Saint Nicholas’ legend vs Santa Claus…

  Sinterklaas or Nikolaus, San Nicola etc. in European countries is based on the legendary figure of St Nicholas. Born in 271 AD to a rich Greek family in Asia Minor in in the city of Patara (Lycia et Pamphylia), he was very religious from an early age. His parents died by an epidemic while […]

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How to keep it simple during the festive season…

  Many international families use to travel from one family to the other, visit extended family and friends in very short time, trying to “do it right” – or they choose to stay and have family visiting. Especially during this time of the year, cultures tend to collide: everyone wants to celebrate the way he or she was used to, […]

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