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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 28th 2017

Quite a lot of rain in the night again. Most conveniently only while we were inside Tandy and asleep – though it rained so hard for a while it was hard to sleep through it as it lands very heavily on the roof just above our bed which is at the top back above the garage. Woke to find ducks swimming on the water of the little river behind Tandy. Charming especially when we consider there are also trout in the water and birds flitting tunefully above it. Rain was pretty persistent all morning, as we packed up and left our lovely campsite. Note to self :Next time we use this campsite ask for pitch 72b again. Not much to say about the drive really as most of it was made in rain, some drizzle, some ... read more
The rain has squashed some of the crops
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 30th 2017

When I mentioned to people that I was going on a solo trip to Luxembourg city, the resounding response from everyone was 'Why...what's there', which made me all the more curious to explore this interesting city. Ever since I saw a clip of Luxembourg on The Hungry Bikers, I was quite interested in visiting and suggested it as a weekend break to my husband who also replied 'Why, What's there?'...Oh well so a solo trip it was. I was a little apprehensive about visiting somewhere alone after years of having my husband as my travel budddy- my last solo trip was a few cities in the states when I was 26 and a lot has changed since then! Anyway, off I went and after a short 55 minutes plane journey I made it into the teeny ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City February 20th 2017

Luxembourg is one of the founding members of the European Union, taking it's role in the continuation of a peaceful and cooperative future seriously. The Micro State is strategically positioned in the centre of Western Europe, sharing borders with Belgium, Germany and France. Having been in the centre of the horrors of the Second World War, Luxembourg is committed to a peaceful Europe, particularly between it’s two powerful neighbours France and Germany. Although the country is one of the smallest independent countries in the world, Luxembourg punches well above it’s weight as an influential player in post war Europe. The banking sector is one of the most powerful in the world, with a strong manufacturing and agricultural sector also playing a role in the economy. Luxembourg has one of the highest standards of living in the ... read more
Frozen waterfall
Central square
The Palace

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City January 26th 2017

Quand on rentre à la maison, on se pose, on pose ses photos, on dépose le linge sale dans la machine à laver... Bref, on a les mains bien remplies ! Et pourtant il y a encore en mémoire dans la petite boîte à photos les dernières photos qui vu la bonne météo nous a fait faire un vol excellent.... Nous avons beaucoup de chance car pour une fois nous passons au-dessus de la ville de Luxembourg, le pourquoi de ce blog... Au départ d'Arrecife nous prenons bien entendu la direction du Nord... C'est ainsi que nous pourrons nous remettre en mémoire certaines promenades... On se dit presque qu'il ne fallait même pas aller au Mirador del Rio tout au Nord car la Isla Graciosa est tellement plus belle vue d'en haut !!! Quant à notre ... read more
départ d'Arrecife à l'heure pile !
Bonjour les montagnes !

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City August 6th 2016

Our First Night in Paris Well the morning has come its time to set our bags out side by our cabin door. Yes, we’re both sad that the cruise has come to an end. We slowly make our way to the dinning room as if this is going to prolong our time on the boat. We had a good breakfast and made ourselves our famous sandwiches for a snack latter. We even snagged a couple of hard-boiled eggs. The crew I think was sadder than Kirsten, they all hugged her as she was leaving the boat. At one point I think Arie was wiping a tear from his eye. We climbed on the bus for our ride to Luxemburg to visit the WWII gravesite where General Patton is buried. You know, I grew up at Fort ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 13th 2016

Early on the morning of December 16, 1944, some alert sentries in the American lines in the area of the Losheim Gap in Belgium heard the low roar of engines. There was some clanking of armored treads. Suddenly large searchlights from the German side were directed up into the low-hanging clouds, reflecting their light downward. In many instances, this revealed to the sleepy Americans that their lines had already been infiltrated by German infantry soldiers, and many died shortly after making the discovery. Germany's Operation Wacht am Rhein ("Watch on the Rhine") had begun, and would develop into the biggest battle the US Army has fought, known to the Allied side as the Battle of the Bulge. Anyone who is familiar with the Band Of Brothers series knows about the feats and travails of the 101st ... read more
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Cleaning crosses at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Grave of Gen. George Patton at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 12th 2016

Almost all generalizations are inaccurate to a greater or lesser degree, but I have always thought of the Normandy invasion in terms of large aggregates of men engaged in fights to take it to the enemy in weather that was tolerable. I have always thought of the Battle of the Bulge as smaller units, unorganized groups of men, and brave individuals performing heroically from defensive positions against a charging, well-armed enemy in weather that was beyond awful. Today's journey was our first day in the landscape of the Bulge. But it started at the sites of lesser well known but devastating battles at Aachen and the Hürtgen Forest. The connected battles to take Aachen and the Hürtgen Forest constitute the longest battle ever fought by the US Army, lasting from September 19, 1944 to February 10, ... read more
Tank tread embedded in ground along Kall Trail
"Dragon's teeth" in the Siegfried Line
Looking upslope at Lanzerath Ridge

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 16th 2016

We decided to get up early this morning to make our way to the Saturday morning market in Luxembourg. We had a pleasant surprise when we boarded the bus that all the buses were free on Saturday. After a quick ride, we were dropped at the market. We were immediately struck by the beautiful flowers. We wandered around and made a few purchases.Then it was a quick walk to the center of town where we selected cafe Francis for our breakfast. The breakfast was idyllic, as we watched a sleepy square wake up. We wandered around the antique market in the square before setting off to for downtown Luxembourg. We made stops at st. Michaels church, the chocolate house, and then made our way back for lunch in the same square. We chose an outside table ... read more
St.michaels stained glass
View of town
Stunning town view

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 15th 2016

We are off on another adventure today. We will spend the next 2.5 weeks in Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands. Our flight from Syracuse to Dulles was slightly delayed and so we had to run to our gate to catch our flight to Frankfort. The flight was fairly good. I watched the new movie sisters with Tina Fey, it was funny. We arrived in Frankfurt, tired but excited for the next leg of the journey. We had enough time to grab some breakfast and relax before we boarded our short 30 minute flight to Luxembourg. I was head bobbing before the flight even took off and was awakened when we landed. The Luxembourg airport was a similar size to the Syracuse airport, but very modern. We grabbed some euros and headed for the bus stop. The ... read more

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