Saturday, December 25, 2010

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten

We woke up on this Christmas morning in Puerto Montt, capital of the Lake Region, in Chile - about 41 S. As you would guess by the latitude, there was no snow for snow angels and the Christmas tree by the harbour is more like a ship´s mast than a conifer. Appropriate, however, given that Puerto Montt is one of Chile´s more important harbours.

The other huge difference is that we are far from our family and friends (indeed, this is the first time in my 50 years that I have not been in Ottawa for Christmas -- I hope that there are some of my mom´s awesome shortbread cookies left for when we get back : )

Despite the distance, I hope that our wishes for a warm and memorable Christmas and our good vibes find you all as you make merry.

Bunches of love,

Jan and Inga
P.S. Santa managed to find us!

Christmas Eve dinner ... with Casillero del Diablo´s
Cab Sauv and yummy home-made stir fry with barley!


  1. Jan and Inga,
    Merry Christmas to you in warm Chile. Great news on the wrist. We hope the rest of the trip is magical. Enjoy the rest of your adventure. We can't wait to see all the pics and hear about it all!
    Love, Julie, Paul, Alex and Caroline

  2. Niiiiice! (that was Jan´s exclamation just now reading your note)
    Now onto Jan.

    What a delightful Christmas gift to receive your warm wishes. Saying Merry Christmas to you has been part of my life for a very long time (lucky me!)

    I will be glad to show you all 6,000 pictures (that way you will have to stay longer ;)

    Love from me,