Lux Go and Explore! Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Pop Quiz! Who knows where Luxembourg is? If you said “nestled between Belgium, France and Germany”, you’d be correct!
Last week I was in the area, and decided to take a trip to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg and see what the place was all about. Before I get to that though, here’s some information about the country:
- Compared to US states, Luxembourg is slightly smaller than Rhode Island (3144 km²). Almost 164 Luxembourgs could fit inside of California.
- Population: 582,291
- It is the only Grand Duchy in the world. And the Grand Duke is named Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume, but they just call him Henri.
- The country has the highest GDP per capita in the euro zone. In other words, life is good.
- It has three official languages - Luxembourgish, French, and German.
How awesome is our world? And how often do we take that for granted?
Get out there and explore your own backyard. You don't have to move to Europe to find new and exciting places. Need motivation? Try geocaching, or finding a cool-looking restaurant on Yelp, or just get in your car or on a bike and choose a direction.