These are the pictures from Arlon and Luxembourg, my second trip since I've arrived in Belgium. (The first was a quick visit to Binche, to celebrate Carnival. But since their tradition involves throwing oranges at people I thought I might want to skip on photographing that one!)
We hopped on a train to Luxembourg a couple of hours after seeing a bit of Arlon. Luxembourg is small but it does hold quite some beauty. I was particularly enamored with the Old Quarters and Fortifications. The place got me curious mainly because it's a country I normally wouldn't have the opportunity to visit. And after that, since so many of the Luxembourgish community has Portuguese roots, I was curious to see to how our cultural footprint influenced the daily life there. Luxembourg is very international - I'm thinking the average Luxembourgish speaks about 3 to 4 languages. And while I didn't get to speak Portuguese with anyone, I was able to find products from Portuguese brands, Portuguese establishments and someone who thought they ought to learn Portuguese already. It's a weird way to put it and not entirely accurate, but it was probably my most Portuguese day since I've arrived.