40 people signed up for it and so it looked like the final trip was going to be a great success. But then, obviously, we had to pick the worst day weather-wise possibly… 15 degrees, rain & wind and in the end we had 16 participants out of 40. [Actually it could have been expected, … Continue reading Rain, wind, kayaks & fun!
After many changes in our final trip plans, we finally decided to split it into a few parts and to stick to Luxembourg. As you can imagine, it was all carefully considered. The first part was supposed to be hiking somewhere around the Upper-Sûre lake – the area many of us hadn’t had the chance to … Continue reading “Hiking”, or Final Trip Part 1
Having covered Metz and Nancy, it was now time to head further and discover Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region. After a few false starts due to the bus driver needing a break before the journey began and the subsequent confusion over timings, we were on our way. We kicked off our visit with that … Continue reading A bite of Alsace
Route: Remich – south to Schengen – back to Remich – up north to Wasserbillig via Grevenmacher (almost 50 km, and – mind you – after intense birthday celebrations!) On Sunday, June 27th, seven tireless cyclists set off from Luxembourg Gare by bus to Remich and were later joined there by the young and even … Continue reading Cycling along the beautiful blue Moselle
So, after the stunning Ghent and the too-cute-to-be-real Bruges, we decided to give Antwerp a shot. What was I expecting? Well, in the Geography book in the sixth grade there was a short article about a major port city, accompanied by a photo of a port. So that. That’s what I was expecting. Didn’t seem … Continue reading Antwerp. Not entirely about diamonds
The plan was very well-intended and sounded like this: “Let’s meet at 8:20 at the lounge and let’s take that earlier train to avoid the crazy crowds that we had to experience on the train to Ghent.” In other words, a perfect plan. The only tiny problem was that for half of us it turned … Continue reading Bruges: full of tourists, horses & magic
After the official institutional visits, the first stop in the Belgian tour of the Commission trainees was the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful city of Ghent. Walking towards the city centre along a canal where cosy house boats are docked, we already submerged in the quiet atmosphere created by the flowing water, the almost wild-looking trees and … Continue reading On torture and waffles: trip to Ghent