spent this past Saturday in Luxembourg on a trip planned by Group T's
international office for the international students: myself, European "Erasmus"
exchange students, and many Chinese exchange students. We all woke up very early for the 2.5 hour
bus ride to Luxembourg. When I crossed
the border I increased the number of countries I've been in by 20% (from five
commenter on the blog who knows the six countries I've visited as of today
earns a Belgian chocolate when I see them next. Haha! Making the blog
Luxembourg was beautiful. I think it is one of my favorite places. You can see all of it in a day, but it is incredibly
varied. The elevation changes within the
city are spectacular (I wished that I had my running shoes!). There is a mixture of modern life, old
architecture, and even older city fortifications. Unfortunately, it was a
little foggy and drizzly, but that didn't stop me from finding the city
incredibly beautiful and a great place to explore.
What a beautiful place! Standing in front of a valley with so many trees and awesome architecture.
It was great spending the day in Luxembourg with international
students. The group I spent most of my
day with consisted of students from China, Spain, Finland, Serbia, and
Russia. Both on the bus and touring the
city there were a lot of opportunities to learn more about different cultures. Differences often just come up in conversation. One thing I know for sure: Spaniards from the
Canary Islands don't like the cold. The
first thing we did when we arrived in Luxembourg was to go to H&M and buy
gloves for our friend Alex. He was quite
cold! It was a great day though and I've
put Luxembourg on the list of cities I'd like to visit again someday.