Is Strasbourg really in France? A decade ago I lived here for a semester abroad, and although it's only 2 hours east of Paris, Strasbourg seems so different, so special. It must be the proximity of Germany that separates, or rather mixes with the French culture to make Strasbourg just what it is.
Walks along the river canals, passing timber framed buildings and grand sandstone churches dotting the centre ville will remain vivid in my memory. And every returning visit makes me contemplate settling down here for good.