Students: 18, Travel time: 12, Time Zones: 8, Landing Safely in Germany: Priceless

The 2011 Europe Study Tour officially kicked off on Friday April 29, 2011. This year’s group is made up of a total of 18 BComm and MBA students and two professors,  Dr. Peter Jaskiewicz and Dr. Andrew Luchak, from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.  Embarking on this European Field Trip to study Family Business and Entrepreneurship will make us all part of a very unique group – explorers of European culture and business.

The 2011 U of A Europe Study Tour group

The 2011 U of A Europe Study Tour group

We arrived in Germany and our first stop was Heidelberg where we had lunch and explored the sites.  Above is the first group picture after our arrival – a good looking bunch aren’t we.  Lunch was wonderful, right Travis?

Travis ready for lunch at Kulturbrauerei in Heidelberg

Travis ready for lunch at Kulturbrauerei in Heidelberg

U of A team representing at Heidelberg Castle

U of A team representing at Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

The lucky Heidelberg Bridge Monkey and Anju

The lucky Heidelberg Bridge Monkey and Anju

The sites we explored included the Heidelberg Castle as one of the highlights along with the Old Stone Bridge with it’s most famous resident – the Bridge Monkey.

 

After our short stop in Heidelberg, we hit the road again for our next destination – Strasbourg, France, where we will be located for the next couple of days.

Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament, and is also the home of a number of European institutes including the Council of Europe, Eurocorps and the European Union.

The lobby of Hotel Ibis in Strasbourg, France

Katelyn and Harry in the lobby of Hotel Ibis in Strasbourg, France

After winding our way through the cobbled streets, a bunch of us struck upon a courtyard of fabulous french restaurants.  Despite the pouring rain we were definitely inspired to enjoy some fine french cuisine and wine!

La Table du Gayot in the rain.

La Table du Gayot in the rain.

Dessert!

Amirono Gelato Rainbow

Amirono Gelato Rainbow

Peter’s favourite gelato shop in Strasbourg.

Cheers to Gelato in Strasbourg

Cheers to Gelato in Strasbourg

Thanks for introducing us to a new addiction.

Cheers to a fun-packed day one! Bon nuit from your blog travel guides – Patricia, Thai, Anju and
Sean

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One Response to Students: 18, Travel time: 12, Time Zones: 8, Landing Safely in Germany: Priceless

  1. LeQuan says:

    Looks like you’re all having a great time! Wishing every one of you safe travels and lots more fun filled adventures in your journey ahead. More food pics please. Haha. Take care, Anju! See you when you get back. I’m so jealous!

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