Tag Archives: Holidays

Finding My Favorite Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany

Selfie with Sausage at Chirstmas Market in Cologne

I’ve always heard that Germany had the best Christmas markets. Now that I’ve seen the Christmas markets in Cologne, I fully agree. Christmas markets started in the Holy Roman Empire, which was the German-speaking portion of Europe in the Middle Ages. The tradition has carried into the present and has spread across the world. For example, in 2000, 41 German …

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Which Christmas Market in Luxembourg City is the Best

Luxembourg City Christmas Market

To get the holiday season started, my girlfriend and I decided to visit the Christmas market in Luxembourg City first. It was my first time in Luxembourg and I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I’d find three Christmas markets in such s small city. Place d’Armes Christmas Market The Place d’Armes is the old parade …

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Observing Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur

Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur

I wanted to write about what it was like to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, but there aren’t actually that many activities which could be termed celebrations. So this is simply the story of observing Chinese New Year, including both definitions of “observe” – upholding a tradition and watching from a distance. After my visit, I talked with …

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Celebrating New Year’s in Vietnam Wasn’t What I Expected

Seflie on Plane to Vietnam

Last year, I decided to visit Vietnam for the end of the year, partially because my 30-day visa into Thailand was expiring and because I was hoping to see some good fireworks. Without a lot of research about what to do for my first trip to Vietnam, I flew into the Vietnamese capital on the 31st from Bangkok. While there …

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