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First Christmas away from the USA...strange..

Travel Forums General Talk First Christmas away from the USA...strange..

1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 7y

Wow. In my short 21 years on this planet this year will be the first time I will be outside the US for Christmas. No malls... no charlie brown, eggnog*sniff*sniff*...
It's funny being away from things that you have so grown accustomed to. It feels like summer...

anyone else felt this way?


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 7y

I know how you feel - I'm used to it being cold around Christmas, so being in a hot climate at this time of year is always strange for me. I don't like cold weather but I really wish I was back home in Manchester at the moment for the great Christmas markets!

I started a similar thread last year.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Dec-2009, at 21:03 by bex76 ]

3. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 7y


yeah... I forgot to mention how much I miss snow. I just love the freezing cold. And now I am roasting. ugh!

but a new travel experience is always cool.


4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

I still can't get used to Christmas being in the summer, as I said on this thread last year.

Quoting bex76

I started a similar thread last year.

Saying that, I do prefer new years in the summer!

5. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 7y

well, there will come a time when the things that we used to do for certain things cannot happen anymore. for example, for this Christmas, I wont be able to go to the annual dinner/reunion our family and relatives will have. well, it is sad but we have to get through with it for various reasons.

6. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

I've never spent christmas away from Philly, but I did spend Thanksgiving in wellington, nz. It was weird, no pie, no turkey, no stuffing. Me and a few other americans got together and cooked, but, it just wasn't the same.