Introduction to The Long Way back to Australia
Bangalore to Mumbai (Jet Airways Business Class Class 737-800)
JW Marriott Sahar (Mumbai)
Mumbai to Abu Dhabi (Jet Airways First Class 777-300ER)
Abu Dhabi to London (Etihad First Class A380)
Tour of Etihad's The Residence
The Frankfurt Hotel (Frankfurt)
Park Inn by Radisson (Luxembourg 1)
Sofitel Luxembourg Europe (Luxembourg 2)
The Westin Grand (Frankfurt)
Lufthansa First Class Terminal (Frankfurt)
Frankfurt to Seoul (Lufthansa First Class A380)
The Ritz-Carlton (Seoul)
Tokyo to Sydney (Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER)
Park Inn by Radisson
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
I know it's been about 2 months since my last post - but a lot had changed! I got a new job (non travel related, for now), had to change website hosts, and was just generally busy with life - but now that things have settled in I'm back to writing yay!
As mentioned, I had accidentally missed or not found (or it was late who knows anymore) the direct bus to Luxembourg, so instead I went and splashed another 50 euros on a 3 trains plus a bus which actually got me there in less time than the direct bus (!). With Etihad having lost my suitcases, I had only my carry on luggage to carry on - which was the silver lining as it would have been tough to drag them around with all my buses.
I made a good friend on (one of) the train, a Mexican fellow who was studying in Germany - so that was another bonus, and despite the rather crappy weather, the scenery was still gorgeous! Having taken the final bus from Trier to Luxembourg, I finally had arrived, and it was a short 10 minute walk to the Park Inn. Originally I had wanted to book the Sofitel for my entire trip here, but their location wasn't amazing - so I chose something in the city center to get myself acquainted with the city itself.
Upon check in - I had a few forms to fill out, but the ladies at the reception were incredibly fun and friendly, so I knew I was at the right place. But I was running low on daylight so I rushed to my room to drop my things, and head out.
This will be a short review but I did manage to take a few pics before I left.
The room itself is nothing special - it's comfortable but tight at 18 meters squared, but perfect for one person. Wi-fi is free and fast, so I had no complaints there either. Though the view is just of other buildings.
But - you are in the hub of Luxembourg and it's small enough that you could walk to the city center within 15 minutes on a medium paced walk. As for Luxembourg itself, I took a few pictures I thought I would share since there's not too much time spent at this hotel. Granted it wasn't the prettiest of days, overcast and slightly rainy as well - the city was almost empty on a Friday as well.
My thoughts on Luxembourg initially while travelling alone? Very lonely and boring - it's not a great solo trip location - but people have told me it is a great place to visit in the summer, so perhaps one day I'll give it a shot! Other than this, I had a fairly comfortable sleep, but the greatest story was that before I retired, my suitcase had arrived via Luxair express - hoorah to fresh clothes! Still - I was looking forward to checking out the Sofitel.
For $131 a night, it's not a bad choice if you're looking for a 3 star hotel in Luxembourg.