Gettin' Loose in Luxembourg
Luxembourg Travel Blog› entry 22 of 58 › view all entries
June 12th, 2009 – by: reger1520
The train ride from Metz to Luxembourg is only about 40 minutes and cost 15 Euro roundtrip. I decided to just take my Eurail pass and hope no one would check it and as luck would have it, the pass never got checked so I had a free train ride!
Once we arrived around 4:30pm, we stopped at the information desk. When we decided we wanted to visit Luxembourg, we just left it at that and didn’t realize until we arrived that we had no clue what was in the country (I notice I keep using we.
Once we arrived downtown, I seriously couldn’t tell I was in another country whatsoever. It reminded me of downtown Metz. It was shop after shop after café after café. After doing a couple of loops downtown, we ventured to a small park on the outskirts of town that overlooked one of the valleys. The lush green countryside accompanied by old bridges and the occasional passing train really reminded me that I’m still in Europe. It looked like a scene out of a travel book.
Around 6:00pm, we headed back into town to...you guessed it: shop. Definitely one of the cons of being with 23 girls. However, to the avail of the men, all the shops closed at 6:00pm. Now what? We had seen practically the entire country in less than two hours but we didn’t want to go back to Metz. So we got some local Luxembourgish beer, found a bench in the main square, and did some people watching. The people in Luxembourg are pretty diverse and it seemed as if the majority were higher class business workers. I later confirmed that Luxembourg is a huge banking center and employees tend to make more money there compared to neighboring France and Germany.
Dinner in Luxembourg was half the trip. During our people watching event, we discussed what everyone was in the mood for.
The friendly, English speaking waiter was so excited that six Americans were eating there and the whole time mentioned that he would give us a deal. I’ll let the picture do the talking about what we had, but we paid a grand total of 64 Euro (just over ten a person) for a massive amount of sushi. It wasn’t as good as Ichiban back home, but it was close.
After our sushi feast, we concluded it was time to head back to Metz as we were full and tired. We arrived home around 10:30pm happy and content. We all hung out for a bit in Craig’s room and Craig and I ended up buying our plane tickets to Egypt. A great ending to a great day.
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