Christmas in Caen

I am really lucky that the family I stayed with almost four years ago invited me back for Christmas during my stay in France. After a fun and successful stay back in September for Sarah and Aldric’s wedding, I was looking forward to coming back in December. I arrived on December 23rd around midday. After a quick (okay, 1.5 hour) lunch, I took an almost … Continue reading Christmas in Caen

Capital of Christmas: Strasbourg, France

I decided to spend the first two days of my vacation in the Capital of Christmas, also known as Strasbourg, France. The Alsace region of France, specifically the cities of Colmar and Strasbourg, are known specifically for their superb Christmas markets, which have been around since the 16th century! Although I didn’t make it to Colmar this time around! hopefully next time I will get … Continue reading Capital of Christmas: Strasbourg, France

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the south of France, despite the fact that the weather is still in the mid-fifties, there are palm trees in my backyard, I live next to the Mediterranean Sea, and the only snow I have seen is that from fake machines. However, Toulon and France in general do not disappoint with their wonderful marchés de Nöel … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Halloween in France/ All Saint’s Day (Toussaint)

Truth be told, Halloween isn’t really celebrated in France. Furthermore, most French shops and businesses are not really into holiday decorations. Even more so, I am living in a climate where there are palm trees, and it is still 75 degrees and sunny. For someone born and raised in Wisconsin, this is quite a change, and summer does not really correlate with holidays! Most of … Continue reading Halloween in France/ All Saint’s Day (Toussaint)