Another place with a fantastic Christmas experience is NewYork, USA. The magnificent city would be busted with Christmas lights, Christmas jingles, and all that comes with Christmas. Also, it is the city with the world's tallest Christmas tree.
Do you have plans to travel to NewYork?
“Remember the Alamo!” It’s a familiar chant for most Americans and others aware of this iconic battle from 1836. For the majority of us, as taught in textbooks and standardized history classes, it’s a classic tale of natives defending what was rightfully theirs against a formidable, imposing adversary. It’s usually framed simply as ‘Texans vs Mexicans’. I found myself in #SanAntonio the other week, and although it was not my first visit, I had not before seen the #Alamo . To rectify that, I carved out an hour of my schedule and took a short path along the city’s River Walk to the square in front of the landmark. I was struck how it stood out among a string of contemporary tourist traps, while flanked still by a couple historic hotels. My anachronous observation was also punctuated by the surprise realization how diminutive this famed structure appeared. The mission, as it once was, before becoming a fortress of sorts, is small, seemingly disproportionate to the tall tales associated with it.
As with so many things in life, there is more nuance to the story though, which actually makes it all the more interesting. This was not a race war. In fact defending the Alamo were Texans alongside true native Americans, free blacks, slaves, Europeans - and Tejanos, Mexicans who sided with the Americans.
And the men so often lauded for their heroism, like Davy Crockett, while inarguably heroic in a nearly unthinkable circumstance, they like all humans, were flawed - slave owners and in some cases even slave traders.
Learning all of this was for me, both fascinating and a critical, timely reminder of how we must always, always make the effort and take the time to understand the details of any situation.
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Yesterday was like a movie❤️ we spent a day on set to recreate some iconic scenes from @marypoppinsreturns and channel our inner Mary Poppins and even met the cast of the movie (pics coming SOON)😍🥰 thank you to @disneyarabia for such an incredible magical experience!
The movie comes out on December 27th in Dubai and I’m definitely seeing it again 🍿❤️
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