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German and Austrian Christmas customs and traditions

German and Austrian Christmas customs and traditions

Austria & Germany – Christmas Customs and Traditions German and Austrian Christmas customs and traditions. Many of the Christmas traditions that are enjoyed throughout Europe stem from Germany such as the all important Christmas tree – Tannenbaum – that takes pride of place in our living rooms and which we take great care to decorate […]

Christmas Customs and Traditions of the U.S.A.

Christmas Customs and Traditions of the U.S.A.

U.S.A.- Christmas Customs and Traditions Christmas Customs and Traditions of the U.S.A. The U.S.A. is a melting pot of nationalities and therefore has a wealth of traditions that it has made its own. Homes, Churches, Malls and cities are filled with decorations, Christmas trees and Christmas  lights. In the U.S.A. it is Santa Claus that […]

Swedish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Swedish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Sweden – Christmas Customs and Traditions Swedish Christmas Customs and Traditions.  As the Christmas season begins in Sweden it is dark, cold and blanketed in snow which makes it all the more cosy inside. Children begin to open their Advent calendars from the first of December, behind the windows they  are rewarded with small sweets […]

French Christmas Customs and Traditions

French Christmas Customs and Traditions

France – Christmas Customs and Traditions French Christmas Customs and Traditi0ns.  Although there are some small differences in the various regions of France, the main traditions are the same and as in many countries they have their own special Christmas Cake the Buche de Noel, a rich chocolate cake baked in the shape of a […]

Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Poland – Christmas Customs and Traditions Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions.  Christmas, or Wigilia, is a very important time of the year and has many ancient traditions still observed today.  Days before Christmas begins Polish women will start to clean their homes completely, it is believed that if your home is dirty at Wigilia then […]

Italian Christmas Customs and Traditions

Italian Christmas Customs and Traditions

Italy – Christmas Customs and Traditions Italian Christmas Customs and Traditions.  The Christmas season in Italy revolves around the Christian aspect of  the festival. Italy has many unique customs and traditions and although in these modern times when customs from other countries are also adopted Italy still holds dear these special  customs. The Christmas season […]

A Guide to UK Cities

A Guide to UK Cities

Cities in the UK Cities Below we have 5 of the main cities in the UK. If you click on one , it will take you through to the city where you will be able to find additional information such as a map of the area, places to stay, cafes, restaurants, and must see sights. […]

Days out in the UK

Days out in the UK

Places of interest in the UK       Castles National Trust Sites Lakes, Lochs, Loughs National Parks Heritage Sites  War Cemeteries and Memorials  UNESCO World Heritage Sights * * * * * * Or if you would like to find places of interest in specific areas, please click on the map below. Selection of Destinations […]

English Cuisine and Recipes

English Cuisine and Recipes

Traditional English Food and Drink A Traditional English Breakfast Breakfast is an important meal. It wakes you up and sets you up for the day. Breakfast should be hearty and filling. The English breakfast, even when taken at an early hour,is usually a fairly substantial one, and rightly so, for a good meal, if enjoyed […]

Best Beaches in the UK

Best Beaches in the UK

UK Beaches Europe is known for having some of the best beaches in the world, but did you know that the UK has some of its own. Bournemouth Beach recently came fourth in a poll of Europes Best Beaches and beat some of the more well known ones such as Beaches from the South of […]

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USA Tour 2012

An RV Tour of some of the National and State Parks in the USA 26th April – 15th June 2012 Sent in by Joan & Malcolm, UK The beginning of the tour was late at night when we arrived at the hotel in Portland, Oregon. Our taxi driver warned us not to walk out in […]