Why do we long for Christmas ?

In memorial of Christmas

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A long time ago. When we were young, Christmas was something to look forward to. Boring isn’t it.

Each year the same. Coming back again, the feeling of nostalgia. Mother used to bake all these Christmas cookies, sweets, making egg liquor.

Where has all this disappeared to? Are we for real or are we just kidding ourselves. Soon Christmas trees will be all forgotten, relics of a time gone by.

Who cares for Xmas trees in our modern time. Nothing was more exciting when we went into this sleeping little town nestled between mountains :

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Snowstorm_alps

Watching toys in showcase of the local toys seller, electric model trains zooming in and out of their tunnels.

Running in 10 inch deep snow in our boots, fingers stiff from cold. All was part of it.

When Christmas came, the lights on the tree were shining as bright, lit by real candles rather than LED s.

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xmas-in-nice-france

Surely much more riskier than today, yet also more romantic. Trees were real, unlike today. Plastic trees are horrible, to say he least.

The scent of fresh fir needles filled the living room, lights off, we were singing Holy night.

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xmas-in-nice

When the Vienna boys quire started singing, we all followed.

Patiently waiting for the Xmas eve meal, we were starving ourselves the whole day in expectation.

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xmas-in-bourgogne-france

In a brown loaf a juicy ham was baked, hot and steaming it appeared when the loaf was finally cut. The Mayo salad was an artist chef’s dream, peas, carrots, potatoes, Lyon sausage ( real one ) cut , pickled cucumbers, nothing was left to chances.

Silent night, everyone was feasting.

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xmas-in-beijing

Opening presents was always followed immediately.

The hardwood heavy skis that one had to struggle with. Ski boots from real cows leather rather than plastic molded shoes, pairs of thick hand knitted socks came from the home factory.

Grandma knitted thick pullovers from shredded wool or Acrylic.   There was no money for luxuries back then.

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xmas-nice-france

Winter jackets were not yet insulated as they are today, no hollow fiber, no advanced insulation layers were available.

A beautiful tree was standing in our living room, giving us happiness for the next 2 weeks to come.

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xmas-buers-austria

Yes we enjoyed Xmas. We waited for Xmas for a whole year.

No extra presents were available, all was saved until that special occasion. It was a real Christmas.

For all these reasons, we still feel Xmas is real. As long as we live we shall feel this way.

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xmas-buers-austria

Hard to change old customs.

With this we wish you a marry Xmas, happiness and blessings for the coming new year.

Christmas is real. More than ever.

We all need Christ the savior.

Those who don’t believe it now will do so in the future.

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Two years ago we spent Xmas in Beaune, and Dijon, the Bourgogne, France . Many pictures are unpublished until now. We will put them up sooner or later.

 

Xmas video from Hanoi

 

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Alice Pizza, Cuneo Piemont, Italy

Best pizza in Italy ?

Not sure about it 

To me their pizza tastes excellent.

It’s dough is crispy, light, rather than doughy, heavy, only flour and oil. 

Alice pizza seem to have potatoe mix ( like in Focaccia). 

Proof me wrong.

I am not a Pizza Pizza eater, however, when I come across one every now and then, that looks appealing, I try.

And Alice just made my day.

Alice
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A once in a lifetime journey

 

From Thailand via Laos and Myanmar

The best is yet to come.

The journey begins at 05.00 A.M., waters of the Mekong beneath one. Crossing over a boarded plank bridge, unstable yet strong enough to carry us, one by one.

Baggage is shifted onto the boat and stowed within. We are around 10 passengers this morning, looking tired.

The engines cranked, 2 powerful Diesels shudder the boat. Slowly it takes off to midstream, leaving the lights of the Laos and Thai shores behind.

Darkness surrounds us, the Captain relies on the sonar and his skills as a pilot.

Great navigating here one must commend him, he has been on the river countless times.

Amazing … but the trip is not over.

A trip you won’t forget ..

 

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RELAXING AT THE AIRPORT VIP LOUNGE NICE COTE D’  AZUR

 

Best way to spend your spare time : Relax  in the Airport lounges. &bsp;

If you just want to relax in a quiet and decent atmosphere, without the large crowd, then go for it.

 

Airline lounges have much more to offer than just  calm places.

 

Most Airline lounges are well stocked. In the Far East Bangkok I got some of the best curry eaten in Bangkok.

 

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BEAUTIFUL MORNING
on the Cote d’Azur. Sunshine and light, greenery and soft waves of the mediterranean sea.


A perfect blend for a beautiful morning on the Promenade dez Anglais Nice, South of France.

We enjoy while it lasts.
PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR THIS BEAUTY.

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This year s xmas shall be your special one.

Many of us have experienced different times in the past.

We hope for a season of peace and love.

Let s watch some videos that will help to bring back those memories.

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Dancing performance in what is one of the greatest  cities on earth.

Culture, culinary, architectural, historical aspects are extraordinary.

Everything is available – from cheap streetfood to 40000 Dollar ladies Givenchy bags.

A haven for luxury items. Casinos Wynns MGM GRAND LISBOA STARWORLD AND MANY MORE.

You are taken in by its offers.

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