Thursday, 24 December 2009

It's the time to be jolly - and to bring you up-to-date!


It's the time to be jolly and besides, an update is long overdue. Thanks to all who left comments on my last entry about Argentina and also thanks for all the good wishes for my holiday there.

I am finally back in Holland and slowly going back on Dutch-mode, as my friend Agnes told me the other day!

My two months in Argentina were just wonderful. I spent a lot of time with family and dear ones, receiving their love and care ... and their delicious food as well, as my 5 or 6 kg. overweight can attest to! But oh.... well! It was so much worth it!

Our roadtrip to the north of Argentina was the best trip I've ever taken so far. We had a couple of days of unbearable heat - up to 49°C while we were in San Miguel de Tucumán - but the landscapes and the experience were truly unforgettable! I will be soon showing you photos and sharing with you some of our adventures visiting three Argentinean provinces: Tucumán, Salta and Catamarca.

Also, I will soon be replying to the comments, questions and queries that you were so kind to post on my last blog entry,Imagining Argentina. I read them all while I was still there and I would have liked to have enough time to post new blog entries or to visit other blogs, only that time was scarce and all the holiday fun was waiting ...

Finally, I would like to wish you and your loved ones Peace and Prosperity and I hope you enjoy Christmas holiday how you wish and with whom you wish!

Merry Christmas!

11 comments:

A g g i e Lap said...

Welcome back, Aledys! Looking forward to the upcoming posts on your road trip back home. Unbelievable, this heat while you were there!!! In the meantime, as to here, stay warm and enjoy tonight! I'll be home eating lobsters and brownies, I'm preparing at this very moment, tonight and tomorrow :)) Peace & love for this season greetings, my friend!

Presépio no Canal said...

Dear Aledys,

WELKOME BACK!

So good to hear you again!!

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! :0)

With JOY, HOPE, HEALTH, LOVE AND PEACE!

Wishing you ALL THE BEST!

Sandra

buday said...

You're back, yey! Can't wait for the online "tour" of Argentina. A Blessed Christmas to you.

oranjeflamingo said...

Welcome back! It's great to have you back and posting! I'm glad you had such a good time and can't wait to hear more about it. In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Rebecca said...

Oh, Aledys! I can't wait to hear all about your wonderful trip 'home'--I'm staying tuned for all the photos you promised!

Aledys Ver said...

@Aggie,
Thanks a lot!!
Yes, the heat was unbelievable! But it was not normal for that time of the year, really. There had been a terrible drought throughout the country and the weather was crazy. I've never drank so much water in my entire life! It was truly unbearable! But it was worth the effort for the places are amazing.
Thanks for stopping by!

@Sandra,
Merry Christmas to you, too, my friend! And thanks for visiting my blog!

@buday,
Thanks a lot! And yes, you'll get to see the places I had a chance to visit while on holiday. Stay tuned ;o)

@orangeflamingo,
A Merry Christmas to you as well!! Thanks for stopping by to say "hi" :o)

@Rebecca,
Yes, stay tuned to see all the photos!! I have to catch up with your blog to read about your new home!! And all the food....!! :o)
Cheers!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Fijne kerstdagen, Aledys! Wishing you and yours many blessings of the season. :-)

PS Glad you had a good time. I think I'm packing on the kilos here in Texas as well... and I've only been here three days. LOL

Mimi said...

Gracias por tu amistad virtual !!!
Te deseo que tengas unas Felices Fiestas y que el Año Nuevo te traiga todo lo bueno que mereces !!!

Besos

Mimi

Droomvla said...

Nice seeing you back again! We sure did miss you!!! :)

Looking forward to seeing your future posts about the places you visited during your last visit to Argentina. Besito.

Anita said...

Yeah, a colleague of mine has been recently in Brazil and it was 46 in the north zone of Rio. I always think about people in prisons, babies, and the old people... They suffer the most. Well, welcome back to your second home and I wish you nice festivities. 2009 was - somehow - a special year for me.

Aledys Ver said...

@JaPRA,
Enjoy your stay in Texas, and eat "lekker" while you can!
Thanks a lot for your wishes and for stopping by!

@Mimí,
Muchas felicidades para tí también y espero que sigamos visitándonos virtualmente en el 2010!
Besos.

@Droomvla,
Thanks!!!!
The photos of my trip are coming soon, so stay tuned ;o)

@Anita,
Yes, I remember my friend from Sao Leopoldo telling me that it was very very hot in RGDS as well!
All the best for 2010!!