You just don’t skip reading the country fun facts, right? I mean, you never know what may come up in Pub Quiz vol. 2. 😉 James from Luxembourg tells us: Luxembourg radio stations used to be one of the most popular radio stations in the UK as British stations were forbidden from playing genres like … Continue reading Country fun facts: the mystery of Bosnian pyramides and Bulgarian gold
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
Many many working hours, parties and trips ago, at the beginning of the traineeship, Mojca and I discovered – to our great astonishment and joy – that our birthday was on the same day. I mean, what are the odds? (Jernej probably knows ;). So from that very moment, we knew this day would be … Continue reading Surprise JMO birthday party
At the end of June we had the pleasure to host 13 DGT trainees from Brussels in our beloved Grand Duchy. Again, the weather was in our favour and the visitors fell in love with the beautiful scenery of Luxembourg. The visitors had the official part of their excursion on Friday afternoon. After a good … Continue reading Brussels pays us a visit! Part II
As most of you probably know, ten non-DGT trainees were in Brussels for the Farewell Conference last Friday. Thus, while the great part of trainees were attending a conference on translation, the tiny group was left in Schuman roundabout where they would meet Dr. Theodoros Kallianos, Professor of European Integration at the University of Bonn. … Continue reading Have you ever seen the Schuman statue in Brussels?
Do you still remember that unexpected wave of heat a couple of weeks ago? With no air conditioning at work (at least in our beloved Jean Monnet) the productivity levels fell down tremendously and the only reasonable response to this Luxembourgish joke was the long awaited picnic in the park! It was spontaneous and it … Continue reading Picnic time!
I know you already got sunburnt at least once and possibly ate your first ice cream of the season, but you surely don’t believe that summer in Luxembourg has already started, right? No, no, no, boys and girls, in Luxembourg, summer doesn’t start until the National Day has come… which coincidentally is celebrated on Midsummer … Continue reading Enjoy the National Day like a bred Luxembourger
UNESCO World Heritage site The City of Luxembourg with its old town and fortifications is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luxembourg has had a very important strategic location between great European powers and it has seen many rulers: the Holy Roman Emperors, the House of Burgundy, the Habsburgs, the French and Spanish kings, … Continue reading Did you know this about Luxembourg? Part II
Even though our traineeship has not ended yet, we had the pleasure to attend the Farewell Conference in Brussels on Friday, June 12. Some might have wondered why they had to get up at 5 AM, but hey – the prospect of having a day full of bus rides, meetings, speeches, socializing and free sandwiches … Continue reading Goodbye, Fair Brussels!
TRAINEE EVENTS 20.06.2015 / 20:00 / Meeting point – Park Square Robert Brasseur (2651 Luxembourg) for warm-up drinks / afterwards Karaoke @ Oscar’s! 22.06.2015 / 19:00 / Meeting point – TBC / PREPARTY of National Day of Luxembourg Lets make a preparty together and happily celebrate the National Day of Luxembourg! MUSIC EVENTS 19.06.2015/20:00 / … Continue reading Upcoming events: June 15th – June 30th