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Christmas Kandy


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Meidän perheen joulu Kandyssa piti sisällään jotain vanhaa, jotain uutta, jotain lainattua ja jotain sinistä!

Our Christmas in Kandy included something new, something old, something borrowed, and something blue.

Many restaurants have colourfully decorated Christmas trees, which have kept Eero entertained through several dinners

Many restaurants have colourfully decorated Christmas trees, which have kept Eero entertained through several dinners

Light Christmas rain on Kandy lake

Light Christmas rain on Kandy lake

Our Christmas walk took us to the atmospheric Garrison cemetery. 20-year-old George Baxter Wilson died in Kitoolamoola in 1865 from "remittent fever".

Our Christmas walk took us to the atmospheric Garrison cemetery. 20-year-old George Baxter Wilson died in Kitoolamoola in 1865 from “remittent fever”.

RIP James and Willhelm

RIP James and Willhelm

Most of the headstones are for young adults and infants

Most of the headstones are for young adults and infants

Chef Mikko's Christmas Dinner: pumpkin with spicy cashews, brinjal curry, prawns, seer wish, and red rice

Chef Mikko’s Christmas Dinner: pumpkin with spicy cashews, brinjal curry, prawns, seer fish, and red rice

Christmas night called for a game of carrom. Ever since spotting the game through the bus window years ago, we've wanted to give it a go but haven't been able before. Great fun!

Christmas eve called for a game of carrom. Ever since spotting the game through the bus window years ago, we’ve wanted to give it a go but haven’t had the chance before. Great fun, we’ll have to get a carrom board home, too!

You can get decent Australian, South African and South American wines from the "wine shops". At this hour, the elves look quite tired.

You can get decent Australian, South African and South American wines from the “wine shops”. At this hour, the elves look quite tired.

Christmas day breakfast: rice porridge made with coconut milk, fresh fruit & juice, toast with pineapple marmelade

Christmas day breakfast: rice porridge made with coconut milk, fresh fruit & juice, toast with pineapple marmelade

Santa had left something in the stocking: wooden animals for Eero and antique keys for Maiju and Mikko

Santa had left something in the stocking: wooden animals for Eero and antique keys for Maiju and Mikko

Yul log by the Bake House. To be honest, it looks better than tastes.

Yule log by the Bake House. To be honest, it looked better than tasted.

At around three euros, the log was good value considering the amusement and photo opportunities it provided

At around three euros, the log was good value considering the amusement and photo opportunities it provided

Sinivuorten yö / Blue Christmas Night

Sinivuorten yö / Blue Christmas Night

Power was out on Boxing Day morning but these guys were already fixing it

Power was out on Boxing Day morning but these guys were already fixing it

Rains have caused landslides around Kandy

Rains have caused landslides around Kandy

Our Boxing Day stroll took us to the river at the bottom of our hill. Quite a lot more water than two weeks ago when we first arrived here.

Our Boxing Day stroll took us to the river at the bottom of our hill. Quite a lot more water than two weeks ago when we first arrived here.

A lot of locals were also admiring the river at its impressive after-the-rains state

A lot of locals were also admiring the river at its impressive after-the-rains state

Santa's footprints in the sno..., err, pavement

Santa’s footprints in the sno…, err, pavement

We live in the yellow house

We live in the yellow house up the hill