I wish you all a wonderful, relaxing and merry Christmas, no matter as to where you are in this beautiful world of ours! Asians also celebrate Christmas. I am not sure though if it is just commercially or if people really do celebrate it at home as well???? Do you guys know? Anyway here some Christmas pictures from Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh!
Christmas Decoration in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
Here in Saigon they sure know how to decorate the shopping centers!!!! They are very colorful and are playing Christmas carols all day long. This shopping center is in Ho Chi Minh City.
They even have an ice skating platform in one of the Shopping Centers in Ho Chi Minh City…
Also all the Hotel, Cafes and Restaurants are decorated with snowy stars and Christmas trees and play Christmas carols. This is a restaurant in Phnom Penh:
Christmas in Phnom Penh
It is really exciting to celebrate Christmas in Asia this year but also strange as I am used to celebrate Christmas either in Hamburg’s ice cold winter with Christmas Markets and hot cinnamon wine or in Sydney’s summer with BBQ’s, fresh mangos and cherries. And of cause in either location I miss my huge families 🙁
However you will also encounter the Christmas spirit in Phnom Penh Cambodia. They don’t go too crazy with the English Christmas carols as they did in Saigon (thank goodness!) but they do offer a little bit of decorations here and there along the cafes, bars and restaurants 🙂 You encounter an Asian/Western Christmas fusion 🙂
So it sure was an experience to celebrate Christmas without family and friends and just with my husband Savas and in a totally different country!
I wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and hope you are all sharing some amazing and with love prepared Christmas Dishes!