Prologue - why Luxembourg?

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Called the "most beautiful balcony in Europe", taken at Chemin de la Corniche

I'm going to have think really hard on this one! Why Luxembourg? I'd say I have reasons on why I didn't visit places with more "substantial" sightseeing spots as opposed to why I wanted to visit Luxembourg in particular. 

I'd had a really hectic (hate the use the Americanism crazy busy) few months, as a result of which I didn't have time to plan anything elaborate. AND, I actually wanted to relax whilst on vacation (yeah, I know, who'd have thunk!). Plus, other EU countries (or areas) I was looking into (like Lyon, or Austria) were a bit iffy in terms of weather this time of year. And, well, there's the "list". Whilst travel isn't about ticking off countries or a competition on who's seen how many, I'd be lying if I said the opportunity of seeing (aka, ticking off) another country wasn't tempting.

View of the Old Town from the Grund
So all of this put together, is how I ended up with both Malta and Luxembourg.

Luxembourg did have appeal, don't get me wrong - its location more than anything else. You're in a big spacious (rich) modern city, probably the biggest in the region and you're within stone's throw distance of very pretty towns dotting both the French and German borders. So much so, when I look back at this trip, I reminisce more about them than cities in this tiny country itself.

When I told my mates I was headed to Luxembourg, responses varied from a ho-hum to a serious "OMG why???" which I found amusing. But most people were visibly stunned when I told them I'd be basing myself there for 4-5 days. Everyone goes - "is there even enough to see in a full day?". And looking back, I can say I've never struggled this much to "fill up" the 4-5 days during the planning stages, as I've done for other countries. 

That said though, this holiday did exactly what it said on the tin - it made me happy, I got to sightsee, relax, enjoy, learn something new....basically ticked all the boxes. I'll be doing my "Looking back/epilogue" entry at the end, but overall, was a very nice holiday. Below is a "best of" set of photos from my trip - more details and more photos in the upcoming entries, stay tuned!

Ils1976 says:
this is just so funny coz although it is a tiny country, there is actually loads to see and a great country for going on walking trails!
Posted on: Mar 23, 2017
missandrea81 says:
Congratulations on today's featured blog, Vikram!
Posted on: Jul 25, 2016
ilserita says:
Congrats on your featured blog, Vikram! :)
Posted on: Jul 25, 2016
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Called the most beautiful balcony…
Called the "most beautiful balcon…
View of the Old Town from the Grund
View of the Old Town from the Grund
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Beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany…
Mosel Valley and the town of Coche…
Mosel Valley and the town of Coch…
Metz Cathedral in France (can you …
Metz Cathedral in France (can you…
Cochem city centre
Cochem city centre
One of the oldest Roman towns in E…
One of the oldest Roman towns in …
The UNESCO World Heritage site of …
The UNESCO World Heritage site of…
Esch-sur-Sure, N Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Sure, N Luxembourg
Chateau de Clervaux, N Luxembourg
Chateau de Clervaux, N Luxembourg
Echternach in NE Luxembourg
Echternach in NE Luxembourg
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photo by: Vikram