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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Getaway to Savannah: Part II

As I previously mentioned, my Dutchman and I rode the train to Savannah, Georgia for a quick winter vacation. Here are a few more photos and some of our favorite things, enjoy!

We started our mornings out with a cuppa' coffee and breakfast at the funky Gallery Espresso on Chippewa Square. We had a few evenings filled with fancy beers and delicious black bean veggies burgers at The Distillery. If beer selection and tasty food are high on your list be sure to check out the Moon River Brewing Co. as well. Although I don't fully recommend carrying around a cold beer on a chilly winter's night sans gloves. But, if boozing is your thing the city regulations allow for drinks taken outside the bars. We spent one evening causing a ruckus at a dueling piano bar and on another chilly evening found some quality live blues at a bar along the infamous River Street.



We sampled a few southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and shrimp 'n' grits at the legendary Pirates House. Without a car it was a bummer that we missed out on the retro inspired sweets at Back in the Day Bakery (but I've heard they're delicious!). While wandering in and out of the many shops along Broughton Street, we sampled a variety of honeys and discovered the goodness of raw honey+apples+cheese (yum!) at The Savannah Bee Company, spent some time flipping through interesting books while falling in love with lots of charming, eclectic, French inspired goodies from The Paris Market. Later we splurged on an ice cream treat (a honey & almond scoop for me!) at Leopold's.

When you visit Savannah be sure to sample a local sweets like pralines, stop for a history lesson in the First African American Baptist Church and reserve ample time to peruse the many antique shops. For this easy going trip we opted for self guided tours of the city and enjoyed the sights on our own pace with a historical walking tour guide. I definitely recommend picking up a copy when you visit, plus this fantastic purchase at the the tourist center was only five-bucks! Simply strolling around the city, in awe of the magnificent mansions, historical architecture and cozy tree filled squares were some of my favorite moments of the trip. As most everyone knows, the city is quite aesthetically pleasing but after spending so long living abroad it was also a nice switch for us to have some quality time in The States. For once, I conveniently had a strong understanding of the language, history and culture!

 

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