Spending the Holidays Abroad and Making New Traditions

Christmas Markets in Germany
The town center of Dortmund, Germany decorated for the holidays. Photo Credit: enjoyfestivals.com

You don’t realize what a soul-warming gift it is to spend the holidays with your family until you’re living abroad and spending them for the first time alone. In August, I moved to Dortmund, Germany to train and perform with the Dortmund Ballet Company. Dortmund is a West German city located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia and has about half a million inhabitants, a big change to living in my hometown of Toronto, Canada.

Spending the holidays abroad on my own has been quite the change for me and has given me some perspective on what I value most; being surrounded by friends and family. Luckily, Germany turns into one big festive country around the holidays and I’ve made some great friends to experience it with. Read more “Spending the Holidays Abroad and Making New Traditions”