It’s been very busy here at Czech Off the Beaten Path since my last post. Jiri and I took a trip to
last week, and we are finally back home after a good trip. We had a good time, but I was sick for most of the trip. When you have severe allergies and asthma, traveling is always an adventure. You never know exactly how conditions will be at various hotels and cities. Strasbourg, France
Allergy mask and prednisone--two things
I can't live or travel without.
Jiri and I do as much research ahead of time as possible, reading many reviews of hotels, while also taking in time of year (seasons), etc. Even with all this prep work, you occasionally run into problems, as we did on this trip. Unfortunately our hotel had a mold problem, which caused me some trouble. Mold is one of my worst allergies, and can be one of the most challenging to deal with when traveling. The other trouble at our hotel was the detergent they used for washing towels and bedding. Our first morning at the hotel, I woke up with a very red, somewhat swollen face. I looked as if I’d spent the night crying—which I hadn’t. But I was definitely having an allergic reaction, and developed a good case of contact dermatitis.
Aside from the mold and the detergent issues,
is a beautiful city in the Strasbourg region of Alsace . The city is a wonderful mix of old and new, French and German. There is a mix of architecture all around, with many preserved medieval buildings and homes still in use today. We very much enjoyed the time we were able to spend in France , and I’ll share more about our trip in the next post. Strasbourg
Have a great day!
PS I’m also working on the questions raised my MiGrant and will have those in another post, too!