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montreux, switzerland

montreux, switzerland

I'd been eager to visit Switzerland for a while, and when we found decently priced tickets over a school break at the beginning of December, I didn't care that it would be cold and potentially snowy - we could always return when the grass was greener and the days were longer.  We flew in and out of Geneva and immediately took the train to Lausanne, where we spent our first day and night learning about the Olympics and eating cheese (see more here!).  The train from Lausanne to Montreux is only about thirty minutes, so after dropping our things at our Airbnb and sitting outside to let Danny catch up on a few work things, we set off for the Christmas markets as it was about lunchtime.  

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...