“Beldi! Beldi!”, the vendor repeated while showing us the oranges. “It means it’s good for you”, my mom’s incomplete explanation.
I also felt inspired to do my part in the fight against climate change and have recently tried to switch to a Mediterranean diet
One of my favourites was our day hike from Fira to Oía and back. Here was how that day-hike went
But I didn’t just close my eyes and listen that morning, I also took the time to observe and notice details I missed the previous days.
On my last day in Fira, while taking a walk alone through its streets early in the morning, I decided to write down everything I was experiencing and what I was feeling right in the moment. Here is what came of it.
As soon as the big feast, ceremony and fireworks on Lunar New Year’s eve end, people usually go to bed so they may wake up early the next day for a few other Tết rituals.
I’ll be listing as many traditions and folk tales linked to Tết as I can remember so this is going to be a long blog post but I hope this can give you an idea of Vietnamese traditions and culture.
Although the Vietnamese community in Canada celebrates Tết, the atmosphere just isn’t the same as it is back home, so I thought I could share with you how I remember Tết as a kid.
Canada celebrates Thanksgiving a month before the States because being further up north, harvest season ends a bit earlier.
It’s always good to come back every now and then, see the things that have been there since you’re a kid still remain the same and see new things pop-up, especially street food restaurants.