Friday Lens Affair #55

Gluhwein, Vancouver Christmas Market

Today I’m hosting Adelina Wong from Pack Me To Blog and her photograph of gluhwein! Yes. You heard me right! This week I’m featuring a picture of alcohol. What the heck? Oh, get over yourself :) There is no need to be so proper and serious all the time. Current total winter is a perfect season to get friendly with this little beauty! Show Adelina love on Facebook and Twitter!

Picture Story : Gluhwein 

This past holiday season was the first I spent at home after being in Europe for a couple years. It was nice to be back home with family after being away for so long. But adjusting to life back at home, after a big adventure is tough. There were lots of things that I missed from Europe and life as an expat. I especially missed being able to visit the numerous Christmas Markets throughout Europe in December. Nothing gets you more in the holiday mood than sipping a cup or two of hot and spicy gluhwein. 

Vancouver, in recent years, has hosted a German Christmas Market. Full of delicious foods and crafts. I was pleasantly surprised at how authentic the experience was and even visited a couple of times to get my fill of all things German. From bratwurst to spaetzle. I was in heaven. But the best thing was the copious amounts of gluhwein available. 

On this particular visit, it was very cold by Vancouver standards. But the sun was out and shining making it a great day to visit. The cup of steaming gluhwein was a welcomed drink. Warming me up from the inside out. With a couple of sips, surrounded by all the German-ness of the market, I could almost convince myself that I was back in Europe, living the expat life. 

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18 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #55

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  2. Rhine

    That looks so warming and comfortable. So nice right now!

  3. Molly

    I have always wanted to visit the German Christmas markets. We are in the UK, so it is not that far, just kids and stuff always seem to get in the way

    mollyxxx
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  4. Abdul Razzak

    Superb picture! Thanks for sharing this post.

  5. Cathy Sweeney

    Very photogenic mug of gluhwein. I love the European Christmas markets (been lucky enough to enjoy them the past few years) and gluhwein is a big part of it! I’ve been hearing that Vancouver has a great market. Maybe I’ll hop up there next year.
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  6. It’s been a long time since I’ve celebrated a Canadian Christmas. I’m from Halifax. Have spent the last 13 Christmas in South East Asia, usually on the beach. That Gluhwein looks delicious!
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  7. Ahh… gluhwein. It’s snowing and freezing in New York right now; how I wish I’m sipping it now. Lovely shot.
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  8. Yum! My city just came out of a very cold snap. I could have used this to warm up!
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  9. ciki

    I love bratwurst and spaetzle, but I have to admit, I’ve never tried Gluhwein. Does it taste like Mulled wine??

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