Luxembourg city in…Luxembourg

This weekend was a spontaneous one, which is one of the benefits of living in Europe. What’s one to do when there is a soccer game (football match in European-speak) in Luxembourg city on a Friday night? One requests to leave early from work and road trips it down to Luxembourg (the country). I don’t want to poke fun, but you have to at least smile when the capital city,…

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“You’re from Canada! Don’t you speak French?”

Living in Belgium, where French is one of the national languages, I get this remark a lot: “you’re Canadian and you don’t speak French?” It’s quite shocking to every European I’ve come into contact with. In Belgium, there are three official languages: Flemish (60%), French (40%), and German (1%). Flemish is spoken mainly in Flanders (in northern Belgium -the pretty touristic part) and French in the Wallonia (the south). I’m…

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