I love Christmas. Yes, I realize that’s not a bold statement to make, as I actually haven’t met a single person who doesn’t love this festive season. But I’d never actually been to a Christmas market. Until last weekend. I’m still in shock that my first, German-style ‘Christkindlmarkt’ happened in China. The famous Paulaner Brauhaus has a branch in a huge French mansion, with a massive garden surrounding the property. There was gluhwein and sauerkraut. Currywurst, bratwurst and frankfurt wurst. Hot chocolate and waffles. Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and all sorts of Christmas decorations that twinkled in the dark. It was like a little slice of Europe, right in the heart of one of China’s biggest and most populous city.

I have so much love for everyone and everything this time of year. I hope you’re all enjoying the festive season as much as I am!

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