Cathedral, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Man oh man, what an adventure this has been! We left our hostel in Brussels in the mid-afternoon and headed to the train station to hop on the road to Paris—and we could hardly contain our excitement. But when we arrived at the platform we were informed that due to huge scale protests and strikes in the public transportation sector, we would need to buy a seventy euro reservation to get on the train, and that it was now too late to do that. Eyes glistening, we saw our train pull out from the station and leave us in the dust. But, in the true spirit of wanderlust, we found the next available train and decided to hop on and see where we wound up. And so we arrived in Luxembourg that night! We stayed at an adorable little restaurant turned hotel, called La Veranda, which was about a fifteen-minute walk to the train station, and maybe twenty minutes to the city center. They had delicious (and free!) breakfast in the morning, and given that the restaurant was directly below us, we were never left wanting for a bite to eat. I honestly couldn’t tell you all the things we saw and did in Luxembourg, but we passed two days walking through town, relaxing, and going to see tons of churches, old buildings, and eating ice cream! Two days later we were finally able to get on a train to Paris, and off we went!
For more information about the protests and strikes spreading across Europe, check out my article for The Odyssey Online at: http://theodysseyonline.com/uva/uber-app-has-europe-uber-worried/60427