Christmas is one of my favorite seasons of the year. It most certainly has to do with the lights, those twinkling bright lights that are hung up for almost a month. They just make everything seem prettier and brighter.
I can’t believe that we’re heading towards mid-April already. Wasn’t all the excitation surrounding Christmas just yesterday, rather than a few months ago?
Maastricht was beautiful at Christmas, but also very modest. Having spent the majority of my Christmases in Beirut, I’ve gotten used to every area, shopping mall, and house trying to outdo one another, and set new personal decorating records. So having things scaled back was a wonderful change.
Of course, I also had my return to Beirut for two weeks to look forward to, so it was very joyous all round.
If you’re like me, and are longing for some reminders of the festive season, here are some pictures I snapped as I was trying to get my gift shopping completed.
1. Christmas Tree at the Christmas Markt
2. Fancy a drink?
3. Shopping malls getting in on the action
4. Craving for Crepes
5. Things coming together
6. Ice skating, only if you’re up for it
7. The best Christmas gift
8. My choice of holiday drink