Some travellers love Christmas
You can see all the ‘A Travellers Christmas’ posts here.
Although neither Jason nor I live in our hometowns any more and we often don’t get ‘home’ for Christmas every year, the year we were travelling was the first year that we also weren’t in our home country for Christmas.
We were in Thailand; just about as far away from the North Pole you can get. And I loved it.
No freezing temperatures, no snow, no Jingle Bells in the middle of November, no harried shopping in overstuffed malls. Just some simple lights and braided palm fronds as decorations, barbecued seafood for dinner, and the hotel staff wearing Santa hats with huge smiles on their faces reminding me that Christmas is about relaxing and having fun no matter where in the world you are.
A Christmas distilled down to its essential elements; love, peace, and joy.
That is what I wish for each of you this Christmas Day. The company of those who you love most, the knowledge that if you can’t be with them that they miss you as much as you miss them, and the simple joys of the season.