Food Finds at the Brussels Christmas Markets

I confess: Even if I thoroughly enjoy shopping for winter trinkets at the Chrismtas markets, I honestly and unequivocally go for the food.  And I’m willing to bet good money that most visitors share the same laser-focused goals as I—to savour the atmosphere that’s thick with holiday fuzzies, and to enjoy a variety of scrumptious food, …

Video: Grand Place Christmas Lights Show

It’s true that when it comes to Christmas markets, most travellers head to Germany and visit its legendary Weihnachtsmarkt. But I recently found a hidden gem in the heart of Belgium’s capital that in my opinion rivals, if not completely trumps, some of Germany’s most popular Christmas markets. There are 2 big reasons why Brussels …

Good food and Gluhwein in the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Starting off the Christmas special with a highlight from last year’s holiday season.  This was first posted in December 2013 right after a weekend trip to Frankfurt.  Hope you’re not too hungry because these food photos will make you want to eat! Having spent all of December last year in Toronto for our civil wedding, …

Wedding and Christmas in Toronto

It has been awfully quiet the past few weeks.  In fact, it’s been exactly one month since my last post.  But I do think I have a very good excuse for it: I got married.  :) We flew to Toronto at the beginning of the month and, on a bright and sunny morning, celebrated a …

Easy Holiday Décor

Exactly one month to go until Christmas! Growing up in the Philippines, I have been used to counting down to Christmas the moment September comes.  Filipinos dub the months of September through December as the ber months—a four-month lead up to the most wonderful time of the year.  Radio stations start playing Christmas carols, malls …