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My Last Day in Luxembourg – Day 46
Tuesday 15th September 2009 – Luxembourg
Today was a bit of a sit around day. I only had two objectives today. One was to buy a rail ticket for tomorrow, the other was to get to the other hostel in Luxembourg. Would it pan out as I hoped it would though?..
Had breakfast with an Aussie guy, and talked about our travels, me asking mostly, then got packed to leave around 10:00am. The Aussie guy was also leaving so we headed for the town where he was finding a WI-FI spot, and I was finding my bus. I got to the fairly large bus stop and had to look around for a while until I found the stop with my bus. As luck would have it, I missed it by 1 minute, but another was due in 1 hour, so I found the nearest bench, wiped off the nights rain, and sat, waiting. As I waited, the Aussie guy walked past looking very lost. We consulted maps, then he headed off in search of the information place.
My bus came and I hopped on. It was only a 20 minute ride to my stop. I got off and walked up to the centre of the village, and instantly noticed the hostel sign. Upon arrival at the hostel, it looked vacant. I rung the bell and waited, almost ready to knock, when the door flew open. An unhappy hostel owner proceeded to tell me that they weren’t open until 5pm, then I remembered this information from when the girl from the previous hostel had rung up for me. This information that she said was very important. Oh well, I was able to leave my bag in the office at least.
I had no option but to go back into Luxembourg city and get my train ticket, there was nothing I could do in Bourglinster, which is where I now was. So I got back on the bus and arrived in Luxembourg city again, de ja vous!
Took the long walk to the station and got in line to get my ticket. At the desk, I asked the lady if I could use the discount card that I gained in Germany, she said yes. This was good as I hadn’t asked for it when it was given to me in Germany, after I had already unknowingly paid for it. She processed the ticket and asked if I was under 26 years old. When I said no, she told me I couldn’t have discount. Only under 26s and over 60s can use this. So I had a discount card that was no use to me, and I didn’t want it in the first place, and was 25 Euros. Oh well, I had my ticket which was the main thing.
I now had a lot of time to kill until I could brave the hostel again, a lot of time to walk around getting more achy, but it turned out to be quite a nice day. I saw many more things that I had missed previously, and was able to just take it easy, and the sun was shining most of the day, so it was OK, especially down by the river. I had only been here two days but it felt to me as though I had seen everything now. I was ready to move on.
The time slowly whiled away, and I was able to re-catch the bus back to the hostel. As I got near, I pressed the button to get off the bus, then got off, then realised I didn’t recognise the place. I had gotten off too early. I watched the bus pull away and hurriedly tried to follow its route, and was glad to see something I recognised just around the corner. I had no idea why she stopped the bus where she did, but I didn’t care, I wanted to get to the hostel and lie down.
The hostel was open now and I was able to dump my things in the room and take a rest. It was an eight bed dorm, and smelt a lot like body odour as I walked in. I had a locker assigned to me, but it was the only one without a lock, useless to me, but again it didn’t matter as I was going to be in the room all night, and off early the next morning. Nobody else was in the hostel at this point so it was quiet, for the moment.
I sat for a while and waited for dinner which was at 7pm. The meal was really nice, and filled me up nicely. After, I went back up and lay down for a while. The other guys in the room turned up one by one, and got themselves ready for bed, so I decided I would as well. They were strange guys, and they looked a little rough, but I think they were working and using the hostel as a base. One guy snored all night, yay!
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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