Luxembourg

Luxembourg tennis

I will be calling Luxembourg home for the next couple of years. Sorry for not posting. I was in the process of moving from the U.S. to Luxembourg. It has been a hectic process. Everything is so much more bureaucratic here compared to the U.S. I know, it is hard to believe. But to get a resident permit, in addition to bunch of papers, you need to show them a doctor’s certificate and x-ray results for the tuberculosis screening test–something they have started since 60s and never thought if it is still needed in the 21 century. Complete waste of time and money, if you ask me. Being x-rayed for bureaucratic purposes is not fun.

Haven’t been able to follow what’s happening in the tennis world, except the scores. Needless to say, I also lost my interest, when learned that my favorite, David Nalbandian was sent packing in the first round. Que paso David?

I have yet to figure out how to get more English or Russian TV channels. Most of the channels on cable are either German, French or Luxembourgish. I saw some Wimbledon matches on a French channel. And Eurosport is obsessed with cycling. No matter how bad the US tennis coverage is, believe me, it is much better than not understanding what they are saying… but I loved their A-lya-lya!!!

The posts will be somewhat erratic this summer, since I will be traveling a lot, but I’ll do my best to post more often.

Congratulations to Venus! Vamos Rafa!

3 Comments so far

  1. Marija on July 6th, 2008

    Welcome to Europe! :)

  2. Nina on July 6th, 2008

    Thank you Marija :-)

  3. Dave from Tennis DVDs on July 7th, 2008

    Wimbledon is the only Slam Eurosport does not cover. It has great tennis coverage most of the year.

    Well done to Venus. I really thought she would have been beaten by Serena.

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