Blogs from Luxembourg, Europe - page 4


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
1 - Allemagne
2 - Pologne
3 - Lituanie

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 November 12th 2016

Geo: 49.6044, 6.13034After a four drive we stopped in Luxembourg. City tourThen to American Cemetery. Battle of the Bulge was the main theme. George Patton was laid to rest here.... read more

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 June 9th 2016

We knew tidy was going to be a long one. Up at 6 am for breakfast then off to the tunnel for athe 8:50 crossing. The ride today was 360 miles ish. The good news was it was all pretty uneventful. No real traffic hold ups, lovely warm sunny day and mostly good roads. There was a slight satnav hitch. It missed the first way point. A war memorial in Dunkirk. It took us to the town. Even showed it in the route plan. Just didn't bother with the final corner. Ho hum. France is France, Belgium was a a nice surprise. The rolling hills broke the monotony of the motorways. Luxembourg is a joy. Beautiful hills and mountains, great vistas. Julia has a new retirement plan. Viendan is a lovely town. Set in a river ... read more

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