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First Impressions

My first day in Luxembourg, after I took all the photos of the apartment, I bundled up and made my way to Joe's office to meet him for lunch. After lunch, I made my way back to Centre-Ville (city center).

Centre-Ville is small. For those of you who know the area, it is smaller than Westwood Village. (I am thinking of Westwood Village as being bounded by Veteran Avenue on the West, Hilgard on the East, and Le Conte and Wilshire at the North and South respectively.) Here's a map from the Luxembourg Tourist Office. You can see where it says "Centre" -- that's the area I'm talking about.

It is small, but as old European cities tend to, it has lots of nooks and crannies. On this afternoon, I explored mostly the east and south-east bits of the center. There's lots of pedestrian traffic, especially in the core, where it is kind of a promenade. There are banks and government offices, cathedrals and stores and restaurants, and bars and cafes, and public squares, mus…

Small Talk

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It is the easiest thing to talk about, and so the thing I get asked most about... The weather.

I realized this weekend that the apartment photos were giving you all a the wrong idea about how the weather is here right now.

My first night here, it started snowing and it continued through the next day. For a kid from Burbank, it was glorious, let me tell you. It was cold, but glorious.

Turned out I got here just in time, otherwise I would have missed all the fun. That was the last of the snow. It rained on and off for a week or so after that, and then it was just cold for a bit. And now it is warm. It was downright hot a couple of weekends ago. So the last couple of weeks have been nice and sunny.

The whole town is a-bloom. Spring is here. There's a breeze, and in the afternoons it starts getting chilly, but nothing that requires any amount of bundling up.

Apparently Luxembourg had a warmer than usual winter this year. I'm told this time last year they still had snow on the ground. T…

Tour of the Apartment

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Needless to say, I'm backlogged as far as updates on my adventures. I'll begin at almost the beginning, which is to say, I won't recap the months of preparation that it took to get me here. I will simply start with the getting here...

I left Los Angeles on Monday March 19, 2007 and arrived in Luxembourg on Tuesday March 20 at 1:30pm. (Luxembourg is on Central European Time. It is 9 hours ahead of Pacific Time.)

I have been here for about 4 weeks now. I’m still settling in.

I may at some point go ahead and detail my journey here, for now, suffice it to say I flew from Los Angeles to Washington/Dulles to Paris to Luxembourg.

I’ll start with my first day in the Grand Duchy.

I arrived at Luxembourg airport on time. But my luggage did not. This, despite the fact that I saw both suitcases on the tarmac next to the airplane as I was boarding the flight from Charles de Gaulle.

Joe picks me up and after a stop at the store to grab some food and sundries, we go to the apartment. Final…

Welcome and hello!

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Hi everybody!

I've been wanting to start a blog for a while now. Some of you know about my MySpace.

But now that I have embarked on this new adventure, I decided it needed a space of its own.

Stay tuned and I’ll do my best to keep y’all up to date and entertained.
And so begin...
The Chronicles of Narineh: My time in the Grand Duchy.