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The Top 5 Christmas Cities in the World

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, so plan for an unforgettable family vacation to holiday-centric destinations across the world. From the famous holiday bonanza of New York to Germany’s Christmas markets, we’ve rounded up the world’s most festive cities to spend the holiday season.

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  1. Reykjavik, Iceland

It’s impossible not to feel the Yuletide spirit when you visit Iceland in December. The city goes festive for Christmas from the end of November onwards. The celebration begins with the lighting of the town’s giant Christmas tree at Austurvӧllur square and includes holiday spectacles like the Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður town, which opens a chockfull of shops and boutiques selling traditional foods and holiday gifts.

  1. Vienna, Austria

Vienna turns all shiny and shimmery as the holiday season approaches. Twinkling Christmas lights adore every imaginable building and tree, while the city’s signature markets come to life with each of them selling hand-crafted souvenirs and gifts. Spend time with the family by going ice skating at the famed ice rink of Rathausplatz plaza, set right in front of the town’s beautiful town hall bedecked in vibrant strings of Christmas lights.

  1. Nuremberg, Germany

The sprawling Christmas markets of Europe continuously grow in popularity among globetrotters, but Nuremberg Christmas Market is hands down the most epic among all of them. Hundreds of vendors flock into Hauptmarkt Square to sell traditional items, from gingerbread and mulled wine to Christmas ornaments, gifts and jewelleries. Bring the family and be among the two million visitors that tour the market each year. Check out the stores for gift ideas and let the kids have fun at the children’s rides, which includes carousel, Ferris wheel and steam train.

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  1. Taos, New Mexico

For a unique and amazing Christmas vacation, set a visit to Taos. The town’s Hispanic and Native American influences will bring multi-cultural twist to your holiday season with interesting activities like the lighting of Ledoux Street—when the street’s shops, studios, museums and galleries offer food and drink, bonfires and music to passersby—and the Taos’ Christmas tree lighting, which takes place at the end of November and is celebrated by singing Christmas carols and the arrival of Santa Claus in a fire truck.

  1. New York, USA

For Americans, the beginning of the Yuletide season is synonymous with the Christmas tree lighting in Rockfeller Center Plaza, New York’s veritable Christmas hub. Bring the family to the plaza, where you and the kids can go ice skating or simply bask in the glorious view of the enormous Christmas tree, adorned with over 30,000 bulbs of LED light.

December is a wonderful time to travel (as long as you don’t choose to travel on Christmas eve, which is one of the worst days to travel). Whether you’re flying with friends or family—or even alone—your options are limitless. Other than those mentioned, there’s a whole bunch of places you can visit to make this year’s Christmas extraordinary.

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Peculiar Eating Habits of Rich People

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They say that we are what we eat. That is somehow true. If you eat healthy, it will manifest in your body and your mental disposition. If you do not eat healthy, it will mirror your productivity and eventually in your relationship. With this, it is crucial that you eat healthy to have a healthy positive outlook in life.

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Apart from being healthy, you also want to be rich and famous. Rich people are also defined by what they eat but sometimes, they too have these peculiar eating habits. Rich people are also normal humans so they have strange eating habits but all their habits made them into what they are now.

To find inspiration, it would benefit you if you know some peculiar eating habits of rich people. Here are some:

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook has vowed to eat healthy now but in 2011, he has this peculiar eating habit. He admitted that he only eat meat that he personally slaughtered. It was reported that during that year, he personally cooked a pig and killed it himself. You did not read about it in his posts though.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is more than a household icon. She is in fact one of the most powerful woman in the world. She was obsessed with potatoes. Note that she was obsessed. However in the recent years, she made it a point to eat and be satisfied with few potato chips in her goal to be healthy.

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Bill Gates

For many years, Bill Gates is considered the richest man in the world and guess what he is addicted to? He is addicted to diet coke actually. He admitted that in one day, he can drink at least three or four cans of diet coke. Maybe coke is his energizer that shook the world.

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is also one of the richest men in the world. For breakfast, he eats ice cream and in between meals Coca-Colas and French fries. He should eat healthy but he does not care. He found out that six year olds have this diet and they have the lowest mortality rate. He figured he can also eat like them.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon. Apparently he has no peculiar eating habit only that he wakes up early and eat a hearty and healthy meal with his wife and four children. This routine doesn’t need an alarm clock and maybe his leisure eating made him so successful.

Who knows that rich people here in Singapore eat. Whether it is peculiar or not, the important thing is having fun while eating.

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