Slowly a thick cloud of mist creeps over the roofs below; seemingly impenetrable. The sky is dark, but a bright line of light struggles for its life at the horizon. I step outside. I hear the thin crust of ice crack under my weight as I take my first step. I pull my scarf tighter to my face, slip into my mittens. Frozen blades of grass break underneath my feet. The sky is brighter now; the lawn before me sparkles in the rising light. Everything is silent. I look up to the sky now. I can smell it, it’s coming. Snow’s coming.

dailytravelette december

After the first days of waking up to a frost-covered landscape, sliding down an icy hill on my way to school, below zero temperatures, I can nothing but accept the fact, that winter is closing in. Luckily, that means that I get to walk streets filled with sparkling Christmas lights, to munch sweets all day long, and enjoy a hot cup of mulled wine. The holidays are around the corner and so we thought it is the perfect time for a new Instagram Challenge.

december challenge

As usual, all you have to do is upload a photo to your instagram each day according to the challenge of the day and share it with the other travelettes by hashtagging it #dailytravelette. Let’s run Christmas spirit high this year and share lovely photos!
Whether you’re in Finland or in New Zealand, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or something else, December is the month to sit back and enjoy the festive atmosphere around you. In case you’re not already following us on Instagram look us up at @travelettes and see how we do on our own challenge.

Let us be part of it and take us through your month!

This is a post by Kathi Kamleitner.

Kathi Kamleitner was a regular contributor at Travelettes from 2013 to 2019. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she packed her backpack to travel the world and lived in Denmark, Iceland and Berlin, before settling in Glasgow, Scotland. Kathi is always preparing her next trip – documenting her every step with her camera, pen and phone.

In 2016, Kathi founded Scotland travel blog to share her love for her new home, hiking in the Scottish Highlands, island hopping and vegan food. Follow her adventures on Instagram @watchmesee!