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Christmas cheer in Europe: A Photo Diary

Two weeks ago one of my best friends and I jetted off to Brussels and Cologne to visit the famous Christmas markets. We fell in love. 

Christmas in Europe is magical. See why in this collection of festive photos.

I’m not sure I can ever visit either of these cities again simply because the Christmas cheer was contagious throughout both. I don’t think the same charm and allure would be present outside of the Christmas months. The lust I have for both of these cities is similar to the butterflies you feel on the first and second date with someone. By the tenth date, those butterflies start to subside and I think this would happen if I visited these cities outside of the Christmas season. 

Christmas in Europe is magical. See why in this collection of festive photos.

Both cities have markets gushing with various homemade goodies and treats and we drank and ate our weight in mulled wine, pretzels, beer, and candied nuts. More on each of these cities in future blogs, but for now enjoy the pictures! Hopefully it will convince you that visiting Europe during the Christmas season is one of the best times to visit this region of the world. 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Boots not Roots family! Maybe next year we’ll see you in beautiful Europe to experience the amazing Christmas markets. 

Happy Trekking!

– Boots not Roots

Christmas in Europe is magical. See why in this collection of festive photos.

 

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  • Gorgeous pictures and you seem to have had a lot of fun exploring the Christmas markets! I love them too! 🙂

  • Lovely photos. I went to Brussels for the markets a couple of years back and Cologne this year. Also felt exactly the same about the cities – it’s probably best to go at this time of year. Whilst I loved Cologne, the markets were the reason why. I’m not sure I’d want to visit again at another time of year.

  • These photos make me sooo hungry! for chocolate! and it’s breakfast time! The Christmas markets are really one of the best part about the season in Europe. It puts everyone in a wonderful mood. I want to visit Brussels so badly and your photos just amplify that!

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