Three international Christmas traditions that may seem strange to foreigners

Christmas is a time of traditions – each family, village, region and country has their own and many people have surprisingly strong options on how things should be done. Whether it’s about where and with whom to spend the holidays, about the decorations or the food – once established it seems almost sacrilegious to break with certain Christmas traditions. To outsiders this behaviour can be amusing or even absurd but what kind of traditions are we even talking about? Here’s three international Christmas traditions that might seem a little odd to people from other countries. Weiterlesen

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Ravennaschlucht Christmas Market: The Most Magical Place Ever!

If you still haven’t visited the beautiful and dreamy Revannaschlucht Christmas market, the remaining weekends of this month are your last chance to do so! The market will be open on 15,16,17th and 22,23th December. But what is so special about it and how to get there? Keep reading! Weiterlesen

Are you SAD this winter???

Although the weather has been treating us quite well over the past couple of days (no rain and no snow, hopefully), according to the calendar from today on it’s officially winter time. This automatically means cooler temperatures, shorter daylight hours, longer nights, winter blues, SAD… The last abbreviation speaks for itself, many people indeed feel depressed during winter time. So if you get tired easily, crave for sweets, feel lack of motivation, SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, may be to blame. But if dark days are getting you down, there are things you can do to feel better again! Weiterlesen