My First Taste of Christmas at McDonald’s in Geneva by Dr Gulara Vincent | Day 6 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 6 | Advent Calendar My First Taste of Christmas at McDonald’s in Geneva by Dr Gulara Vincent ‘Let’s go to Geneva for Christmas,’ my friend said. It was late autumn 2004 and we were taking French classes. As our vocabulary was expanding, my friend had a bright idea of putting that knowledge into practice. … Continue reading My First Taste of Christmas at McDonald’s in Geneva by Dr Gulara Vincent | Day 6 | Advent Calendar 2016

Discovering Traditions: Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr Gulara Vincent

The 21st of March marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. Today, I am happy to welcome back Gulara Vincent for this lovely guest contribution to Discovering Traditions, you can find her previous guest post here, and an overview of this blog's guest posts here. Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr … Continue reading Discovering Traditions: Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr Gulara Vincent

Discovering Traditions: New Year’s Eve Celebration Soviet Style by Dr Gulara Vincent

At the last day of this year 2015 I would like to welcome back Dr Gulara Vincent with the inurgal post for the Discovering Traditions guest series. You can find her first guest post on my blog here. New Year’s Eve Celebration Soviet Style by Dr Gulara Vincent As a child, I used to love … Continue reading Discovering Traditions: New Year’s Eve Celebration Soviet Style by Dr Gulara Vincent

Advent Calendar Day 2: My First Christmas at the Age of 31 by Dr Gulara Vincent

My First Christmas at the Age of 31 by Dr Gulara Vincent As I stood by the door waiting for the train to stop, a large backpack pulled my right shoulder down. I wondered whether my host was already at the train station. I was invited to spend Christmas with E’s family. She was one … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 2: My First Christmas at the Age of 31 by Dr Gulara Vincent