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Sunday, 25 December 2005

Christmas Eve Barbecue

Filed under: Personal — Jan @ 20:58

My annual calendar is slightly out of whack. Never thought I’d have a barbecue on Christmas Eve. In my native Belgium, the summer months July and August are the only ones that are warm and dry enough to have plenty of days with the opportunity to barbecue. During those months, barbecueing is all the rage.

There’s no barbecue tradition in Thailand, but it’s getting more popular. The winter months December and January are perfect. No rain, and evening temperatures in the lower 20’s C (70F). After two decades of cold and dark year-ends, these bright sunny days don’t give me the feeling the year is drawing to a close at all. Tomorrow we’re going to the beach!

Christmas is not a holiday in Buddist Thailand. However, in Thailand, any reason is a good reason to party. Where else is New Year celebrated three times a year? More about that in a week.


  1. Go ahead and rub the ‘bright sunny days’ into our heads!! We haven’t had any sunshine here in Michigan, since early November. :-)

    Comment by Sheila Manning — Wednesday, 4 January 2006 @ 5:28

  2. Thai Airways now operates a daily non-stop flight from JFK to Bangkok, so you can fly over any time you need a dose of sunshine!

    Comment by Jan Goyvaerts — Saturday, 7 January 2006 @ 10:04

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