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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 17th 2014

A long day of travel lay ahead. I bid farewell to Brussels as I walked the final steps to the train station. I made sure to grab some chocolate at the nearby supermarket. For three hours I viewed wonderful Belgian scenery as the train rode eastward. Eventually this scenery turned into Luxembourg. I can't say I knew very much about this incredibly small and landlocked country of less than five hundred thousand but my plan was to stop in for a few short hours, as an extended stay would be out of my budget. My train arrived into the central station and I decided to immediately buy an exit ticket, surprised at how much it would cost to get out. With all my gear in tow, I walked out of the station and into the beautiful ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City November 18th 2013

Greetings from Luxembourg ! My name is Karim, I am 46yo, a Hotel GM and I live in Luxembourg. I am French and I have worked in hospitality for the past 24 years and my job took me in places as different as New-Zealand, Australia, Canada, England and more recently Luxembourg. I love travelling and discovering new exciting places and learn about their History, traditions and People. A little anecdote is that I was lucky enough to live in Summer for a few years as I worked in south of France from March to October and in Russell, Bay of Islands, New-Zealand from October to March. Since then, I must admit that "old winter" came back to me... My interests include travelling at home and abroad, creating miniatures on a 1/12th scale - mostly with the ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City November 2nd 2013

Luxembourg 2 November 2013 The day started with rain…..and a very soft, boggy campsite which was about 14 kms out of the city of Luxembourg. We (I) had parked on the grass as we had parked before we met Martin the owner of the park. Tom tried to drive it off the grass in the morning but after 2 gentle attempts to move the motor home, including me driving and Tom pushing, he decided to get some help. Two campers who arrived after us on the previous night had parked next to the entry of the park, on a hard surface, as they had been to this camping site before and knew that after the 1 November you don’t park on the grass because the area gets so much rain. One guy was from Belgium and ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City October 4th 2013

Mannheim was an easy tram ride from our Campground on the Rhine River. This area was a victim of severe flooding during the winter. All of the campground and parks in the area were severely underwater as the picture with Guy measuring the level on the electrical box shows. The campgrounds on these rivers have to prepare for annual flooding and so have much of their equipment elevated as high as possible. So we took our scooter to the tram station, zipped into the city and found a very busy and fun-filled city on this Saturday. Biergartens, marching bands, stage bands, weddings, dog training programs, etc. Kept us busy and then of course we had to see certain areas of the Old City and the market places. By getting all day passes, we could use any ... read more
bridal party, Manneheim
camped at the Mosel
Elephants for charity, Luxembourg City

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City » Walferdange September 28th 2013

Heeey travellers what's up? Did you heard about Luxembourg? Maybe yes, maybe not. But that's very normal. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world. If you cannot escape the wanderlust like me, and you don't have unlimited holidays, you will probably take your car and drive to the closest country. During the week I was thinking " hmm I never went to Luxembourg, why not this weekend". After driving for 2 hours, I parked my car at the free "park & ride" parking and took the bus to the centre. When you don't know the city, of course you will go directly to the "Tourist office" to get the free city map. The first monument that I visited was The Gëlle Fra war memorial which means "Golden Lady" or the ... read more
View on the Constitution Square
Grand Ducal Palace
The Casemates

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City September 17th 2013

Luxembourg is a country that I have never been too, and I decided to visit Luxembourg City for the day. My thoughts were if I liked enough that I may come back in the future for a longer stay. I researched just a small bit, and the photos that I saw were stunning. I was hoping I could find the same sights to view with my own two eyes. Luxembourg is the world's second richest country, behind oil-rich Qatar. Luxembourg seemingly has a more down-to-earth approach to wealth. It's largely dependent on the banking, steel and industrial sectors and is a world away from the the mega-yachts and jet-setting celebs of its Riviera counterpart - Monoco. To get to Luxembourg City from London, I had to make a stop in Brussels, Belgium. I would have loved ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City August 22nd 2013

We are so close to Luxembourg that it would be crazy not to take the short drive and add another country to those we have travelled to.We are not sure what sightseeing there is to do but there has to be something different to add to our memories of this trip. After being out for longer than we anticipated yesterday we thought that starting out earlier today would mean we might get home a bit earlier. The area we are staying in is very quiet and peaceful and the forest gives one the feeling of it being eco-friendly.However,the same cannot be said for some of the surrounding towns of Amneville and today as we headed north towards Luxembourg we came across a town with an unfortunate name in Uckange and another ugly blot on the landscape.What ... read more
Luxembourg architecture
Railway viaduct over ravine,Luxembourg city
Monument of Rememberance,Luxembourg

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City July 23rd 2013

An overnight train to Paris, a morning train to Metz, and an afternoon train to Luxembourg had us arriving in Luxembourg City around 1:30pm. We got to our hotel and sat down while waiting to check in when we heard a man yelling outside, next a man Usain Bolt style sprinted past while the older gentleman ran behind him, he had been mugged. Hmmm... Not the best first impression of Luxembourg or the area that we were staying in. We were in desperate need of showers after the extremely sweaty day before in Toulouse followed by a long night and day on trains, so we grabbed a quick kabob and falafel to eat and headed back to the hotel for showers. We got in on a Sunday meaning that the entire city is shut down for ... read more
Pont Adolphe
Gelle Fra Memorial

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City May 23rd 2013

Almost as soon as my exams came to an end, I made my second travel of the year, back to the Netherlands after less than 5 weeks in order to fufill three tasks. To recover from the intense final weeks of university, to visit my good friends Roel and Sandy, and also to fill in one of the holes in my visited countries map. Straight from winning at the casino the night before, I took a coach from Luton to Stansted on Saturday 18th to fly to the city of Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands where we watched the final of the Eurovision whilst being filmed for Dutch TV, where I was even interviewed on my views of the Dutch song. The following day Roel and I made the trip to Luxembourg where awaiting us were ... read more
With Camilla

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 28th 2013

Not a bad nights sleep. The few motor homes (two of us) were very quiet and the locals in the their beach huts spent the night quietly. The bells were on curfue after dark The only noise came from the unruly ducks who made such a noise all night probably mating and sleeping the day off quietly. And the sound of the trains thundering through the station in the town. I don’t know if the train stopped at Berges and if it did where it came from or went to. There was however a bus station next door which looked well used. We did not get any chance to update blogs as there was no WiFi on the site. Our French Toggle phone worked once we had changed the phone number to a French one. A ... read more

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