The final leg of my European vacation is a fairytale country where my brother has lived for the past two years and where my ancestors lived over a hundred years ago.
Luxembourg is a landlocked country between Germany, France and Belgium and is therefore a trilingual country with citizens and employees traveling across the border daily. Luxembourgish, French and German are the national languages of Luxembourg – making this piece of my trip the most difficult to navigate around shops, restaurants and public transit.
Luckily my brother has learned his way around and this was my 2nd visit over the past 12 months. I was easily able to skip past exploring and move straight onto knowing where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. This included a 7 mile running route, key landmarks to photograph and the easiest tourist friendly places to go where they would happily speak English.
No shopping in Luxembourg as the cost of living is high and I only traveled with a backpack and a purse this two week trip!
Recreation in Luxembourg included ping pong, mini golf, running, imbibing, meeting Matt’s gaggle of girlfriends and dining on fine Indian, Brazilian, Greek and Luxembourg cuisines. Kidding, Matt – but you do have a way with the ladies.
If you’re ever in the area, take a day to see Luxembourg City and some of the sights I took in for four days.
And that’s it – my 2012 European vacation! I had a blast and can’t wait to see Matt again in November!