This is part of the third section of our around
the world trip.
Complete Trip Overview & Map
Coming from France
2/4/98 Perched on top of a rocky outcrop at a sharp bend in the river, Luxembourg City has existed since 963 and although fought over many times its increasingly strong fortifications and tunnel network protected it till the 15th century. We toured the tunnels and strolled around the towns older buildings. The cheapest hotel in town was $US 40 so it was a stay in the youth hostel, a 20 bed dorm, full and with a squeaky door, bodies arriving leaving and toileting all night, but breakfast was included and there were plenty of people to meet and discuss travel stories over a beer.
3/4/98 A tour round Luxembourg, the country,
drizzling rain all day not making being outside much fun. We did manage
to see the Mozelle
River, (yes where that sweet favourite cheap wine of the seventies,
with the "in" crowd, and responsible for many of my early hangovers,
made) and a couple of rebuilt or restored castles in other towns to the
Europe in Spring has that look of one enormous manicured garden, the
bright green, the trees planted in rows or neatly cleared of dead wood
branches. The rivers have been tamed thorough dams, weirs and locks,
cars on unblemished clean shouldered roads and the people on
footpaths directed by lights and zebra crossings. All the wild has been
tamed or made extinct. Wild animals gone, wild rivers gone, wild
vegetation clipped and pruned, wild people????
Move with us to Belgium or
go to our next visit to Luxembourg
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Peter and Kay Forwood,