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NERJA by KRISS on 06 january 2016

Usually when Christmas is over, you look forward to new year’s eve and then you know this is winter for good and there are no more celebrations, lights or festivities.
Only dead trees if you live in a cold climate and depression until St Valentine’s day, that is if you have a Valentine.
Sad isn’t it ?

But in Spain, things seem to be different and since the Spanish take any opportunity to make a festivity, the day of the 3 wise men or Magi or los Reyes Mago, is a very important day and if we got this right they are the real deal for the kids, the ones who bring gifts.
In other parts of the latin and Christian world, this day is also celebrated but usually quietly at home with a special brioche cake everyone share on that day.
A little toy is hidden in the cake and the one who finds it (that is if they don’t choke on it) gets to wear the paper crown that comes with the cake.
Cool innit !

Today in Nerja was the eve of that day and they have a special event for that, some kind of carnival procession that includes disguised folks dancing and playing music in the streets.
The whole thing finishing with fireworks.

I must admit that our bodies have got accustomed to warm weathers and that anything below 25°C seems bloody freezing to us right now.
When we left Florida, my new year’s eve resolution was to be brave and keep wearing shorts and flip flops in Nerja this winter (as some Irish, Scots and Brits do)…I have disappointed on that one sorry !

So when the procession started I was actually siting in our hotel room the 5 of us share writing posts for this blog right under the air conditioning set at its maximum 30°C heat (I should be ashamed of myself).
But the sound of the fiesta carried me away and I decided to take a camera (the D4s) with the 70-200mm on it and go into the now slightly raining streets.
I managed what I could to report on this blog and even later braved the weather again on the roof of the hotel to take a few crappy shots at the little fireworks !

Anyways, this lifted up our spirits a bit since today didn’t bring us any more news house hunting wise and since tomorrow is a national bank holiday, not much should happen ! Running our errands today we bumped into a few familiar faces again (including our previous neighbors who have been following our adventures on this blog - thanks guys !) and Kate and I realized we were feeling good for now in this place.
This helps a lot with the homesickness we all feel for Florida and yet another level of « dealing with living in close proximity ».

#spain #travels #threewisemen #magi #losreyesmago #christmas

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