On Friday morning at 8 a.m., we were all waiting for the bus at the station to go to Luxembourg! Because the usual person had overslept himself again, we left a few moments later. After a 4 hour bus trip we arrived at our hostel. We had some time to get some lunch for ourselves, so several groups went out to go to the McDonald’s in the centrum or go to the supermarket. We son found out how hilly Luxembourg is, everyone is currently having muscle pain in their calves. After this long climb for lunch, a much more intense workout was waiting for us: nice sightseeing in the centrum. With the whole group we stumbled uphill, downhill and back while enjoying the beautiful sights. The city looks medieval: think of castles, churches and canals with more than just swimming ducks.
We also visited the banking museum and later that evening we had a nice dinner at the hostel. After we had dinner, we were faced with a nice challenge: having a drink within 1 hour before the pub crawl started at 9 p.m.. Everyone was already in a good mood and the shots flowed lavishly. After the first pub, we ended up in a much too fancy ‘old people’ bar, so we quickly left. The third pub was disappointing so we went back to the first bar, because it was fun over there!
The next morning started quite rough due to the first evening, but due to the sunshine we were in a good mood again within no time. After some more sightseeing, the Crazy 88 started. We had a wonderful afternoon by putting ourselves in some embarrassing occasions and ended up, tired but satisfied, in the hostel. For dinner the group was split into two groups: one group went for Thai food and the other half went for Italian. After dinner, we had drinks in different rooms before we went into town. We were initially in a crazy bar with drag queens, but in the end we decided to go to the same club as the day before. Unfortunately on Saturdays they suddenly asked for €6 entry per person, but for some reason we could enter for free! Most likely the staff recognized us from the night before. After a nice evening of dancing, everyone went to bed because our Sunday would also be a full day!
On Sunday morning, everyone was having a nice breakfast before 9 a.m. in contrast to Saturday morning. After a nice breakfast at the hostel we took the bus to go skating! There we found out that the skating talents within the ESV vary considerably. While some flew smoothly over the ice, some members lumbered and stumbled over the ice (and yes, I was one of them). Fortunately we laughed more than enough!
After skating we enjoyed a well-deserved hot drink and took the bus back to the centre to have a nice lunch. After lunch we finally visited the national museum, after which we had a quick meal and went back to the hostel to leave for Nijmegen at 17:45.
It was without doubt a very successful weekend!
By: Tess Bremer