Monday, 24 March 2014

Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa, 牛蒡)

Greater Burdock is one of my favourite plants. In Finnish it is called "isotakiainen", in Latin "Arctium lappa" and in Chinese 牛蒡 (Niúbàng). The word arctium is derived from Greek word arktos, meaning "bear" and lappa means "to seize". If you ever touch it you understand why. In the nature it looks like this:


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Piste cyclable 16 Ettelbruck - Bettendorf

Little Sunday afternoon cycling trip. Starting at Ettelbruck railway station and following the PS 16 to Bettendorf. Then up hill to Härebierg, where important military center of the Luxembourgish army is located, Caserne Grand-Duc Jean, and down to Diekirch, where I couldn't resist the call of the Military Museum.

Ardennen war theatre

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Spring time is here!

Spring time has started in Luxembourg. Little bit earlier than normally. Here are the first photos.

Parc Municipal, Luxembourg Ville
Bike on spring flowers

Monday, 17 March 2014

Republic of China Armed Forces Museum 1

Republic of China Armed Forces Museum (國軍歷史文物館Guójūn Lìshǐ Wénwùguǎn)  is located close to the Presidential office and Ximen MRT station. The museum is dedicated to the military achievements of the "National Revolutionary Army", NRA. The NRA was the military arm of the Kuomintang party (Chinese Nationalist Party, KMT) from 1925 to 1947 and became also the regular army of the Republic of China.

Military Museum entrance

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Bicycle trip in tripoint, place where three countries, Germany, France and Luxembourg, meet

One of the advantages of living in Luxembourg is that you can visit several countries in one afternoon.
This is my bicycle trip that covered 3 countries within 3 hours. See the track in Sportstracker.
I wanted to start at Wormeldange, small town close to river Mosel, but couldn't find parking. Across the bridge, on the German side, there is spacious "Mitfahrerparkplatz" of Wincheringen. First I pedalled on the German side of the river to south, towards France. In France I crossed the river and rode back on the Luxembourgish side.
This is Wormeldange