An adventurous day trip to Luxembourg story! I’m so ready!! I get to ride a high speed train in the rain. 😍
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet”
Our bones were cold waiting for the train!! It’s so freezing and raining in Luxembourg. Guess who didn’t pack an umbrella for Europe? 😏
We made it!!
We hopped off the train and made a run for the exit. I, personally, was excited to have a whole day with nothing to do but get into trouble!
We found this little phone booth that reminded us of No. 2 pencils. Can you see the Luxembourg flag waving above?
On the map we received, it told us of, about 15 historical and important sites to visit in Luxembourg. Well, in the first 20 minutes of walking from the train station to the center of town, we had already seen about 8 of them! Luxembourg is so small!
We stumbled upon (a smaller) Notre Dame Cathedral, while they were having a special ceremony. Of course, we snuck in the back to watch. The ceremony was all in German and Luxembourgish (a real language.) It was graduation day for about 50 priests! I’ve never seen that many priests and nuns in my life!
Sidenote: A lot of the older men in the pews were wearing those colorful suspenders and little hats with feathers. I swear. It was the most adorable thing ever!
The inside of this church was stunning. I’ll post more photos when I get home and take them off my camera. I lit a candle for safety on our trip and good health for my family back home.
The streets were covered in paper mache hearts. Why is Luxembourg so adorable?! Sidenote: They had the rainbow flag waving proudly everywhere, and it made my heart sing.
I love getting lost! You find so many things that you don’t expect to find. In the middle of a little plaza, this town was having a foodie street fair! It was perfect to see how people really live here.
They sold the freshest smelling fruit, vegetables, big wheels of cheese, rows and rows of sausages, and the delicious looking tarts you see below!
We stopped at the tourist information building to ask about the best food to try in Luxembourg. They suggested beans and sausages, which I happily ordered.
Luxembourg is such a clean, quirky little town. Do you see the swings hanging above the streets?! Cute!
After hitting little shops, cafes, and churches, it started raining pretty hard. We wanted to see the World Heritage Site of the Casemates, before we had to go back home to Paris.
If you do anything in your life, go visit the Casemates. They are the underground tunnels and part of the leftover forts from back in the day. Luxembourg used to be the most heavily fortified place in Europe!
This street view is high on a hill, overlooking all of Luxembourg! This is the entrance to the Casemates. Wow!!!
I stood in the rain, trying to take photos of this view, and thought, “How is this my life right now?!” I am so lucky.
Once the rain was soaking us through, we ducked underground in the tunnels to start exploring. It’s 3 euros for students, by the way!
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Fun fact: the Casemates had spiral staircases leading down for, probably a thousand miles. Monica was too scared, but I went down them with only a little light to guide me. I went down about 30 flights before I gave up. It felt like I was walking down to hell! Spooky! I went for as long as I could, but I didn’t see an end to the stairs. I didn’t realize, at the time, that meant that I had to climb back up. I definitely got on my hands and knees to climb up the last few. EXHAUSTED.
After the Casemates, we decided to hop on a random bus to explore, because buses are free on Saturday
I would recommend jumping on the buses any place you go. It’s an easy way to learn the city transportation system and see the city for less!
We saw parts of Luxembourg that only the residents get to see. The houses are so colorful and there is such a good bus system out here. LA could learn a thing or two.
We took the bus to the end of the route and the bus driver took a smoke break. Monica and I decided to have a dance break/ photoshoot on the bus. It was so empty!
What a crazy, fun day. We ended up back in Paris after hitting over 10,000 steps. Next up: the UK!
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