Living in southern Spain we do get a feel for Christmas and the holidays, but this year we decided to head to Scotland for the holidays. We wanted an authentic Edinburgh Christmas with all of the markets, music, activities, food, & lights. Of course along with that, we were also expecting chilly and rainy weather, but we also had a bit of a surprise!
Well another year has passed and we are still living in Spain! That is exciting for us, as we never dreamed we would be able to keep it going. We just wanted to provide you with a quick little update with no frills attached!
I know, you are thinking it is January and why in the world is Heidi writing about Christmas. It is over Heidi! We have all moved on, made our resolutions and are looking forward to the next holiday. Well, sorry everyone, but you are going to get a little more Christmas out of the Wagoner Family! I think we have a special way of celebrating Christmas in Vietnam and I also feel the need to share it with you.
The holidays are interesting for us at Wagoners Abroad. Not only do we have our own ways to celebrate, we get to see how the locals celebrate. This year, we find ourselves in Hoi An Vietnam. Our Christmas celebration started with a river cruise. Officially, it was a Christmas Eve Sunset Dinner Cruise with Cinnamon Cruises.
Alan and I have been married for nearly 17 years and during that time we have always lived quite a distance from our families. Not to mention that our families are spread out all over the USA, so we have spent many holidays on our own, on the road, or with family coming to us. Every Christmas for us has been unique and so cherished no matter where we were located. To us, Christmas Tradition is about good quality family time, whether it is just the 4 of us or with a group of 20. Part of that tradition is having a Christmas Tree! Continue reading
In Spain the Holiday Season doesn’t end with New Years. In fact, many of the locals were most excited about January 6th, Dia de Los Reyes (Day of the Kings). It seems this is the Grand Finale to the Christmas season, or the end of the 12 Days of Christmas. The night of the 5th, children leave out their shoes. When they awake the morning of the 6th, they find presents from the Three Kings. Continue reading