"Orlikins gets stranded in Louvain la Neuve" Louvain-la-Neuve by orlikins
Louvain-la-Neuve Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 20 photos
My soujourn in Louvain la Neuve (LLN) came after my 4 month stint teaching English in the University of Graz, Austria. The plan was to stay in LLN for the summer to improve my French & get a summer job (and travel around Benelux when i got time off) before going back to Dublin in the autumn for my final degree year.
?.yes?.that was the plan alright?.
As my friend Maeve had spent her Erasmus year in LLN, she recommended that I come up to Belgium and stay with her for a few days til I got a job and a flat. Sounds good so far. But with various teaching commitments and visitors I had in Graz, I couldn?t get to LLN until the end of June, of course by then, she would have left. That couldn?t be helped, but I figured I?d get by.
?.of course that didn?t happen?
I left most of my luggage back in Brussels airport, intending to come back to pick them up once I had gotten accommodation in LLN. So I hopped on the first train to Louvain, only to realise I ended up in Leuven and not LLN!! Leuven is the Flemish for Louvain. But no worries, I got back on track pretty quickly and arrived in LLN (Universit? station)
If you do need to stay in this general area, the nearest large town is Ottignies, you are probably better off going there instead of LLN. I will admit my knowledge of this town is pretty limited, but if you find this page useful/entertaining, then my work here is done :-)
- Cons:absolutely dead in summer
- In a nutshell:Not a worthwhile tourist spot.
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