This is definitely the most wonderful time of the year! Thanks to this month's travel link-up, I got a chance to 'legally' write an additional blog post on the topic, so here's my list on what I need to do to fully enjoy the festive season!
- See and touch snowI have an amazing friend, Agos, she lives in Argentina, and we've been friends for about 9 years now. We like to talk about how we celebrate, and even share some photos with each other, and I enjoy pretty much finding out their Christmas traditions. I'm truly schocked every time I see a photo of her, by the swimming pool, in a summer dress, while I'm watching the snow fall.. though, I really had the time to get used to this! Actually, I can't really imagine myself celebrating Christmas without the cold and the snow.
- ConnectionTo me, december is the time of the year to send hand-written letters and postcards to my loved ones away from me. I really love doing this, it's such a beautiful tradition, and it fills me with joy to know that in a few days (weeks) time, someone will be very happy to receive something else than bills when they go to the letterbox.
- Mulled wine and gingerbreadSeriously, is it even Christmas without these two?? Fortunately, I've stumbled upon the best gluten-free gingerbread recipe, so I'm not left without them. I love to mull everything, including red wine, white wine, cider and so on, but I also enjoy a glass of homemade Bailey's.
- Walking along Andrássy AvenueAndrássy Avenue is a must see in Budapest, but in December, the trees are decorated, and there are Christmas lights everywhere. Can you imagine walking along such a wonderful avenue in the snowfall?
- Christmas moviesOh, well.. Love Actually all the way!! I'm sooo in love with that movie. But I also need to see The Holiday, Four Christmases, Home Alone, and so much more! Do you have a favourite one?
- Budapest Christmas TramSome of the trams are wrapped in Christmas light during the season, and you can travel by them along the river Danube, and just admire our wonderful city. This is one of my favourite activities in Budapest.
- Christmas MarketsI'm planning two posts on the topic, so for now, here's a nice photo to leave you without words.
- Preparing and wrapping presentsThis is almost my favourite part, but I guess, some of you can relate. It's very similar to the feeling of writing a card or a letter :)I'm also planning a post on what to gift for travellers for Christmas, so if you're interested, "stay tuned"!
What are your favourite things about Christmas? :)