Holidays Far Away

18 12 2010

Getting into the holiday spirit can be a challenge when living abroad.  Particularly if you’re living in a place that doesn’t celebrate Christmas.  And even more so if you’re in a place that hasn’t been taken over by such overt consumerism that Christmas vomits itself all over you sometime in mid-November and then holds on tight for the next eight weeks.


Bishkek is such a place.  However, they do decorate for New Years, and the decorations are just what you would expect in the States for Christmas.  There are just a lot fewer of them.  But the main square is well done up, giant tree and all.



We’re hosting an expat’s Christmas at our apartment on Christmas Day, and I’ve been frantically downloading Christmas music in preparation.  I think I’m even going to try to make homemade egg nog.  Huzzah!




One response

19 12 2010

Hope humble care package arrives in time for your Christmas Day foray! Love and miss you.

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