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Merry Merry at the Strasbourg Christmas Market

We took a quick day trip to Strasbourg, France to see the city’s famous Christmas market. It’s listed on just about every “Best Christmas Markets in Europe” lists, I thought we should go. It’s only about an hour and half away, so it made a perfect day trip. It was beautiful! Lots of yummy sweets, gluwein,… Continue reading Merry Merry at the Strasbourg Christmas Market

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Samichlaus visits

Every year on December 6, Samichlaus and his partner Schmutzli, along with his donkey, emerge from their cottage in the woods and visit Swiss children. This day in Switzerland is perhaps even bigger than Christmas, when Swiss children believe that the Christkind, or Christ Child, brings them presents instead of Santa Claus. Samichlaus looks a little… Continue reading Samichlaus visits

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Some serious history in beautiful Krakow

I’ve always wanted to go to Krakow. Back when I backpacked through Europe after college, it was at the top of my list. It was just too far east to work out, though. But I always knew I’d go back. When I learned we’d be moving to Europe, one of the things I was most… Continue reading Some serious history in beautiful Krakow