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Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 3)

Here is the third and final part of my Christmas series of posts. Of course, the focus now is on the last and most important days of the period: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Make sure that you have read the previous two parts. Hope you’ve enjoyed the series!

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Malta Rambles, Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture

Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this short series of posts about Christmas customs in my native country (Malta) compared to my boyfriend’s country of origin (Sweden).

I’d like to thank all the people who commented and +1’d my previous post on Google+. Make sure you read it before jumping to today’s post.

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Malta Rambles, Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture

Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 1)

Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend Matt, not only did I learn more about Swedish customs (which vary to an extent from what I am used to), but I have also learned to adapt better to the Christmas period by taking what I like from rituals in order to create our personal Christmas tradition in our new home.

After researching a bit on the Internet to back up my writing, I have realised that there is way too much information about Christmas from both cultures. Therefore, I feel forced to divide my material into at least three posts, hopefully posting each of them once a week up till Christmas.

This first post is about…

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Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture, Travel Diaries

Sweden, My Love: leaving my second home

Here I am writing about my impressions on my first trip to Sweden with my boyfriend Matt, which occurred between end of February and beginning of March 2015. We stayed in the county of Skåne (Scania): Malmö, Skurup and the surroundings; while also visiting Copenhagen in Denmark.

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Day 10 – Departure

My last hours in Skurup were as sombre as the sky.

In the backseat of our hostess’s car, still groggy with sleep, I stared hard for the last time at the green fields contoured with trees. After 10 days, this scenery should have become boring but in reality I wasn’t yet tired of it. I wanted to take it in as much as I could because I knew I wouldn’t find its exact replica back in Malta.

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Leaving cloudy Skurup

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