27 February 2011

CRF: Luxembourg

"CRF" is not a crime show you've never heard of, it stands for "Cutting Room Floor." Below are some of our favorite pics that never made the blog. We figured we'd reminisce a little while we're driving from Moldova to Italy (which should take about five days).
Luxemboug City is surprisingly beautiful - it's one of those places that should be better known. The cliffs surrounding the old town are incredible.
We spent a little while in the Moselle valley, one of the tiniest wine regions in Europe. The weather felt more like August than October, but harvest was in full swing.
Another shot of the Moselle valley, and the rolling, vine-covered hills. We camped down near the river below at a marina/campground.
This was the outdoor kitchen and bathroom at another campsite in the Mullerthal region. It was chilly there, and we became celebrities among the other campers because we were brave enough to sleep in a tent. The campground provided sliced bread every morning, and I remember the line of old men at the office waiting to pick up their loaves.
This is also in the Mullerthal region. Although the grass was still green, we were beginning to see frost in the mornings and the wildflowers were dying. Here, along a riverbank, a few blossoms survived. The houses in the background are actually across the water, in Germany.
This picture was taken on a sunny afternoon down in "the Grund" section of Luxembourg City.
We attended two festivals in Luxembourg - the huge, overwhelming Nutfest and the smaller, more intimate apple fest, pictured above.
Luxembourg is obsessed with cleanliness. There were plastic gloves provided at gas stations, so that you didn't have to touch the pumps. These dog-related bags were all over, even in tiny hamlets and on the outskirts of towns.
We stayed at a pretty hotel in Vianden, and never ate at the celebrated restaurant attached. The walls were crowded with awards and pictures - the kitchen had a long and illustrious history, but the dining room was always empty.

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