My partner’s parents visited us for the last few weeks of April, and opted to see three cities: Paris, Amsterdam, and Budapest. With an additional brief stay in Frankfurt before catching a plane to Hungary, things were pretty hectic. It was pretty amazing, though. Seeing Paris again was considerably more relaxed this time, as there was less pressure to see certain tourist spots. We still hit several touristy spots, but it was a bit more laid back than our trip over the holidays. We also had the chance to catch a few new experiences, a couple of which we would not have thought to visit on our own.
Less than an hour north of Luxembourg City is a collection of castles; the most significant of those–at least as far as attracting tourists–is Vianden Castle. My partner and I had originally planned a picnic with friends the day we were to visit (the surrounding countryside is gorgeous), but the weather was still hovering in the 30s. So the picnic was eaten in the car with the heater on full blast. Regardless of winter temperatures, this was well worth the drive and the short hike up to the castle.
These shots were taken during a walk my partner and I took through the Grund area of Luxembourg City. We took the walk before the snow hit us about a week ago, so things are greener (and much less cold) in the photos than they are currently. I still try to get down there and take a walk whenever I’m feeling stir crazy, as the views and trickling water are quite relaxing. I hardly even notice the cold.