Good bye Muffin! Goodbye Carolina! Goodbye, Marianne! Goodbye, Lars!
It seems that at every place we stopped, we had to say goodbye – even in Vienna when we knew no one there. By the time we left we were even sad to say goodbye to the hotel staff at The Sofitel. 🙂
So now we say goodbye to Switzerland – the land of chocolates and cheese besides other things.
We’re back on the train – and onto the next country – Luxembourg! Looks like it will be another long journey. The train just seemed to go on forever!It’s been three hours from the time we left Mulhouse. Just before we got onto that train, a woman came up to us and asked if dogs are allowed on the train – and by the end of that long train ride, she and Mummy have exchanged contact details and she’s asking about cockapoos!!! 🙂
She gave us some tips on what to do in our 24 hour tour of Luxembourg. When asked, she confirmed said taxis take dogs. Well, that wasn’t always the case.
As we approached the taxi stand, the driver closest to us pointed us to the next driver. The next driver, unbeknownst to him, then saw me and grumbled under his breath. He opened the door and pointed to the floor, and said I had to sit on the floor. Mummy told him with no uncertainty that I will sit on her lap. “As you wish,” he said. Mummy’s hackles were up. This reminded her too much of Paris. And that was the reason why we’re not going through Paris after Luxembourg. She would have to get from Gare du Est to Gare du Nord and there’s no certainty that a taxi will take us. If I am in my tote bag, the chances are higher but from all our trips to Paris or south of France, at least 50% of taxis refuse to take dogs. So what happened to the French dog-loving population they are known for? Dog are more welcomed in restaurants and shops than in taxis – and it seems the same in Luxembourg. So we’re not exactly off to a good start. But we’ll see what happens after this episode.
May’s comment: Arrivederci, Lugano. Auf Wiedersehen, Zürich. Bonjour, Luxembourg!
We’ve been on the road now for about a week, travelling by various means of transportation and visited four countries with two more to go before we head back to the UK.The weather has changed considerably in the past week. When we left Lugano, there was snow on the mountains.
Next stop as we make our way home – Luxembourg. The last time I was there was 25 years ago! Thought it would be fun to just stopover for an update. And adding to the list of countries Darcy and I have visited since we began travelling together:
- Austria (Vienna, Bad Waltersburg, Sebersdorf)
- Belgium (Brussels, Brugge)
- France (Paris, Avignon, Carpentras, Chateauneuf du Pape, Nice)
- Ireland (Dublin, Cong)
- the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Hoek van Holland)
- Germany (Dusseldorf, Berlin)
- Italy (Milan, Como/Cernobbio)
- Scotland (Glasgow, St Andrews, Inverness, Isle of Skye)
- Sweden (Stockholm)
- Switzerland (Zurich, Lugano)
- Wales (Narbeth, Tenby)
- the USA (NYC).
- And of course tons of places in England.
Future destinations include mainly European destinations just because of accessibility with trains. Hoping to take her to play in the snow this winter!