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.

Check out the sweet use of mortor between stones to create a grass path in the stone path.
Random Castle Museum

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!

David and Mick... perplexed

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.

... where are we going?
things were getting strange

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.

This looks promising... right?
The depths of Luxembourg
A passage climbs to the surface

The white brick path returned after we exited the underground. Still, no sign of restaurants.

David... still walking

Finally, the path turned into a road and we entered into the old city of Luxembourg.

Quaint, Colorful, and Beautiful

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 Restaurant

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.

Luxembourg is all about the random castle/tower

Thankfully, we recovered our bearings quickly and got back in time for a decent night’s sleep.

Luxembourg? Awesome.

8 thoughts on “Luxembourg

  • 8/27/2010 at 5:09 am

    This is great! I think I need to go to Luxembourg.

    • 8/27/2010 at 11:29 am

      Belgium and France are just as nice. But Luxembourg has a very special kind of charm!

  • 8/27/2010 at 8:32 am

    I’m annoyed that i only got to go to Iowa.

    • 8/27/2010 at 11:30 am

      I’ve never been to Iowa, but yeah, it’s probably not as nice as Lux

  • 8/27/2010 at 10:07 am

    Are you looking for a travel assistant? Or perhaps a secretary? If so, I can send you my resume asap. :) The walk to your restaurant sounds perfect…When will your company send you back our way? Mika is here now so dumpling making just got a lot lot better. Safe travels to your next destination!

    • 8/27/2010 at 11:33 am

      I don’t think anyone would want to be my travel assistant. Usually the destinations are much more Iowa and much less Luxembourg.

      I’m not sure when I’ll be back in China. But when I do make the trek, I’ll be expecting a massive Mika, Charlotte, Josh Dumpling marathon!!

      It’ll be awesome!!

  • 9/9/2010 at 8:54 am

    I bet there are some places in England e.g. York that could stand a contest with Lux…just sayin’.


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