Strafari is a travel blog by a French-Norwegian traveler couple living in Strasbourg. We share our travels and our vision of Strasbourg, in a way that we would like someone to present a new destination to us.
Stéphanie is Norwegian. She was born in Oslo, Norway’s dynamic capital city that keeps reinventing itself. Strasbourg has been her adoptive home town for several years. She’s the polyglot of the team, and always makes sure to learn a few key phrases in the local language before traveling to a new country. She’s the one who translates the blog into English.
Ever since her first trip from Norway to the Netherlands at 4 months old, travel has played a major part in Stéphanie’s life.
Born in Strasbourg, Jérôme left the Alsatian capital to pursue his studies elsewhere in France and abroad, before settling down in his beloved home town. His wanderings both near and far help feed his creativity and his writing. He’s the editor of the blog.
Jérôme went on his first transatlantic flight between France and the U.S. at the age of 3. He looks forward to every new trip and is always thirsty for new discoveries.
Travel is our driving force
Travel is our driving force and one of our shared passions. We love to go away together, whether it’s for a city break, a few days’ getaway, or a longer trip to a more remote spot.
Whenever we arrive at a new destination, we start by visiting the must-see sights. But what we enjoy the most is going off the beaten path in search of unique moments and experiences that are out of the ordinary.
Whether we’re exploring the culture and traditions of an Asian country, a Caribbean island or a European country, we get the same feeling every time we discover a new destination: enthusiasm and curiosity.
Between the two of us, we’ve been to 55 countries on 4 continents (Africa, America, Asia, Europe), and lived in 5 different countries.
Tourists in our own city
The idea for this blog took seed in our minds while we were traveling through Namibia and Botswana, on a safari to experience local nature and wildlife.
Some time later, after a complete change of scene on a trip to Japan, we realized that we wanted to reconnect with Strasbourg, to get reacquainted with our city and see it from a different angle, like travelers searching for new discoveries.
This is when we decided to become tourists in our own city and embark on a “Strafari”, a safari in Strasbourg.
We love to go on getaways in France or abroad, and with every trip we return with a fresh outlook that feeds our inspiration to explore our own city – Strasbourg.
A safari to (re)discover Strasbourg
Safari means “journey” in Swahili. And it is indeed a journey that we’re offering you – from exploring Strasbourg’s Big Five (the city’s 5 must-see sights), to going Off-piste to discover its many secrets and hidden gems.
A safari without a four-by-four (what could be better than exploring a city on foot or by bike?), far from the savannah and without a single wild animal in sight (although…you never know). Take in the atmosphere on a stroll around town: amble along the water, look up and let your eyes linger on some architectural detail, explore a random side street, try a few new restaurants, cafés or bars. Let’s go off the beaten path for a while, far from our usual haunts.
Strasbourg: our city, our home base
Strasbourg is a cosmopolitan European city endowed with a rich cultural heritage and many highlights that we take great pleasure in in (re)discovering and sharing with you on this blog. Strasbourg is also our home base, our point of departure towards new horizons.
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