December 25, 2009
I love being home for the holidays ... but I also have fond memories of Christmas on the road. There is something magical about celebrating a familiar holiday in a foreign land.
In New Zealand I was taken in by an Anglican Vicar and his family. Kat and I organized a Christmas party of world travelers in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I'll never forget falling to sleep on Christmas Eve to the grunts and snortings of camels in India. But the most unique and possibly my favorite Christmas was in Remedios, Cuba.
Here's the piece that originally ran on public radio station KUOW in Seattle.
What is your favorite holiday story from the road? Most exotic locale?
Whether you are pedaling somewhere exotic surrounded by palm trees or housebound surrounded by snow ... here's wishing you the happiest of holidays!
Photo and audio by Willie Weir
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His latest book Travels with Willie: Adventure Cyclist will inspire you to hit the road and just might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at http://yellowtentadventures.com.