I didn’t think this time would come so soon. Nico and I have left Luxembourg to begin the next chapter of our adventure back in the US. For the next few months, I am in San Francisco attending Metis, a data science bootcamp. We’re both super excited for what comes next, but will never forget the hospitality we experienced in Luxembourg. This tiny country welcomed us in with jobs, social security, and many new friends. It gave me the chance to experience a new way of living and provided a home base to explore a diverse continent.
I loved living in Luxembourg and getting to know the area, the people, and the culture. I’ll definitely miss the quiet and calm evenings, having both a city and a forest within a quick walk, the beautiful winter lights and Christmas markets with steaming gluhwein, the summer Schueberfouer and delicious, greasy gromperekichelcher, the warm, kind, and multilingual people, the beautiful nature and climbing areas, the ease of traveling to a different country, and most of all, all the amazing friends that I’ve made. I’ll even miss the insane bus drivers, the struggle of finding a restaurant that’s open on Sunday evenings, and the challenge of communicating with a combination of hand signals and Google Translate. The only thing I won’t miss is our loud neighborhood rooster yelling all day starting at 5:00 am.
This year, I’ll be posting about my data science projects, some recommendations for Luxembourg, and the remaining backlog of trips I went on last year. Now however, I’d like to share a smattering of other things and places I visited around Europe the last two years that won’t have their own dedicated post.