It was a hot day in August and I never thought Christmas was so close. Small town Lauscha is known for making Christmas glass ornaments and we went on a tour of Farbglashütte Lauscha. We saw how glass poles are being made and later ornaments, glass animals and plates/glasses. Even artificial eyes. Their store had several Christmas trees with loads of ornaments and since we missed the real Christmas last year I said YEEEEES! 🙂 I even blown my own Christmas ball ornament. After visiting a small local shop which…

Christmas in Slovenia means cold temperatures, freezing feet and burning cheeks while standing under heaters in the old city center of Ljubljana and having some hot wine with spices. Baking cinnamon cookies, Christmas lights and buying presents for family and friends. And this year is the first Christmas with hot weather and short sleeves, lights on palm trees and no family! It’s not bad but different. We did watch Home Alone 🙂 We’re in El Nido, one of the top destinations for traveling and for sure top spot…

Just a short airplane ride from Manila and you’re on Palawan, the best island in Philippines (won two years in a row, as the locals proudly say). It’s small and friendly and right now there’s a big Christmas fair going on. Food stalls with sea food, drinks and souvenirs. Enormous Christmas tree made from big lights starts shining just before the sunset so the view is just surreal. I’ve never spent Christmas withouta warm coat and hot wine so this years Christmas spirit is so different. Beer and…