I Found Solace in the Middle of ‘Nowhere’ A Couple Summers Ago

Alaykka Fowler
6 min readJan 22

“Gueberschwihr — that’s where I’m going.”

The interested look on my coworker’s face instantly turned into an expression of judgment and let out a resounding “WHY” as I responded to his curiosity about my summer holiday plans. Everyone living in Paris goes somewhere during this season, and an unknown village in the middle of the Alsatian vineyards is usually not at the top of the list.

I have always been a fan of taking the road less traveled. There is something about going towards the unfamiliar and…

Alaykka Fowler

Born in the Philippines. Living in France. Writing for the heck of it.