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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City August 5th 2017

An diesem Wochenende bin ich nach Luxemburg gefahren. Ich glaube, ich war während meiner Interrail-Tour 1992 zum ersten Mal einmal mitten in der Nacht auf einem Stopp zwischen Brüssel und Basel in der Stadt. Dabei bin ich mit einem Bekannten auch vom Bahnhof bis zu irgendeiner der Brücken zur Innenstadt gelaufen. Im Jahr 2000 bin ich von Hannover kommend Richtung Frankreich und zurück durch das Großherzogtum gefahren. Und 2004 habe ich von Frankfurt aus einen Tagesausflug in die Stadt gemacht. Ich habe mich danach oft geärgert, dass ich nicht das ganze Wochenende dort verbracht habe, aber jetzt habe ich das nachgeholt. Nachdem ich auf dem Weg noch in Trier Kaffee getrunken habe, habe ich heute Nachmittag die Stadt erreicht. Auch einen Parkplatz in der Nähe des Hotels konnte ich bald finden. Für mein Traumauto, den BMW ... read more
Kathedrale Notre Dame.
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Der großherzögliche Palast.

Europe » Luxembourg » Eisenbach July 3rd 2017

So as I'm getting ready to go to bed, there's a knock at the door. Here we go, time to move on, but no, it was a couple who lived in the next village, who had spotted me and so invited me to breakfast. So the next morning I cycled to theirs for a massive continental breakfast, and chatted for hours. The funny thing was Andrea was a big tour fan, but Tom couldn't care less, he wanted to go play with his focus RS round the Nurburgring. They even offered to drive me to the station with my bike, as it had been heavy rain all morning, and it didn't stop all day. But we weren't sure if there would be room for the bike on a train, as they were so busy, so I ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » La Rochette July 1st 2017

Woke to rain on the roof. Went back to sleep. Woke to rain on the roof (.....................did I just say that ?). By lunchtime abandonned all hope of a scooter ride to Beaufort to see the castles, or anywhere else for that matter so Bob loaded a bedraggled Kisbee into the garage. Nipped up to the swimming pool between showers and got properly wet then returned to Tandy for a nap (accompanied by a lullaby of "raindrops keep falling on my roof"). One bright moment. A young Treecreeper on a tree right next to Tandy posed for me. Those are the only photos you get. PS We are Not complaining about the rain. We have had 3 1/2 weeks of glorious weather. Just a little unusual to get all our month long's holiday supply all at ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » La Rochette June 30th 2017

Very short drive required today as moving less than 30 miles to Larochette, a village north of the city in the Mullerthal region, referred to as Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland. Didn’t want to take the motorway for such a short trip and neither did we fancy driving through the city (which appears to have a bit of a traffic problem) so we went East, through Syren then followed the Tomtom which took us just, but only just, round the edge of the city and onto the road to Larochette. I chose the campsite, Camping Berkelt, on the basis of its swimming pool which is covered when cold, uncovered when warm. As it is now about 15 degrees colder than this time last week a covered pool seemed like a good option. Also there are several castles in ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 29th 2017

Off to a leisurely start, just waited for a shower to pass before heading to bus stop a couple of minutes from the campsite. Took little umbrella but no coats. Caught our 192 bus into Luxembour centre for €2 each and got off at Minelius. Not the best spot to be introduced to the city as this is a massive building project (36,000 square metre structure will be a mixed use building). We found quite a lot of construction work in other areas too, the viaduct has a major project in progress, Road behind the Cathedral was completely dug up and we despaired for a while of finding a view not hidden by scaffolding or cranes. Must have caught it on a bad month, as we are sure that once all the scaffolding has gone it ... read more
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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
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Europe » Luxembourg » Kleinbettingen May 7th 2017

En effet ! Pollux a décidé de reprendre la route sérieusement cette fois.... Nous avons adoré le voyage au Cap Nord ! Nous n'y retournerons pas cette fois ci car ce serait triste de ne pas passer par d'autres coins du monde qui pourraient nous plaire (énormément ??). Alors en route... L'aventure commence... ou recommence... Nous connaissons notre date de départ, mais nous ignorons notre date de retour ! tout se fera d'une façon programmée en tant qu'itinéraire étudié sérieusement par JJ, mais surtout "au petit bonheur, la chance" et "au grand bonheur, les nouvelles découvertes"... Il se pourrait bien que nous ne revenions que mi-août, un peu plus tôt ou un peu plus tard... ??? rien ne nous attend impérativement ! Si un endroit nous plaît, nous y resterons quelques jours, si un autre nous ... read more
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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
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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
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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 !
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