Here are the pictures of Christmas I didn't share in our Christmas Advent Calendar Count - Down
|Our little Christmas tree in our Neukoelln flat|
|Treats - chocolate covered pretzels and gummi bears|
|Christmas Meal - Surf & Turf|
Yeah, it was gorgeous. But looking at these pictures also makes me a little sad. It's another Christmas away from home and we miss our friends, family, and city oh so much. And to make matters worse, today is my mum's birthday. The most wonderful, supportive, funny and all around awesome mum I could ever have - it's the hardest thing about being away.
Conducting the Expat Interviews for BlogExpat is one of my favorite parts of the job and offers enlightenment into what other expats are missing. Among my favorites:
- Mexican Food (yes - we're not the only ones!)
- Decent supermarkets with a selection of mustard (lady in Doha)
- Reliable Postal Service
- Chicken wings
- Good Chocolate
- Jon Stewart
- Convenience (all Americans seem to mention a verison of this)
- Speedy Internet
- American/South African/Dutch/British Humor
But far and away, what absolutely everyone mentions - their Friends & Family. I don't know how people expated before skype, e-mail, and Facebook. It sounds like an eleborate form of self-torture.