I never thought I would visit Luxembourg in my life. After all, what is even in Luxembourg? It always seemed like the kind of country that gets looked over in favor of the nearby giants. And I’ll be honest, my initial assumption was not completely wrong. I wouldn’t recommend spending a whole vacation in Luxembourg. Still, it had its own special charm and was definitely worth the day trip visit.
Our first stop was to the tourist center, since we were practically clueless to the contents of the city of Luxembourg. We wandered around old buildings, palaces, and museums, and set off in search of the nearby castle in the middle of Luxembourg. With our backpacks full, we trekked to the site. Along the way, we found a free museum and learned all about the history of Luxembourg. We saw coins, remnants of an old house, paintings, and more. My personal favorite was a sketch by Victor Hugo of a tower located just outside the city of Luxembourg.
After visiting the museum and filling our stomachs up with warm and creamy soup, we found the castle ruins with a spectacular view. There, we spent an hour sitting on the edge of the cliff and talking about our lives and our pasts. It was a much-needed break, and the view was spectacular.
By the time we reached Luxembourg, I finally realized my error in packing one pair of shoes and one pair of jeans. My boots gave me blisters all along my heels and my toes. They hurt so badly I could barely walk, and to make matters worse, my jeans ripped at the inner thigh. This led to the beginning of six days wearing the same dress and the sharing of shoes. Luckily, all of us wore the same size shoe, so I borrowed Emily and Rachel’s shoes for the rest of the trip. However, despite this, it seemed as though our luck was changing for the better. It had been a stress-free day without any train problems or lost luggage. Paris was calling, and we waved goodbye to the Benelux region as it slowly melted away and transformed into French fields and Parisian paradise.