Day 135

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Day 135… Today we hop across the border on the bullet train to Luxembourg city (approx 2hrs). As the second smallest country in the EU after the Vatican City, it is the literal heart of Western Europe. This tiny country… well… Grand Duchy… has quite the level of natural beauty… not bad for a country half the size of the city of Brisbane. However rainy drizzle is making today a bit of a wash out and after the craziness of Paris… a welcome repast. The town itself perches high above the narrow valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, offering spectacular vistas as you stroll along the promenade/ wall of Chemin de la Corniche, said to be ‘Europe’s most beautiful balcony’ and take it all in. Not sure I agree with the beautiful balcony thing… but there you go. Since its also Saturday a lot of things are closed or… due to inclement weather… already booked out. So we only get to walk past the Palais Grand-Ducal built in 1573 which is home of the Grand Duke. We do however get to briefly explore the tunnels beneath the castle before escaping the rain in the hotel.

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