Archive for the ‘Guide to Luxembourg’ Category

Luxembourg may not have 24-hour shopping centres, and it may not have chains of convenience stores on every corner, but once you get used to the sometimes awkward opening hours you’ll appreciate the wide range, freshness and seasonality of the produce when food shopping in Luxembourg. Case in point – on a recent visit to […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]


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