This was my first Christmas outside of the USA (Michaela’s second). By leaps and bounds, it was the most unique one either of us have ever experienced. We were extremely grateful for not one, not two, but three dinners on Christmas Eve from friends and their families here in Nueva Guinea…I had enough nacatameles to fill me up for about 24 hours.
Yesterday we spent parts of the day Skyping with family in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and England, all of whom we miss a ton. We also watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase (a family tradition). In the afternoon, Michaela, our friend Alex, and I climbed a hill just outside the city, which gives some great views of the city below and mountains along the horizon.