We wish to remain what we are in Luxembourg
Luxembourg Travel Blog› entry 8 of 10 › view all entries
This is the motto of the western european country wedged between germany, france, and belgium. Under 1000 square miles and with a population of under half a million people, it is the only grand duchy in the world. This means it is ruled by Grand Duke, but has a parliamentary representative democracy.
In World War II the country joined forces with the allies in the fight against the national socialists, and became the founding member of the United Nations and Nato.
Though it is on the borders of Germany, Belgium, and France - I was surprised that locals spoke predominantly in French, and plaquards and posters were also in French. I walked most of the city within half a day, though I did not have a map or a city guide to help me along.
So, finally having arrived where I intended to be all along, I realized that I had walked a complete circle around the city's center from where I had parked. Having done this wasted the precious time I had, which would have been spent hiking down into the valley that cuts through the city, where there are beautiful parks and ruins to be admired. Instead, I had to admire that from afar and walk to the nearby cathedral.