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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

Europe » Luxembourg July 24th 2015

On ne va jamais aussi loin que lorsqu'on ne sait pas où on va... Christophe Colomb Et comme maintenant nous savons... il est temps de retrouver nos clés et d'ouvrir la porte de l'appartement... Merci Pollux de nous avoir fait découvrir d'autres coins de la terre... Merci Jj d'avoir fait tourner les roues de Pollux... Ce 24 juillet, après 72 jours de voyage, 12.547,9 km, 241 h et 1' de voyage, moteur en marche, avec une consommation de 8,4 L/100Km et une moyenne de 52km/h, nous voici de retour ! Ce serait à refaire, nous le referions... mais il n'est pas dans nos habitudes de nous habituer à un endroit quand il y en à encore tant d'autres à découvrir... C'est pourquoi, aujourd'hui nous aurons la joie de : retrouver un grand lit... ouvrir un frigo ... read more

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 22nd 2015

Hi Everyone, This past weekend was Luxembourg. It's a fortress city built on cliffs, so there are some spectacular views (especially with how much green space there is). Unfortunately, there's not at all that much to do. The main attractions are the views and the shopping. If you're not into shopping, you'll be done with the place pretty quickly. My recommendation would be to spend a day there and move on the following morning. Cheers, Joel... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Diekirch June 21st 2015

Geo: 50.0751, 6.04568TIME: 13:35 HOURSLOCATION: Chateau Urspelt, Clevaux Luxembourg.Weather: Grey and drizzly......SUMMARY: After battling across Central Germany on "C" Roads following a 40km tail back on the Autobahn (A6) we were relieved to reach The Hotel Panorama in Heidelberg on Friday night. Overlooking the Rhine we were within 5 mins walk of the Old Town and Castle........as this was only a one night stop we just had time for dinner comprising tasty but rather anaemic looking sausages "bobbing" about in tepid water and Schnitzel. The next morning we made quick tour of the Old Town mainly involving Cathy visiting about 30 local shoe shops........Setting off at a "geriatric" 1100hrs we had a comparatively short drive (300km) to Luxembourg. After a week of dumplings, pork lardons and gherkins we were looking forward to the refined culinary d ... read more
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Sydney had his own room!
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 4th 2015

My thought about the countries so far: Scotland - Cold, windy, beautiful! Drive on the wrong side. People are friendly. Galic is weird! Really like Irn Bru soda! Neil, our guide rocks! Germany - Warmer, but windy on the Rhine. Enchanting towns. Everyone rides bicycles. Inexpensive for a tourist area. Dogs are everywhere... even restaurants, stores, and train stations! Luxembourg - It may be the country with the highest income per capita in the world, but they don't keep their streets and public places very clean! Spend some money on public maintenance! Clothing... women's at least, is expensive! Lower Luxembourg City (Base?) is quite pretty. Today we had our first breakfast experience in the hostel. Standard fare, except for the coffee/cappuccino machine. After breakfast, we bought the Luxembourg Card so we could use all the b ... read more
The train trestle above our hostel
Entering Thungen Fort grounds
Thungen Fort

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 3rd 2015

Random thoughts about countries so far: Scotland - Cold, windy, beautifuly! Drive on the wrong side. People are friendly. Galic is weird! Really like Irn Bru soda! Neil, our guide rocks! Germany - Warmer, but windy on the Rhine. Enchanting towns. Everyone rides bicycles. Inexpensive for a tourist area. Dogs are everywhere... even restaurants, stores, and train stations! Luxembourg - To be determined Auf Wiedersehen Germany, bonjour Luxembourg! After another good breakfast in the hotel, we said goodbye to hostess and headed to the Sankt Goar train station. We had wanted to buy train tickets to Luxembourg online since they were 38 Euros on special or 78 normal, but the hotel didn't have a printer, so we had to take our chances. By the way, I don't think I mentioned the cost of the hotel, Hotel ... read more
Just part of the climb up from the hostel
View of hostel area from path up
Grand Ducal Palace

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City May 15th 2015

After a very peaceful night we hit the road. Keeping one eye on Suzys dashboard we kept checking the fuel consumption which remained constant and the engine ticked over nicely despite the little light which kept telling us something was wrong. The motorways were quiet . It was Sunday and all the lorries were parked up on the service areas and had left the roads to us motorists. We had our bill for using the french motorways £90 for a three days travel from Calais to the Frejus tunnel. We had avoided the tolls back by using the German roads but in all honesty Glenn hated them. They were endless lines of road works. The verdict -driving through France and paying the tolls was better than driving these endless boring roads. No tolls but boring and ... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg December 24th 2014

Notre cadeau de Noël mais aussi pour beaucoup d'entre vous qui l'avez demandé, des photos de l'intérieur.... Nuestro regalo de Navidad pero también para muchos de uds que han pedido fotos del interior....... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City December 21st 2014

I woke fairly early, packed my bags and headed to the train station. I say "early" but it was really like 8 am. It was super dark, cold and lonely walking the streets to the metro station. Very strange feeling. But I made it and waited for my train platform to be announced. I have to say - I was quite sad to leave Paris. There was still so much more that I wanted to do (Eiffel Tower, Catacombs, Louvre, etc) and I truly loved the people. I had a fantastic time and this is one time I actually mean to come back and in the not so distant future. I LOVED every minute of it! I had booked a first class ticket because, you know… It was a nice, pleasant ride. I napped a little ... read more
Luxembourg Christmas Market
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Esch - hot wine




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