03.12.2011 39 °F
All right... I admit it! I've been beaten by the weather in this beautiful city. I sallied forth this morning, with longies on, umbrella unfurled, gloves on, and a raincoat and two sweaters protecting me. "Ha!" I said to myself... a little rain won't stop *me*! Well, the umbrella broke almost immediately, and in no time at all I was the proverbial 'drowned rat.' I was only out in the stuff for a little under three hours (with a break to have a killer cappuchino), before deciding that discretion is definitely the better part of valor and turning back for the hotel. But the city of Luxembourg is beautiful, even if I don't have many pictures to attest to that. In Luxembourg, people grow up learning and speaking Luxembourgish, French, German, and English (wow!). Everyone I spoke to was friendly and helpful, and cheerfully tolerated me trying to speak any of the (very) few words of French I've picked up, before switching to German, and finally relenting and letting me continue in English. Next time I visit this beautiful place, it will have to be in better weather!
Enjoy what I posted. Tomorrow I head for Bruges, Belgium.