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A Korean Christmas, Round Two

It’s the Sunday afternoon before Christmas.

In my head, I’m curled up in a blanket by the fire, sipping hot chocolate while I watch a marathon of Christmas movies with my family. 649 more words


No black pigs?

An oak grove, in autumn, without black pigs? What’s going on? 5 to remember
un bosquecillo – an oak grove
en otoño – in autumn… 15 more words

Sandra Danby

Bowing and bows: Christmas shopping in Tokyo

Christmas shopping in Tokyo isn’t exactly like at home.

For starters, no worries about holiday crowds. It’s not that there aren’t crowds: It’s just that the malls are packed *all* the time here. 810 more words

Military Life

Twelve Feather Dancers and a Virgin

December 12 was a big day in Oaxaca. First of all, it was Virgin of Guadalupe Day – the day marking the appearance of the Virgin Mary to indigenous peasant Juan Diego in 1531, a huge deal in this state of 16 different indigenous groups. 1,234 more words

Living Abroad

Cultural Cliches #3: Queuing

As soon as British people see more than one person in front of them they start a queue. Yes or No?

I can’t deny the fact that I have seen one or two perfect queues while being here, but it definitely isn’t that bad either. 167 more words


La Rioja: The Ski Town of Ezcaray

This past weekend was Spain´s December puente–aka a long weekend–because of a holiday falls on Monday. Last year, we traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland… 365 more words


Life Begins in Madrid

It is 6:30 on a Thursday evening and I’m sauntering home amid steamy December temperatures (to Ohio standards) after an afternoon filled with food, wine, and plaza sitting.   670 more words