"long overdue!" Luxembourg by iaint
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Well, I've been here half a dozen times, so you'd think the homepage would have been up and running ages ago.
I suppose one reason for the delay is the lack of photos. Most visits were on business, so the camera was left at home, and in those days mobile phones did not yet have cameras.
The ones you see are from my first visit - Easter 1966! Anyway, sometimes the old ones are the best...
First time was a cross border day trip from Metz. In 1966 you still had passport control and customs on the road in from France! I was charmed by the city - the ravine, the narrow streets in the old part and wider boulevards in the newer section.
I was back in September 1970, whilst backpacking with friends. I remember finding a little restaurant behind the palace and assuring my friends (I was the linguist and had read the menu) that we could all get a good steak. I knew full well we'd be eating horse, but no-one knew except me and they were quite happy!
Several trips in the 90's for meetings at EU institutions. Format was always a canteen lunch followed by a superb dinner somewhere.
Once we went on a river cruise dinner on the Mosel (something to do with the Schengen Treaty, Schengen being the cruise departure point). Another time we had dinner at the hotel training college at Diekirch - 8 courses and 8 different wines, but all from Luxembourg!
Writing pages like this revives old memories - looking at the ravine picture just reminded me of a fun evening in a pub down at the bottom!
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