Archive for November, 2010

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alcohol in Luxembourg

16, Nov 2010

If you are anything like me, a big draw to moving here is the cheap and good quality of alcohol in Luxembourg. And it’s everywhere. Walk into any supermarket, corner shop or petrol station (not sure what message that’s sending but hey, it’s not for me to judge) and you will be faced by enough […]

Renting in Luxembourg

16, Nov 2010

So you’ve decided to move to the Grand Duchy. You’re not put off by its tiny size, in fact you think it’s cute and cuddly. But then you start looking into renting in Luxembourg. Suddenly the country has transformed into a vast, tangled thicket of weird names and strange terms. What do charges mean? Why […]

If you’re from a more laisse-faire country (with, dare I say it, a healthier attitude to bureaucracy) you might be surprised to learn that you’re expected to register with your local county council (known as communes) within three days of moving to Luxembourg. But luckily with a bit of forward planning, registering in Luxembourg, also […]


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