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Luxembourg 2005

Shortly after moving to Würzburg in Germany, we left the unpacked boxes behind and headed out to Luxembourg City for the weekend. It was a whirlwind trip but we were able to cover the highlights. Throughout the city, there are lots of memorials, museums and monuments. French and German are the two official languages but we had no problem conversing with most people in English. Thankfully, we could count on our daughter who doubles as our German translator.

We took a trip to both the American Cemetery and the German Cemetery. Both cemeteries are impressive but especially the American one. The grounds are beautiful and so well-kept. It’s a fantastic and honorable way to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We took the “round the city” tour on a double-decker bus which is always a good way to get an overview of a city. Then, we went on a little train (could not have been more touristy) down to the old town and that was a little strange…there was a very stinky, ugly dog sitting right next to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love all animals but…

The shopping was superb and, as we walked along, we grabbed a bite at Chi-Chi Restaurant. It was pretty bad but that’s what we get for thinking we might get good Mexican food in Luxembourg City:

Thankfully, our other restaurant choices for the weekend were much better. It was a good way to spend a couple of days and I’m glad we made time for this short, but fun, getaway.

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