Luxurious Luxembourg (and the Schlecky Schlecks)
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
24Trip End Aug 04, 2008
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Luxembourg is pretty for a place that has been destroyed and taken over by numerous hostile countries during its existence. The resilience of the place, once you hear about its history, is nothing short of incredible.
The train ride also allowed us to go down into the "valley" into beautiful old suburbs like Clausen. Gorgeous old houses, bridges and waterways are down there. You also get a great view of all the amazing structures which were built right into the looming rocks above. Both majestic and awesome.
We also spent a good chunk of time making Schleck jokes. For the non-Tour de France people, Andy and Frank Schleck are two brothers who took part in the tour this year and both placed very well. Frank even held the yellow jersey for a good chunk of the Tour. The jokes were "lovingly" meant because I think I can safely say that we've both become fans of theirs. Me especially (they're pretty cute! -this is Elke blogging, by the way ;)) - not as cute as Mitch, of course, but still cute and they've definitely done Luxembourg proud.