Unpredictability - Good for your health

Our modern life is based on organising an environment free from the unexpected. The house needs to be as stable and reliable as possible. The job as safe as possible. Nothing should break down. Nothing but what we predict, should occur.
This is the life of the zoo animal. Let's explore the life of the Nomad. Let's live the life of the Nomad.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


My Swiss friend has the DNA of the Luxembourger in her genes and since she had access to a vacant apartment we decided to drive from England to Switzerland and stop in Luxembourg for a couple of days.

I booked the Friday off work and we drove to Dover and boarded the Ferry.  After driving into the insides of the boat, we vacated the car and explored the vessel.  It was a cold overcast day, as can be seen from these photographs.

It was a choppy channel and quite interesting to walk on deck keeping balance as the ship rolled through the waves.

After arriving in France we drove for several hours, reaching our destination of Remich in Luxembourg, without any mishaps.  Our accommodation was interesting.  A very old building, once a convent, converted into a number of flats.  Our room was on the lower floor and it didn't take long to make the beds and get our gear sorted.  We had dinner at a restaurant around the corner.  This was a chance to examine the Luxembourger and I was impressed by their sense of presentation.  Nicely dressed, groomed and mannered to a fault - the Luxembourger exudes pride and elegance .  And the food was very nice.

In the morning we drove to a bakery with a cafe section and ordered breakfast.  It would be worth visiting Luxembourg for their food alone.  The breakfast, consisting of an omelette and bread and cheese and ham, was delicious.  My friend ordered a cup of hot chocolate which really did taste of the highest quality chocolate. 

The capital city of Luxembourg is known simply as Luxembourg city.   The weather was bitingly cold and thankfully I was able to purchase a jumper from a C and A store for a reasonable price.  Luxembourg is a country of wealth and the Luxembourgers like to spend their money on fine clothes.  You would want to save your pennies before embarking on a shopping spree here.  

We took an open top bus tour of the city.  

The bus driver supplied us with a headphone set each and we could plug this into the sound system and listen to an informative lecture on the importance of each of the buildings passed.  It was all very interesting.

After the bus tour, and walking through the streets, I was delighted to see a caravan camouflaged as a camera.

The next day we scraped the ice off the windscreen and drove the rest of the way into Switzerland.  And being October it was a surprise to be driving through a land of settled snow.

It is a privilege and a good fortune for this nomad to have added yet another country to his resume of places visited.  Would I return here once more?  Yes, without a doubt.

Peace to All


  1. Indeed a lovely place, very clean and yes very cold in winter or even autumn.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.
    Safe travelling

  2. Lovely to share your travels through your words and photos!
    We (2 Kiwis on their first ever big overseas trip) visited Luxembourg as part of a whizz-bang whistle stop bus tour. And very nice it was too.