The Start of Something Special
My summer trip to Europe in 2015 was actually one of the events that first sparked my love for extreme travel. I checked off seven countries in less than two weeks. It was my first time seeing so many nations in a short amount of time and I loved it. I enjoyed being able to see so many different countries and cultures, hear so many different languages and taste so many different kinds of food, all at such a fast pace. It was exhilarating. It was at this moment when I realized that maybe seeing every country in the world was indeed possible.
But because this trip was at a time in my life before I traveled seriously, I took zero notes and–if you can believe it–just three measly photos in Luxembourg…a far cry from the hundreds of images from each country I capture nowadays! I had a nice time but I am only writing about the trip now–four years later–so the details on all of my specific activities are a little blurry.
Life is a Highway
For a guy with such little travel experience at the time–I’ve only been traveling seriously now for four years; Luxembourg was my 31st country–looking back, I’m surprised I chose to drive in. Even now, just the thought of driving on foreign roads scare me! But I did it here! I landed in Frankfurt and rented a car to meet friends at Ramstein Air Force Base for dinner. The next morning, it was back on the road, headed to Luxembourg. I really enjoyed driving those clean and fast roads of Germany and Luxembourg. I especially loved that these were countries with people who knew how to drive, i.e. the left lane was strictly used for passing only. Don’t get me started.
Anyway, I enjoyed the hour and 45-minute drive immensely and for the most part it was smooth, except for a few tense moments once I got into the center of Luxembourg City. There was a decent amount of traffic and I was having a hard time finding my hotel. I was definitely driving like a tourist and could tell other drivers were losing their patience with me. But alas, I finally managed to find my hotel and a parking space. The car wouldn’t move until it was time to leave the next day! I’d walk for the remainder of my only day in Luxembourg.
I can’t believe I have only three photos of Luxembourg. I was such an amateur. But here they are…
Aaaaand, that’s it! That’s all I have. How lame, right? I don’t recall much at all about Luxembourg. I do remember I enjoyed staying at Hôtel Le Châtelet…they gave me a big room and that was nice. And I remember taking a walk into town, and how the streets were pretty lively. But that’s it…senile moment here; I don’t remember much else of what I did, saw or ate…which is one of the primary reasons for this website: I use it as a personal travel journal; to record all my memories, so one day when I’m really old, I can look up these blogs and relive my trips.