Blogs from Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Europe


Europe » Luxembourg » Esch-sur-Alzette September 26th 2019

As the title suggests, this multicultural, diverse borough in the south of Luxembourg, is considered by some to be on the fringe of what life could offer, if you had the means to escape. How wrong you can be. As a long term resident of Esch-sur-Alzette since the 19th of September....this year, my observations are fresh and unbiased about this country of highly subsidised , overpaid shiny pants bankers, whose primary function is to push and distribute wealth around the world, with the primary goal of pocketing as much as possible as it passes through. Which is fair enough. I’m looking at it from the much maligned - highly unwarranted I might add - city of Esch-sur-Alzette, the second largest city in Luxembourg. Positioned in the south east, not too far from the remarkable vineyards of ... read more
The Station.
Manicured Gardens In An Enclosed Square

Europe » Luxembourg » Esch-sur-Alzette September 23rd 2019

I‘m a bit out of sync due to an unreliable Wifi connection at Tim and Natalia’s place. I thought Australia‘s NBN was third world but I think we’re in a black spot here. It went out late last night and I wasn’t sitting up in the hope it recovered. As someone who is on holidays with someone else who had a heart attack earlier this year, the thought struck me that without Wifi, I have no phone, no language skills, and we’re on the third floor; keep taking the medication Sue. Here’s a catch up. Better late than never. I said yesterday that we had no travel plan to return to Luxembourg ; we’ll things have changed and the plan has evolved. We were staying in Ghent until tomorrow, but after researching the journey home and ... read more
River Cruise

Europe » Luxembourg » Esch-sur-Alzette September 20th 2019

After Tim picked us up from the Frankfurt Hahn Airport last night, he suggested we go to a town on the Moselle River for dinner. I’ve never heard of Bernkastel-Kues before, but dinner was dinner and we would arrive home too late to bother eating. We wound our way along dark roads in the forests, and after passing through a long illuminated tunnel, we arrived at our destination. It was magical. I won‘t describe it but it really was as you’d expect a classic german village to be. Check out the pics. We parked by the Moselle River in a large car park that is located where the original railway used to be. The walk up through the town square passed immaculate restored buildings, with dark exposed timber framing highlighting the brightly coloured walls and slate ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Esch-sur-Alzette August 27th 2019

I was doing some Spanish this morning when today’s itinerary was outlined, so it was a surprise to me when we started to drive up a steep mountain. Today is Luxembourg day but it’s not without detours. We were half way up Stophanberch Mountain when I looked up from my novel when I asked Where are we headed? I said novel, but after leaving it on the dashboard of the car in the heat when we visited Freiburg, I was reduced to reading the equivalent of pamphlets.The glue had broken down and each page came away as I turned it. I finished it as we approached Luxembourg so it stays here. Anyway, where are we headed? Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. The most prominent castle in the district, it covers 1.5 hectares and is built from pink sandstone.It was ... read more

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