Luxembourg may not be high on many bucket lists; this tiny country only gets about a million or so tourists each year and is seen often as an expensive and rather plain country full of EU diplomats.
But with cheap flights from London that take just over an hour, we decided it was worth the gamble and spent a weekend poking around there in February.
With the absolute hammering that the Australians dished out to us down under in 2017/18 fresh in the memory, I was eager to get back on the horse and follow my beloved English cricket team away from home again.
The opponents this time were the much maligned minnows of West Indies. It couldn’t be worse than the last tour…..could it?
Us Brits aren’t the most adventurous of souls. As a nation we are conservative, risk adverse, and have a huge fear of change. The fact that once upon a time our empire controlled a quarter of the globe is baffling considering that most of us wouldn’t even visit a restaurant unless half a dozen of our friends had tested the waters first.
Consequently, me choosing to spend the last day of 2019 in The West Bank was step forward that I was proud of, albeit a step that came in the guise of a day tour from our base in Jerusalem.
It’s been almost a year now since we visited Israel & The Palestinian Territories and I’m still struggling to get through my blogs on it. Mainly because this was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to and I feel I’ll struggle to do it justice.
But press-on I shall. Plus, it’ll keep Jimmy off my back for a few weeks and as it’s his birthday today, why send a card when instead I can give him a shout out on a blog that features distinguished readers in Uganda, Colombia and Armenia?