Except for the train to Bruges two weeks ago, this marked my first true train travel and I have to say, it was pretty cool. We had the train mainly to ourselves, except for a few crying babies on the way down there (not pleasant).
When we arrived in Luxembourg, the first thing we noticed was just how clean it was. Brussels is a really pretty city, but it still maintains some qualities that a big city has, a large number of homeless people sleeping with the accumulating trash piles on the sidewalks waiting for pickup. In Luxembourg City, there was no such problem. The weather was absolutely terrible, but every side street and alleyway was clean and very safe looking.
Our first stop of the day was to see Luxembourg's Golden Lady, who is a reminder to the great suffering that this small land endured during World War I. Her presence above the city commemorates those who lost their lives protecting the land of Luxembourg, a breathtaking sight indeed.