Have you ever had one of those “Pinch Me” moments while traveling, where you just can’t actually believe that something is happening or that you are actually getting to experience something? If you haven’t yet, just wait. You’ll get there. Mine came in the form of going to a show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Since I couldn’t make it to London to see it in all it’s Christmas glory this year, I enlisted Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi to show you around. I’m over on Emma’s blog today, so be sure to head over and say hi to her as well.
London at Christmas really is something special. The night as they pull in early only serve as a beautiful tableau for the array of Christmas Lights strung from pillar to post, pine bough covered store fronts, carollers echoing on train station platforms and the smell of mulled wine seductively wafting from open pub doors full of chatter.
I loves it.
Manchester wins at Christmas. For 6 weeks you can visit the Manchester Christmas Market, which actually a string of markets located in over 9 different places around the city center. This was great as on a Saturday when we went, there was room to walk around and take time to look at stalls. The main market in Albert Sqaure can get quite busy as it’s the most enclosed and a more traditional German market full of food stalls, Gluwein stalls, and of course ornaments and other crafts.
Last year we headed to Scarborough as I’ve wanted to go absolutely ages. Our first stop (and main objective for the day) was Scarborough Castle, up on top of a huge hill. Now, if you are expecting a grand building, this one is not for you as it is literally a bit of the castle walls and a tower. If it’s the views that you are wanting, you can’t get much better.