Luxembourg is a tiny place, really. Just under 1,000 square miles, if that means anything to you. And it has a bit of a PR problem: “Oh, Luxembourg,” folks will say. “It’s soooooo boring!”

Au contraire!

Okay, well, it can be a little quiet here. But quiet doesn’t necessarily equal boring. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is full of surprises–the good kind–and it doesn’t take that much effort to discover them. Around the Bock is a blog devoted to those discoveries. Follow The Expatresse, veteran expat with over ten years abroad, as she finds out what its really like to live in a country with three official languages.

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Bretzelsonndeg 2016

It’s February 29–Leap Day–and you know what that means, right? Reverse Bretzel Sunday! Bretzel Sunday (Bretzelsonndeg in Luxembourgish), also called Laetare Sunday, always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, […]

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How to Enjoy the Christmas Market

If you don’t hail from a corner of the world that has Christmas markets–that most wonderful holiday tradition–then I tell you, Midge: you are missing out. I was […]

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Roller Derby Arrives in Luxembourg!

On Sunday, 25 October 2015, the Rockhal hosted the first ever roller derby match in Luxembourg as the Grandes Duchesses of Luxembourg faced off — and won 259 […]

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How to Enjoy the Christmas Market

If you don’t hail from a corner of the world that has Christmas markets–that most wonderful holiday tradition–then I tell you, Midge: you are missing out. I was […]

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A Visit From St. Nicholas (He’s Not Who You Think He Is)

Having lived abroad for a while now, I am aware that other countries do things differently now and then. It is fun and interesting–one of the benefits of […]

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Magic Bus? Road Trip? Get On Board!

My friends over at Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the US Democratic Party, tell me that they are promoting the Democrats Abroad Road Trip–a project designed to […]

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Nopeschfest!

Next Friday (June 1, 2012)  is European Neighbors Day. You are hereby instructed to go down to your local commune, pick up some invitations (and t-shirts!), rally the neighbors, […]

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Happy Leap Day 2012

It’s February 29–Leap Day–and you know what that means, right? Reverse Bretzel Sunday! Bretzel Sunday (Bretzelsonndeg in Luxembourgish), also called Laetare Sunday, always falls on the fourth Sunday […]

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Luxembourg, Land of Legends

So I have had a week off Luxembourgish classes because of the school break. Also, I missed the last class before the break. I don’t remember why I […]

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Buergbrennen: C’mon, Baby, Light My Fire

Buergbrennen is the traditional bonfire festival that is going on in many towns and villages around the Grand Duchy this week. Newcomers to Luxembourg, and Americans in particular, […]

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