We decided to save money by taking country roads instead of the expensive French motorway and made our way through Alsace, the region in Eastern France that’s still populated by German-speaking people.

That’s why the picture above is of Le Schlucht, an interesting language mix consisting of a French article and the German word for gorge*.

That again reminds me of an entry I wrote a while ago on macaronic poetry, which still makes me weep with laughter whenever I stumble upon it. Ach, I’m so easy to please.

*The picture is of course not of the language mix, but of the landscape behind the gorge. Just in case my clumsy wording had you confused for a bit.