Two weeks ago I moved to Lapland to be one of Santa’s little helpers in the village of Karesuando/Karesuvanto which is on the Sweden/Finland border within the arctic circle. The picture perfect church by the river in Karesuando is the church you see in the Coca Cola advert. The temperature at the moment is unseasonably high for this time of year, averaging around -6, but this is still enough for the river dividing Finland and Sweden to freeze and it’s cold enough to experience the hairs in your nose freezing as you breathe in!
This time last month I was wandering the beautiful winding streets of Prague’s old town. The old town is incredibly beautiful and I’ve never been anywhere quite like it. The small shops and seemingly permanent market stalls in the old town reminded me of Christmas markets with the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon in the air. The cinnamon rolls served in many market stalls were incredible and definitely my favourite find, particularly the ones served with a coating of Nutella in the centre.