Merry Christmas from Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Travel Photo Thursday | 11 comments


Welcome to week 353 (12/14/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday and our last link-up for 2017.  We’ll see you all again on January 4, 2018. Wherever you may be and whatever holiday you may be celebrating we wish you the best of the season. MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Most of my holidays over the past 17 years have been spent in warmer climates or (quite often) on airplanes.  There have almost always been beautiful Christmas decorations.


Outside the Emporium in Bangkok

Bangkok, All Decked Out for Christmas 1

Hong Kong knows how “to do” Christmas. This was way back in 2003.


Hong Kong


Hua Hin, Thailand


Hua Hin, Thailand 2011


Christmas shop in the market in Daejeon, Korea. This took me totally by surprise!


Christmas shop in Daejeon, Korea

Downtown Daejeon


Christmas in Downtown Daejeon


Let’s fast forward to 2017 and Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (my new home).


Beautiful handmade wreaths available at the winter farmers market.


Christmas 2017, Nova Scotia

The annual tree lighting in Annapolis Royal.

Christmas 2017, Nova Scotia


This was taken at the Canadian Tire store in Halifax. It wouldn’t be a Christmas without a deer or moose 🙂


Christmas 2017, Nova Scotia


Santa is currently perched across the street from my home. Until I took this photo I thought this was Dr. Seuss 🙂


Christmas 2017, Nova Scotia


Where do you usually spend Christmas? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. You have seen some great holiday decorations over the years. My holiday season is during the summer (southern hemisphere) so I’m quite happy to stay local and enjoy the beach and a few BBQs.

  2. Our family does an every other year thing – we go to the kids one year and they come home to us the next. So for the last 4 years it’s been Colorado and home – but this year we are heading to New York for our kid visit and it’s my first time in NYC at Christmas. So exciting!

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Nancie and all my fellow bloggers here! Beautiful collection of Christmas memories you shared with us – makes me think of Christmas past, present and I can only wonder where you Christmas future might take you!!

  4. Nice Christmas memories! Love the beautiful picture of Christmas in Hong Kong. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you.

  5. I love the photo taken in Nova Scotia. We live in Sydney Australia. It is always hot on Christmas Day and this year doesn’t look like it will be any different.

  6. We always spend Christmas at home and don’t have a lot of Christmas photos. Our current hometown of Coolum Beach has a huge pine tree decorated with oversize parcels. They must be very sturdy because they stay put and still look good even after storms. Merry Christmas! Your first in your new home!

  7. Hi Nancie, wish you the best during this holiday season and the upcoming year! We try to go out for the season (a city in California or another state) but this year looks like we are going to spend the time home. I am having the last week of the year off so, I hope to fit a short trip in there. Have a great time in your new neighborhood!

  8. Loved this compilation of great Christmas photos and decorations from your various travels and now, in your new home area as well. Hopefully, you’ll have some snow on the ground for a white Christmas which will make your first Christmas in your new home this year even more special. Happy holidays and wishing you a happy 2018 too!

    • Happy New Year Anita. We did have snow and rain in Halifax on the Christmas Day and then a huge wind storm. Since come back to AR we have had nothing but snow and cold. We are having a major storm today, and right now it’s raining. Expected to turn to snow later this evening. There is also a wind warning in effect for tonight. Happy New Year. I hope you have lots of great travel planned for 2018.

  9. Loving your xmas post! Nice to see how everyone else does it. We have some pretty interesting mailbox decorations here in the Western Australian wheatbelt!

    BTW I’ve included a link to my site but having trouble finding Mr Linky at the bottom of your post as suggested?

    • Hi Adrianne. Welcome! The linky is only open for a certain number of days. You may have tried to link after it closed. We’ll be back on January 4th for a new year of Travel Photo Thursday. I hope you’ll join us.

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