Christmas tree

munich, germany

munich, germany

Over Christmas and New Year's, we took two weeks off to travel around Europe, visiting some cities and countries we'd never been to before.  We started by flying into Munich around dinnertime on Friday, December 22nd (we had school that morning!), taking the Lufthansa bus to the city center (I found that buying round-trip tickets for the bus was cheaper than taking the S-Bahn), checking into our hotel, bundling up, and heading straight for the Christmas markets.

madrid at christmastime 2015

madrid at christmastime 2015

Though we won't get to experience Christmas in Madrid or on Día de los Reyes Magos (Day of the Epiphany, or the day that the three kings apparently arrived in Bethlehem), the day that most Spanish people celebrate even more than Christmas, on January 6, we still got a taste (both literally and figuratively) for how Christmas is celebrated in the capital of Spain.  Take a look, and I'll do my best to explain...