How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller

Christmas Day in Machu Picchu

How to spend Christmas Day as a traveller – Machu Picchu is as good a place as any 😉

Christmas Day was a special time for me when I was younger. Always off school or work, always getting together with the family, always giving and receiving presents. However since I upped and left Northern Ireland a decade ago, my lifestyle of travel has taken over at Christmas. Christmas time for me has seen me visit Hong Kong, Australia, China, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in recent Christmases. Not to mention South Korea and the DMZ, or indeed my time living in England. However long I live I will probably not better my Christmas Day from 2010.

Machu Picchu at Christmas

Feasting my eyes on the marvel of Misty Peek at You/Machu Picchu on Christmas Day 2010

For on Christmas Day, 25th December 2010 I arrived at the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu in Peru. It was a phenomenal moment and a fantastic day. I was aged 30 and this was my best ever Christmas present – arriving at such a wonderful place.

Machu Picchu, PERU

All I want for Christmas is to travel. Relaxing at Machu Picchu in PERU.

I still contact my family and send Christmas Cards. But giving and receiving presents has taken a back stage now. As a traveller the best Christmas present you can get is to travel safely and happily. This year I will be spending Christmas at high altitude again in the Yunnan Province of China.

I’m like a kid at Christmas all over again! All I want for Christmas is to travel!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Don’t Stop Living – a lifestyle of travel by Jonny Blair.

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About Jonny Blair

I'm Jonny Blair, a travelling Northern Irishman. Since leaving my hometown a decade ago I have managed to visit over 100 countries and over 600 towns or cities across all 7 continents. Along the way I have worked in countless jobs! Join my journey on Don't Stop Living - a lifestyle of travel as I provide you with tips and inspiration to live your travel dreams! Safe travels! Follow me on Jonny Blair Google Plus
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