Thursday, July 19, 2012

Luxembourg: 15 Myths

What do you know about Luxembourg? If you're like most of the people I recently spoke with, you probably haven't ever visited this petite country (it's barely the size of Rhode Island) that's bordered by France, Germany and Belgium. And, also like most everyone I polled recently, not only have you not thought about visiting Luxembourg, but you probably haven't given this country a second thought. And, yet, everyone I asked about Luxembourg City's night life, culinary scene, topography and more had an opinion, that just wasn't based on facts. Many thought that this center of finance was plenty boring. (It's not.) That it's a wide expanse of flat land. (Hardly.) And that the cuisine is so dominated by rich, meat-laden meals that it's a vegetarian's nightmare. (Wrong, again.)

Check out my article on 15 Myths About Luxembourg that just appeared in the Huffington Post. It'll give you a whole new perspective on this vibrant country. So much so, that you might want to just jump on the next plane bound for Luxembourg City. Just remember, even three days -- the number of days I spent in the capital -- isn't long enough.









16 comments:

Brette said...

Great piece. I did not know much about this country, but it sounds like a great place to visit.

JTravel said...

Hi Brette, Yes, it's surprising how all my savvy travel friends somehow skipped this country on their European travels.

Alexandra said...

I lived in France for 25 years and it never even occurred to me to visit Luxembourg. You have changed my mind.

Jane Boursaw said...

It's so interesting how we form opinions about places we've never been. Maybe it's from what we've learned in history class or what we see in the movies or whatever. Thank you for setting us straight about this beautiful area.

JTravel said...

Hi Alexandra, Thanks. Let me know if you have a chance to sample everything Luxembourg has to offer.

JTravel said...

Hi Jane, Yes, it certainly is funny that everyone thought they knew something about this little country that they never even visited.

MyKidsEatSquid said...

I must admit, I don't know much about Luxembourg. It does sound like a great country to visit. I'm adding it to my bucket list.

jcreaturetravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, Great. If you do get a chance to visit Luxembourg, don't hesitate to ask me for additional tips.

Irene S. Levine said...

Must put this one on my bucket list---especially since it's convenient from other parts of Europe.

JTravel said...

Hi Irene, Yes, Luxembourg makes a great stopover from so many other European country. I'm surprised visitors don't do that as frequently as you would think.

Kris @ Attainable Sustainable said...

Seems like Luxembourg is in the news plenty with the presidential race heating up. It's not a country I'd ever thought about visiting, but you sure make it sound worth a stop, even if I don't have a big bankroll to deposit. ;)

JTravel said...

Hi Kris, You're funny. It certainly is curious, though, that everyone I speak with shares your sentiment regarding not ever thinking of visiting Luxembourg.

merr said...

Very interesting - add it to the list of places to hope to visit!

JTravel said...

Hi merr, glad you enjoyed reading this post. If you ever decide to visit, don't hesitate to ask me any travel planning questions.

Location Toscane Vacance said...

Luxembourg is fairy-tale stuff…complete with the happy ending. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog.

JTravel said...

Hi Location Toscane Vacance, Glad you've enjoyed reading my posts. Thanks for commenting.