Got tired of finding some meaning the clouds; as my plan was about to land in Luxembourg I could not stop myself from clicking the below panoramas. I thought this was the consolation:
On coming out of the Airport I was greeted with not so crowded roads and green belt surrounding the roads. That was miles away from my expectations, Being a cosmopolitan and one of the biggest financial centers on this earth I was expecting a welcome to a concrete jungle and crowded roads. Pretty exciting to start.
Luxembourg has a population of 450,000 which becomes 650,000 in the morning and comes back to 450,00 at the evening. Strange..No no..its very simple people from neighboring countries of Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal drive in daily to attend their workplaces and also to refuel their vehicles; thanks to a low taxation rate on fuel in Luxembourg. Do not get too greedy, if you will refuel daily, customs might catch you. "Depending on the time of visit, Luxembourg gives an impression of a BIG CITY or a SMALL TOWN."
Luxembourg is also the headquarters of Arcelor Mittal, biggest steel making company on this earth. While going around the city I kept on looking for the industries, but what I got instead were the captivating "WINE FARMS" in the Moselle valley.
|No doubts the wines of this place are so charming that no one can stop praising about them.|
Luxembourg is a small country with a stretch of 82km. x 55 km. It has a police force of 1,300 and military of 500. There are a number of hotels and numerous tour operators which provide customized tour itinerary for Luxembourg. If you plan to visit this place, either you can contact tour operator or arrange your self by searching "Luxembourg" on www.google.com and booking hotels online. As we were talking on the demographics, we have reached the Schengen border, here Luxembourg shares borders with Germany and France.
There were no check-posts and heavily armed soldiers, but a very beautiful river separating Luxembourg from Germany.
|Houses visible on the other side of the river are in Germany.|
That's the beauty of European Union that one can drive into the other member nations on the VISA of any of the member nations without any formalities and questioning at the check-posts. How come the borders be so beautiful. Other nations need to learn a lot, Is it so difficult to co-exist peacefully...?
Orderly traffic, imposing architecture makes a visual delight for anyone:
Other day I had to travel to Germany. While I was sitting cozily inside a bus, the drive was no less than a fairy-tale ride with a meandering river, lush green valleys and highlands on both sides of the highway.
My binocular which I always keep with me had doubled the joy. At times clicking the scenes was looking dull.
|My car would have clocked 200 Kmph on this road, but I missed the fun of driving at this very sexy road|
While returning back we took a break for lunch at a German restaurant. Apart from the delicious food, we had a lot of fun filled moments.
There was much more outside the restaurant, a parking bay for the boats/ yachts:
And there was a huge grassland waiting to welcome us for a heavenly walk:
|Do not miss out on great deal on wines, olive oils, enless variety of cheese and...Chocolates|