我们的天空。。

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现在才发现,原来我们的部落格差一点就安了个和大马著名背包旅行作者黄爱琳的两本书书名一样的名字。。。所以如果有一天爱琳再出版第三本书,而书名为《再难也要去旅行》的话,我们并不是抄袭她的哦。。。 ^.^

主编 09年8月1日 ****************************************************************

Day 210: Luxembourg

Date: 30 MARCH 2009

Left Belgium for a day trip to yet another special country, Luxembourg.

On the train towards Luxembourg, Clayton is pretty excited.

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After a long train ride we got to Luxembourg.

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And it was only after we got off the train then we realised that our train look like a loft of bread. Haha.. Cute!!

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Luxembourg (pronounced /ˈlʌksəmbɜrɡ), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, French: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, German: Großherzogtum Luxemburg), is a small, landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. Luxembourg has a population of under half a million people in an area of approximately 2,586 square kilometres (999 sq mi).

Luxembourg is a parliamentary representative democracy with a constitutional monarch; it is ruled by a Grand Duke. It is the world's only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy. The country has a highly developed economy, with the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world as per IMF and WB. Its historic and strategic importance dates back to its founding as a Roman era fortress site and Frankish count's castle site in the Early Middle Ages. It was an important bastion along the Spanish road when Spain was the principal European power influencing the whole western hemisphere and beyond in the 16th–17th centuries.

Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union, NATO, OECD, the United Nations, Benelux, and the Western European Union, reflecting the political consensus in favour of economic, political, and military integration. The city of Luxembourg, the capital and largest city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Union.

Luxembourg lies on the cultural divide between Romance Europe and Germanic Europe, borrowing customs from each of the distinct traditions. Luxembourg is a trilingual country; German, French and Luxembourgish are official languages. Although a secular state, Luxembourg is predominantly Roman Catholic.

Enough said. Its time for pictures. I love this small country. It was as if I had entered into a fairytale with mountains, rivers, castles, high walls, towers and so on......

Although I know that my photo shooting skills is not very good but I still believe that a picture speaks a thousand words. So I hope that the following photos will bring you into Luxembourg without you going there yourself. :)

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Can you see me? :)

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Just as we were enjoying our walk along the river, I saw many of these lying along the way.. Heehee.. Luxemboourg, naughty naughty ya?

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So we laughed and joked about it as we carried on our walk.

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This walk was tiring but worth it. So tiring that Clayton slept his whole way back to Brussels, Belgium.

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What about me? I was so bored on the train that after I finished doing the sudoku and all the riddles in the papers, I did this. Haha...

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Back at Sabrina's place, it time to cook again. :)

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I feel like I am preparing to be a good house husband for the future. Keep cooking... Haha.. Any takers? I am still single and available!!! HEE HEE.....

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