December is here! Yes, it’s THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, when all is holly, jolly & covered by snow. Let’s see what we can offer you this month to get you in the Holiday mood! How about joyful Christmas & food markets? How about the best gifts for travelers? I told you we are getting there, just stay tuned, read further and get into the festive mood. Grab your egg yolk or any hot beverage, find a comfortable spot on your sofa, cover yourself with a fluffy blanket, and let’s get dreaming about where to travel next!
In this festive edition you can read about:
- The best Christmas market in Lisbon 🎄
- The best Christmas markets in Barcelona 🎄
- The best Catalan recipe for Christmas 🧑🏼🍳
- What kind of gift to buy for a traveler 🎁
- Of course, you cannot miss out on our latest travels stories, either 🌏
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The best Christmas market in Lisbon 🎄⭐️
Lisbon’s Wonderland is inspired by London’s Winter Wonderland. It is definitely the biggest and the best Christmas market in Lisbon. It opens its gates on the 1st of December and stays till the 1st of January. If you are in the mood for Christmas spirit, lights, flavors, and scents, this is your place!
The best Christmas markets in Barcelona 🎄⭐️
We decided to check what Barcelona can offer, how the “mercados de navidad” look like here. We have visited the most common spots, even it was extremely sunny, 18-20 degrees during the day. And given the fact that it’s quite warm during the day, you wouldn’t desire any mulled wine, not like anyone would sell it. It’s a different atmosphere, but of course, it’s enjoyable too.
The best Catalan recipe for Christmas 🧑🏼🍳
Bacalao con pasas y piñones – meaning cod with raisins and pinenuts. Whichever way you call it, this dish sums up everything to me that is so good about the Mediterranean diet in a very easy way. It’s delicious, uses a lot of fresh ingredients, is simple to make, fits any healthy diet, is fancy enough for the festive table, and is designed to be flexible depending on what you have at home.
Let’s talk about presents for travellers! 🎁
We know, it’s not an easy topic. Usually, every real traveller already has what they need. And the less is always more when we are talking about the space in our backpack for the next holiday. Well, it doesn’t really matter, if we want to give some nice gifts to our traveller friend, regardless it is for Thanksgiving, Hanuka, Santa Claus, Christmas, or even Reyes Magos – these articles are for you!
Let’s review our latest travel stories, here comes the list of our best-sellers this month 🌎
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