Ah, Yes. Cuffing season has come to it’s yearly end, and Christmas stress is starting to rise among the gift shoppers in huge Shopping Centers. Lucky me, I had already done everything last month.. I’m not one to be standing in line more than 5 minutes for absolutely anything, and I think I’ll never be, either. I have already decided that this month is for relaxing, and that’s how it is going to stay goddammit.
We don’t exactly have snow, real pine trees to obtain a real christmas tree nor ice to go skating ( If you don’t count the artificial one in the center of Palma). In some parts of Spain you still can even go for a swim in the ocean! Well, I have my own opinions about that..
But, even if wee don’t have a traditional Christmas here, I still have some things I’d love to go do and see. Here’s some of them.
- Visit the big shopping centers like El Corte Ingles, Fan, and Porto Pi. You know.. Just to see..
- Listen to christmas music while walking down the center and watch the christmas lights, and drinking a Starbucks Gingerbread latte.
- Take some pictures for the Gram. Obviously.
- Pueblo Español. Now, many tourists are unaware of this gorgeus market event in the smaller towns near the old Bellver Castle. But it is gorgeus, romantic and definetly a must this year.
- Go Ice scating. I don’t really have anyone that’s willing to risk falling and spraining their ankle. Ice skating is not something spanyards are used to doing, you know. But me? Oh I love it. I suck at it, but I love it.
- Churros. If you have never tried them, you are missing out BIG TIME. Eating those on a cold night, and dipping them in steaming hot, gooey chocolate. It is every eaters wet dream.
- Wrapping christmas gifts while listening to some old school christmas music. I know you want to do it too, come on.
- Doing something festive with your nails. It is definetly not my strong point, but I enjoy the self-time anyway.
- Take out my winter clothes, and maybe getting some new ones. Boxing summer away can be a bit sad, but I bet all of us has that one or two special items in their wardrobe that they missed. Maybe boots, a jacket or cozy pajamas.
- Have a party with your family and friends. Because that is what it is all about, isn’t it? Being with your loved ones.
Do you have any favourites or traditions you want to do/always do? If so, do let me know! Sharing is caring.