Christmas markets have just exploded the last years, have you noticed? They're everywhere! It's no longer just an ancient German/Central European custom. These days, every city, every town and every little village seem to organise these festive affairs during Advent. Some Christmas markets last from late [...]
I've been in Vienna many times, but haven't seen half as much of this beautiful city as I would have liked. Here are five faces.
Christmas market and ultra-modern skyscrapers... not two terms that usually go together. I was in Paris last week for work. Having a few spare hours, I hopped on the metro to La Défense, largely for nostalgic reasons. (La Défense, as you might know, is the [...]
A highlight in Europe this time of year is the cheerful (sometimes even magical) Christmas markets. I adore browsing through the arts and crafts for sale, and trying some of the hearty seasonal street food. And then there's mulled wine. Here are three of my [...]
Forget Father Christmas and Santa Claus. In Rome, the Christmas witch rules. Christmas market at Piazza Navona A few years ago, on an impulse, I took my then 5-year-old to Rome a few days before Christmas. The main attraction at the Piazza Navona Christmas market [...]
One of my favourite cities, Vienna is always charming and elegant, but never more so than during Advent, when she puts on some of the best Christmas markets anywhere - just like she has for hundreds of years. Nothing tacky here; in Vienna, Christmas markets [...]
All kinds of things are on offer at the Christmas Markets in Bratislava: hats, scarves, handbags, toys, lollipops, porcelain and ceramics...