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Tips for an eco-friendly festive season

Give bins a break and start planning your environmentally-friendly Yuletide now
by Sarita Rao 5 min. 07.12.2021
Technical inspection checks chassis, suspension and axel
Eliminating food waste, checking your food footprint, second-hand clothes, electric car subsidies, and organic local producers - Luxembourg has quite a few sustainable initiatives
Dogs must be registered and have a microchip within one month of adoption Photo: Shutterstock
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Family time

What shall we do with the kids?

Luxembourg may be small, but there is plenty going on for children and teens. You just need to know where to look
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 01.12.2021
The Athenee de Luxembourg is the only state-run school to offer the International Baccalaureate
The European Baccalaureate is offered at five (soon to be six) state-run international schools and at two EU-institution run schools in Luxembourg
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All you need to know about getting a personal loan

Need a new car, new bed, cash for the holidays or Christmas?
by Sarita Rao 3 min. 25.11.2021
You apply for accumulated state pensions rights either in the country you live or the last country you worked and made social security contributions Photo: Shutterstock
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Part-time workers have the same rights as those who work full time on a permanent or fixed-term contract Photo: Shutterstock
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A move from the UK for a better work/life balance saw Vallière first work as a teacher for Lycee Vauban, then start her dream business, Jumpbox trampoline park

As unvaccinated die, frustration in Covid ward rises

Staff has to tell woman to say her goodbyes to dying mother a day before father is buried - both unvaccinated
An English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous group meets via Skype every week Photo: Shutterstock
One of the highest ranking healthcare systems in the world
Eau-de-vie in all varieties from Distillerie Adam

Uniquely Luxembourgish festive gift ideas

Planning a trip home for the festive season? You can surprise your relatives or friends with an unusual gift from the Grand Duchy
by Sarita Rao 7 min. 04.12.2021
For a bit more magic than online shopping Photo: shutterstock
Massage, body treatments, facials, or time relaxing in thermal waters
Art week is in a new location near Glacis this year
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Unusual winter mini-break destinations

Forget Paris or Bruges, try Ghent, Dinant, Durbuy, the Black Forest and Saar regions. Here's what to see and where to stay in these places
by Sarita Rao 9 min. 21.11.2021
The hostels provide basic bedsheets and Wi-Fi, and some places have en-suite rooms
Inside Lux
The promenade at Remich
Bouillon, Belgium (Shutterstock)
Working lunch

Business with pleasure?

Where can you take your clients or associates for a business lunch in Luxembourg? We've compiled a list.
by Sarita Rao 8 min. 23.11.2021
Zeltik in pre-Covid days, but live music is back on the agenda, although with more restrictions
Rivaner is produced in the greatest quantity, but Luxembourg produces nine wines, Crémant, and speciality wines like straw, ice and late harvest wines Photo: Shutterstock
Luxembourg’s nightlife is a mixture of slick and pricey venues juxtaposed with a small, alternative and younger mix
After Dark
Using AI to create art at Scienteens Lab's latest workshop

Scienteens Lab launches art and AI workshops

Showing how artificial intelligence demands creativity, a new series of workshops extends the Scienteens Lab offering into computer science
by Sarita RAO 4 min. 05.12.2021
Holiday garland made from dried vegetation
Happy and sad, but sprinkled with Shakespeare
Take a trip around the world under one roof as the Bazar International returns to Luxembourg this weekend
Saint Nicolas, known in Luxembourg as Kleeschen

Kleeserchersdag/Niklosdag traditions explained

Plates of hay and a sweet or Rutt in your shoe. We explain the traditions of Kleeserchersdag also known as Niklosdag
1 by Sarita Rao 3 min. 06.12.2021
Built using the stones from a Franciscan monastery located on the same site that was dismantled in 1829
St. George's International School is based in Hamm on Rue des Peupliers Photo: St. George's International School
The original site of the abbey was the artisan district, home to the bakers, millers and fisherman who looked after Count Conrad's retinue Photo: Serge Waldbillig