Tuesday evening Mick, David, and I decided to venture out from the hotel and find a restaurant. We had a lot of work to do, but the weather was beautiful, we needed an escape from the business centers, and this was a great opportunity for a taste of the local culture.
David smartly asked the front desk which way we should go to find food.
The hotel staff offered the following advice: “Just follow the path outside, and you’ll be led straight to a restaurant!”
And thus began the Luxembourg adventure of 2010.
The Luxembourg Adventure of 2010!!
The problem here was that we didn’t realize there were two paths leading away from the hotel. We followed the one below. This was not the path that the hotel receptionist had in mind.
Everything started off well. We passed by a beautiful castle (with an awesome modern structure in the background – more about that later). There were amazing views of the valley below and the architecture was breathtaking!
After a fair bit of walking the road seemed to come to an abrupt end, but off to the left the path turned to dirt and seemed to enter what appeared to be a strange maze of walls.
We entered the labyrinth. We weren’t overly concerned as the path was well worn and it had to lead somewhere. Things got stranger still as we entered an underground.
The white brick path returned after we exited the underground. Still, no sign of restaurants.
Finally, the path turned into a road and we entered into the old city of Luxembourg.
The city is so beautiful and so characteristic of central Europe.
After a good hour or hour and a half, we finally found a restaurant. While my coworkers probably would have appreciated a more efficient means to get to the restaurant, I was pleased as punch. It was such a beautiful walk through a beautiful city.
The dinner was super high class. I had a small steak fillet with an avocado sauce served with an EPIC side of mashed potatoes. After dinner we tried to find a more efficient way to get back to the hotel and got lost again.
Thankfully, we recovered our bearings quickly and got back in time for a decent night’s sleep.