Happy Saint Nicholas!

I hope you were good kids this year, dear people, and that this morning you discovered sweets and treats from Santa’s cousin 🙂

In Romania, the tradition is that children clean up their winter boots the night before St Nicholas and carefully place them close to the door. If they behaved the year before, they will find chocolate, candy and any little toys that could fit in the boots. Unlike Santa, Saint Nicholas (Moș Nicolae) is never seen by kids. They have to be asleep when he comes at night.

It’s the first year that I am not close to my sister on the holidays. Sorry, sis. I hope that the short visit in London and the great time while sightseeing was a wonderful present of itself. The joy should last till Christmas Eve when we will meet again. Can’t wait!

Meanwhile in Tallinn, the third ESN trip to Lapland is about to begin. It will surely be the coldest of them all. The weather forecast showes -24 Celsius, so hang on to those gloves as we will cross the Arctic Circle. First we’ll take the ferry to Helsinki and then the bus for a many-hour trip to Rovaniemi. I hope that the sky will be clear so that I could see the magical Aurora Borealis.To avoid further confusion, yes, I will see Santa, so tell me what you want for Christmas and maybe I can put in a good word for you.

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