December 2019 was a super busy month for me. Even though I wasn’t planing it, I managed to spend each weekend of December in a different state. France, Germany, Czechia, and Slovakia. 4 weekends. 4 states.
My December started off in Paris.
What better way to start a month?
In just one weekend I’ve spent there I walked around 25km and little did I know I started off a month of an adequately busy schedule.
All about my trip to Paris is summed up in my Christmas Time in Paris.
Why I choose Paris is in my Paris is always a good idea. Again and Again.
Next weekend I’ve spent it at home. Home for me is the grand city of Prague and me and my friends spent a night in the city in very close proximity.
Prague had one major similarity with Paris. Crowds.
It’s so hard to enjoy the beautiful sight of Christmas Prague when all you focus on are your steps, where to find a relatively empty spot to stand on, holding your bag close to your body, and elbowing your way out.
Christmas Prague is a sight to see and I’ve been witnessing it for years now. All of my previous trips to Prague are summed up in my Christmas Prague article.
The Christmas tree this year was much prettier than the one from the last year. What I didn’t like that much was the song the Christmas tree sang this year. It was some simple opera tune and there is nothing wrong with that. It was even Christmasy and everything but they set the bar so freaking high with the last year’s song from the traditional Czechoslovakian movie called “Popelka”. Something like Americans cinderella, if I wish to translate it, but eastern European.
The third weekend of December I spent on my first solo trip to Christmas Germany. My first solo trip was a big step for me when thought I went to just a country nearby, but I did it on my own. More on the solo traveling is at my Natalias first solo travel trip and the benefits of it.
More about my trip to Christmas Dresden is at my Christmas Dresden for the third time ever article.
Last weekend of December I spent at my homeland at last.
Even traveling home for Christmas felt completely different. Everyone was so freaking nice to each other on my train ride from Prague to Kosice. I didn’t carry my own truck once! Everyone was so eager to help me up or down the stairs with my suitcase it was unbelievable.
There was even a moment when 2 ladies thought they both had a reservation for the same seat. From my experiences, situations like this usually resolve in a great fight and lots of embarrassing shouting. This time the ladies were joking around that they would sit on each other laps. In the end, one of the ladies realized she misread her ticket, apologized, found her seat and everyone was so calm about it. People were helping each other out with their suitcases and honestly, I was baffled by the helpful Christmas spirit of my fellow passengers.
You know the times are rough when you’re surprised by people’s kindness.
It’s so odd to go from cities like Paris, Prague, and Dresden to my hometown Snina.
Snina is a small town with a population of around 20K, one pretty basic Christmas tree in the middle of the city center, and our Christmas markets consist of one stall selling alcohol next to Bethlehem.
From one extreme to the other.
No matter my full schedule this December I challenged myself some more during this Christmas time. You might notice that since last week I’ve been extra busy and providing you with new reading material every day. Each day I posted one new article.
7 days- 7 new articles.
Even 8 if you count this one as well. Mostly I was just wondering if I could do it, find the time and ideas to share with my dear followers and readers. I’ve been working my ass off at work and writing my ass off on my blog.
Here is the list of my new articles if you missed them:
- Natalias first solo travel trip and the benefits of it
- Last-minute Holidays gift ideas help by Macy’s
- Christmas Time in Paris
- 6 Underground on Netflix is exactly what you’d expect
- Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker- The end of an Era
- Christmas Dresden for the third time ever
- Top Ugly Christmas sweatshirts list
As this will be my last article, for now, let me wish you happy holidays spend with your beloved. May your holidays be peaceful and everything you wish them to be.
My gratitude for your support is infinite.
Love you all XO