Christmas in Nairobi

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The weather is always great in Nairobi, so being 25 degrees every day makes me forget that it’s almost Christmas time. There are some tell-tale signs though, like the workers in Santa hats at Nakumatt: We live near the Junction Mall, and I saw them set up a Santa corner–but it was only now that I noticed his hours: a … Read More

17. mai

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Norway’s national holiday… is not really a holiday. At 8:00 in the morning, I woke up hearing a band playing the national anthem?! so I looked out the window: the school across the street was full of dressed-up students and their parents (and a marching band), and they were already making their way out to the day’s main attraction–barnetoget. Basically … Read More

’tis the season

posted in: cross-culture, hanoi 0

christmas isn’t traditionally an important holiday, but the commercial aspects are gaining popularity among young people (how trendy). christmas lights everywhere, kitschy decorations… best of all: you can order a santa to come to your house (by motorbike, of course) to personally deliver presents for your kids (with the price varying on the quality of present you want). amusing to … Read More