View from the Castle.
We woke up for breakfast at 9am at the Hostel, ate the same time as the little school kids, and checked out of the Hostel by 10am. However, after waiting at the village’s bus stop a little while after it was scheduled to run at 10:35am, I asked a local elderly lady that was walking her dog if the bus ran on Sundays… and it didn't!! I told the crew, and we just laughed. Just our luck, since it was 8km back to Mersch, to catch the train to Luxembourg City. Everyone realized we would have to walk back, and I was kind of happy to do so. I had previously imagined taking a nice scenic walk through the countryside of Europe, but hadn't expected getting the opportunity today. As we began to walk back, I soon pulled away from the group by running down the mountain (even with my backpack) until the road flattened out.
I enjoyed the remaining 6km walking alone, enjoying the scenery, taking pictures, thinking, and reading my handy French translation book. At one point, I was followed by some curious cows, while walking next to the fence of their pasture. That was pretty funny. Overall, it was a simple but enjoyable trip. We mainly went there because it was close and cheap. We did not want to activate our 2-month Eurail passes for all of Europe until next weekend. Check out pictures here: <www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg161x/pictures.html>
The school kids at the castle and their funny hats.
The group split up after we all arrived at the train station around 1pm. Andrew, Ume, Megan, Jin Joo, and I went back to Luxembourg to catch a train to Metz. We got back by 5pm and I took a 4 hour nap!! Apparently it was a tiring weekend, but the two hour backpacking across the country of Luxembourg definitely helped, haha. I don't know how, but the other part of the group had enough energy to see another castle in Luxembourg, which was once a city as far back as the 1400s. Now it's the start of another week of classes…