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Monday, December 13, 2004

Christmas Market

The Christmas Market ended a couple of days ago. There were around 100 stalls if I am not mistaken, spread out around the church courtyard (as per tradition); selling things as varied as food and drink to crystals to pashminas to hardware tools.




It came complete with a merry-go-round:



Gl├╝hwein, or mulled wine, or glow wine (the literal translation). Made by boiling red wine with herbs such as cinnamon and star anise and berries. Traditional Christmas alcoholic drink (I had once tried an non-alcoholic version that used orange juice):


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