A couple of years ago I spent my Christmas break in Oman, a Country in the Arab Peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia, the UA and Yemen. I toured a lot the east and south east of the Country starting from the capital city, Muscat, passing by the former capital, Nizwa, down to the sand desert close to the village of Bidiyah, and I spent the night in the desert.
If you want to reach the highest tips of the Alps you must go to Italy (although the location of the highest cliff of Mount Blanc is still an open controversy between Italy and France): Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and the Pink Mount are all in Italy, (although they are accessible also from France and Swizterland)
The reason why the Dante's Inferno is so successful is the ability of the author to depict in such an imaginative way the punishements that await the sinful people in hell, in such a way to impact, still today, on the collective imagination of us all. There is no representation of heall, in the arts, in movies or theatre shows which doesn't make reference to Dante's Inferno
Lentils are a symbol to the Italians. Legend has it that if you eat lentils on New Year's Eve, at midnight, the next year will be happier, you will be lucky and you will get more money than the previous year.
These three items must be included in each of our Christmas-time meal because Christmas has a specific taste to us which is that of Pandoro, Panettone and Tangerines.
Now that vaccines are available and gradually all of us will have the chance to get protected from the virus (and to protect all those around us), travel restrictions will be lifted, one by one, by Countries worldwide based on the volume of the vaccinated percetage of population, thus travelling will become safe and possible again.
I used to be on travel every Christmas break for the past 25 years of my life. In 2020, I will spend the whole season at home, thus I scheduled some good readings. While doing that, before buying new books, I re-explored my own home library to check if there still was some unread book and I bumped into 2 books I read a while ago and which helped me focusing on some issues that also impacted on my "travel destination" choice making process.