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In May of this year, my girlfriend Linda and I got married.The wedding took place in Sweden, where we’re both from. We kept it close so it was easy for friends and family to travel there – but when it came to planning the honeymoon, we decided to go in the opposite direction. Delaying it from summer to winter, the idea was to get away for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

We’ve decided to visit Mexico over the break. It’ll be the first time that we go away during the holidays, and instead of snowy Sweden we’ll find ourselves on a sun-drenched Tulum beach. I wanted the honeymoon destination to be far away, and if you want to spend the holidays somewhere hot you need to put some distance between yourself and Europe. Mexico was an obvious choice: it’s on the other side of the Atlantic, it’s hot and they have a great food culture. I’m a simple man, I’m not asking for much more. But there’s no doubt it’ll be an odd experience. I’m not sure we’ll go away for Christmas again any time soon so I want to enjoy as much of the Mexican traditions as possible.

"Linda and I will lie on a beach drinking cocktails with umbrellas and celebrate Christmas with an extra taco sliders, hopefully achieving my infamous “less pale than normal” tan."

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But there will be some Scandi behaviour too, for sure.We’ll sing carols on the beach; scare the locals with tales of bizarre Swedish Christmas dishes.We’ll miss the obligatory Disney medley on Christmas Eve, my brother won’t dress up as Santa to impress my two nephews and there will be no traditional ham and “julmust”, the Swedish Christmas soda. Instead, Linda and I will lie on a beach drinking cocktails with umbrellas and celebrate Christmas with an extra taco slider, hopefully achieving my infamous “less pale than normal” tan.

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