Archive for November, 2010

Moving To Luxembourg

26, Nov 2010

I supposed you’ve heard the old adage that¬†moving house is up there with divorce and bereavement in the¬†high stress stakes. Having just moved house myself twice in one month, I can declare that not only did my body produce enough adrenaline to power a small town but that I also became a bit of a […]

Happy Thanksgiving! As I’m typing this, not only are 300 million Americans frantically chopping, mixing and chugging bourbon (or if you’re like me avoiding the actual work and going straight to the chugging) but the 7 million living abroad are doing the same while feeling lonely for home. For the expats here the American Women’s […]

Newcomers to Luxembourg not only struggle to understand the sheer variety of languages spoken here, but also the seemingly random way that they are used: your German might get you a ticket on a bus but a blank look in a clothes shop, while English might get you an account in a bank but absolutely […]

One of the more enjoyable features of Luxembourg’s winters is the International Bazaar, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December the LuxExpo in Kirchberg will host 60 stands representing 53 countries offering abundant goodies such as local delicacies, traditional dishes, holiday decorations and Christmas gifts. Need more persuading? […]

Everest Restaurant

22, Nov 2010

Only I would book a table at 6:30pm. True to form, when I and two mates rocked up to the Everest restaurant we were the only souls in there. We mumbled amongst each other for five minutes, conscious of our voices echoing around the bare room, but a drink helped restore our usual bolshie selves. […]

The Britannia Pub

19, Nov 2010

The Silver Fox and I were on one of our Sunday walks around the Grund, and as usual we were gasping for a pint after all that leisurely strolling. The bars we passed were all shut but thankfully the lights were on at The Britannia Pub. Not only that but they were showing the F1 […]

Eating out in Luxembourg is a huge part of its culture – restaurants have one lunch and one evening sitting so you can really savour your meal and enjoy your company. Having sandwiches at the desk for lunch may be gaining in popularity but one or more hour lunches is still the done thing. In […]

Working in Luxembourg

18, Nov 2010

Unless you’re planning to be self-employed, a full-time parent, or to meet a sugar daddy/mummy in Luxembourg (which by the way isn’t the worst place to find one, judging by the amount of people in their 60s driving Ferraris) you’ll probably be working in Luxembourg. Banking is the largest sector in the Luxembourg economy, being […]

Luxembourg Airports

17, Nov 2010

Until recently, Luxembourg’s airport was a dinky outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in a seventies Lego set. Now it’s a steel and glass multi-storey, but the amount of flights doesn’t seem to have increased as it often looks like a good location for a post-apocalyptic film. But I digress. Luxembourg airport is located […]

The 2010 Winterlights festival schedule is out, and there are enough markets, concerts, exhibitions and weird Christmas traditions to cheer up even the biggest scrooge. My personal favourite is the famous Christmas market on the Place D’Armes, where you can blow your Christmas bonus on wooden toys, mulled wine and gromperekichelcher while the bandstand hosts […]


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