Merry Christmas. The climate here doesn’t feel too Christmas-y but the funny thing is it’s closer to the real thing, eh? Watched the TV coverage from Bethlehem, and went to the Swedish-owned restaurant that had a Julbord. Oddly, for dinner we ate at KFC (we can't get the Colonel in Stockholm. Merry Xmas, indeed!)
We’ve been answering the question “Where are you from?” with “Sweden” becuase it’s true, and because it just seems easier than dealing with however they may feel about America. Not that most people here can tell, as many of the shop barkers (touts, in our guidebook) are yelling “Finland!” hopefully at us.
|Arabic Santa (stuffed with pillows) and a very happy Russian sunbather|