With 2016 coming to an end we all think about our New Year resolutions (admit it, you have a list of 2017 plans/to do/goals or you are working on one). Just as everyone else, I thought I would clear my thoughts, draw the line to see what I have achieved over the past year and get some clear objectives for the year to come. Continue reading “A Travel Blogger’s New Year Resolutions + FREE New Year Resolutions Template”
Christmas markets are an old tradition in Austria. They can be traced back to the Middle Ages. In 1298 Albrecht I allowed the citizens of Vienna to hold a Krippenmarkt (December Market). Even if the market has changed over the years, traditions have been adapted to fit modern days but they still occupy a very special place in the heart of every Austrian and not only. Visitors from all over the world come to Austria every year to enjoy the festive season at some of the country’s most magical Christmas Markets.
What are the first things that come into your mind when you think about Britain? Big Ban, Buckingham Palace, red buses, rain, British accents, royals, and cute telephone cabins I would guess. Add Christmas markets on the list too, as Britain will surprise you with markets which are held in the most historic and iconic places. Continue reading “Britain’s Top Christmas Markets”
While Christmas is becoming more and more commercial in many countries, luckily Switzerland is staying loyal to tradition. Swiss Christmas usually lasts from the beginning of Advent to the end of Epiphany (so from around the end of November until the beginning of January). On the 1st of December children will open the first window of their Advent calendar to find a yummy treat, each week families will light one candle on the Advent wreath until Christmas Day and on Christmas Eve they will ornate the Christmas tree with lit candles, a tradition which dates back to the 16th Century. Let’s see what happens in terms of Christmas markets.
Belgians somehow manage to succeed at everything they do and make us jealous of their beers, chocolate, fries and Christmas markets. From the traditional Christmas market of Bruges, to the unique underground Christmas market of les Grottes de Wonck, Belgium doesn’t stop surprising us at how many things she can impress us with. Continue reading “Belgium’s Top Christmas Markets”