Coming atcha live from Vienna today. I’m here with three girlfriends to enjoy the festive Christmas markets that adorn the streets of this city from mid-November through December. We’re taking a quick rest at the hotel before dinner so I thought I should recap November before Christmas actually arrives. Speaking of which, there’s only 7 days between me and the USA. Woohoo! Here’s a sneak preview from one of Vienna’s many Christmas markets:
November was a good month and not just because it’s my birthday month. I squeezed in three trips and one huge Thanksgiving gathering. I’m nothing if not efficient.
Escape to Marrakech
From buying a turkey from the local butcher to squeezing 27 people into our compact London house, Thanksgiving in London was an adventure. I’m so fortunate to have so many fellow Americans in London to celebrate with and keep those feelings of homesickness at bay. I have a lot to be grateful for this year.
My trip to Warsaw was work-related, but I managed to flex my schedule and sneak away for a short walking tour of Old Town before returning to London. I have more photos to share next week from this chilly but informative tour. I would love to return to Poland when the weather is warmer. And not just because I love vodka.
Seeing Santa in Switzerland
I ended the month by eating my weight in Swiss chocolate in Basel, Switzerland for my first European Christmas market experience. I’m like an old pro now. Kidding, Vienna is only my second time at a Christmas market. So many ornaments, so little time.
Christmastime in London
Let’s keep the holiday theme going. I wrote this guide to Christmas in London in case you’re wondering how much the Brits love the “festive period” as they call it. Christmas trees surround me everywhere I walk in London. It’s a good thing I like holidays.
I hope you’re having a wonderful December and ending 2014 on a high note. TGIF, everybody. Or as my coworkers say, TFIF.