International calls on the cheap
It was here in Strasbourg that I first discovered cheap international calls from Internet Cafes.
I made a call to Australia in which I spoke for between ten and fifteen minutes for 89 eurocents. There is no need to use your mobile phone when these places are around. This particular one was in an Internet Cafe across the road from the Victoria Hotel where I was staying. I also found one in Maastricht in Holland, where the pricing was very similar. I'm told that many major tourist destinations in Europe have them, so it's a good idea to seek them out when you first arrive.
rue du Maire Kuss, Strasbourg
ENGLISH VERSION Drink a...
ENGLISH VERSION Drink a Kronenbourg bier (I prefer Kronenbourg 1664) with a BRETZEL ... Good and typically alsacian .... You'll love ... Go to some cafes in small villages around Strasbourg (often better), even in the morning and enjoy the 'meal' and the athmosphere.
VERSION FRANCAISE Et pourquoi pas boire une petite Kronembourg (je préfère la 1664) en mangeant un bon Bretzel ... Excellent et typiquement alsacien. Allez dans des petits bistrots dans des villages autour de STRASBOURG le matin par exemple, et appréciez ce moment ainsi que l'ambiance.
Flammeküche (in English)
Also known as Tarte flambée and traditionally baked in a bread oven.
Bread dough 500 gr
Double cream 40 cl
A soup spoon of rape oil
Chopped onion 50 gr
Smoked bacon 80 gr
Butter 50 gr
Seasoning: salt, freshly grated nutmeg
Mix the butter and onion to a thick cream and season.
Cut up the bacon in small pieces and brown them slightly.
Roll out the pastry very thin, to about the size of an average oven baking plate.
Spread the onion butter on the pastry.
Brush the surface with some oil and scatter the bacon on it.
Bake for 10 minutes at the highest temperature.
Variation : scatter a good layer of grated cheese on top before baking.
Variation 2: with mushrooms
Variation 3: with apple and flambéed with Calvados
Variation 4: with smoked salmon instead of bacon
Variation 5: with onion, bacon and garlic
I was surprised to find stuck on a wall of the Quai de la Petite France, the sticker shown on the first photo and did not understand at first what it meant.
Later, close to the Ponts Couverts, I found what is shown on the second and third photos. Six containers of the type used for cargo transport were fitted together and used for a temporary décor with landscapes posters affixed on them. Why not? Anyway, that can be easily removed!
Strasbourg has its own airport...
Strasbourg has its own airport with links to the major european capitals, most other centres will be via Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
I arrived by train from the German town of Kehl, very cheap, no immigration and took about 15 minutes.
Best to go by foot as you will see more of the town, it is compact and flat so easily accesible.