Here in Colombia, Christmas is celebrated on the 24th (Christmas Eve) instead of Christmas Day itself. My family had a small gathering at our house. True to Colombian form, the party started around 9:30/10:00 pm with the arrival of my host mom's sisters, some of my host dad's cousins and family, and a few neighbors. Derek and Janice also joined in the festivities. My host mom made this amazing drink that was very similar to egg nog and with the music pumping, the drinks flowing, and some amazing food, we went strong until about 5 am on Christmas Day. My family never fails to have a good time when it comes to celebrating holidays. This one was no exception!
|Derek and I with my host dad|
|Host dad passed out after way too much fun (and whiskey...)|
|Myself, Janice, and Derek around 5 am - still going strong!|
While it was a bit difficult to be away from my family this past holiday season, Colombia did it's best to help me feel like I was at home.