Thursday, 1 December 2016
Xmas Chronicles | The Wanderer's Advent Calendar (Day 1)
Many of you may remember the Advent calendars from your childhood, with small chocolates hidden behind the little windows that you opened every day. The excitement of opening the small paper door each day was only toped by the trill of the big gifts on Xmas morning.
This year I'll be running a Advent Calendar right here on the blog, designed for those who love to travel, that are curious about different places and cultures and that never run out of wanderlust. It will include activities that you can do by yourself, with family or friends. Ideas for Xmas gifts and to get into Christmas spirit, and with many surprises as any good Advent calendar must have.
So, let's count and celebrate together the 24 days in anticipation for Christmas and, if you will, you can share with us what your travel bug is planning for the season.
Go to Google or pick a book, choose a country and check how Christmas is celebrated there. That's a great activity to do alone or with your kids (is never to early to pass them the travel bug!). Find activities and traditions that you can integrate in your Season festivities. Look for traditional Christmas food recipes from that country that you can reproduce at home. Although with growing globalization many things are shared across countries, every place keeps some old and exclusive ways of celebrating and I'm sure you will find some interesting curiosities.
Here are the links for Day 2 , Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8 and Day 9.