trying To Be Muslim.. said...

Assalaualaykumwbh Kak Rimaaaaaaaaa...

Waaaa...lovely pictures..and sonia...cepat nyeeeeeeee besau. Wonderful weekend ya? Take a very good care sisi. Missed u....

My boy pun dah selamat berkhatan...mmm bila tgok anak2 dah besr ni...haish....how time flies...

Ayu Safieza @ Kitchencolours:)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

you enjoy ur trip, I enjoy ur photos lol.

Kniedaz said...

Salam,

Hi...i'm your new reader..love all the photos and stories in your blog. Hope to read another entry soon...love to see Sonia's excited face after the horsey ride ^_^

SallydeMontbel said...

My hubs is French and I remember asking him about those berries many years ago (since they grow in abundance around our house during the colder months). Yup they are poisionous! People use them as decoration for Christmas!

ummiaisyah said...

sukanya tgk sonia tu!

Alice said...

Pretty little Sonia is so cute!

Rima said...

Shidah
ye ker? but kan masa tu nak rasa pun ade was was sikit cuma it looks so so tempting hehe

Eh rasa marah tu biasa.. nanti once u hit 40s baru tahap kesabaran tu better... dah kendur lah sikit tu yg i hv to always remind my hubs.. maklum.. dia kan masih muda remaja hahaha

Rima said...

Ayuuuuuuuuuu
salam dear! lama tak dgr berita.. hope all is well.. memang betul lah part anak anak kita.. cepat kannn... i started blogging time sonia baru a few months.. she membesar depan semua orang.. so glad i hv a blog to take me back :o)

Dah selamat berkhatan? alhamdullilah.. dah besau.. tak lama lagi makan nasi minyak lahhh cik ayu kita haha

Rima said...

LOL Jess.. glad u enjoy it.. pleasure to share it hehe

Rima said...

Kniedaz
w'salam... welcome welcome.. hope u are here to stay.. stay tune ok.. episode terakhir akan datang soon hehe

Rima said...

Sally
Oh dear!!! so its true what my hubs said! yikes!

Rima said...

Ty Alice and Ummi :o)

Anonymous said...

i everyday read ur blog....errmmmm...u mmg very lucky in life....x semua org bertuah mcm u rima....

zila said...

The word i may say..wow!! you have the great family..love ur daughter's smile...nice photo..saw ur blog thru somebody blog list..will put ur blog in my blog list.. :)

Cik Eka said...

comel gila sonia naik kuda tu...

ehehe

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