Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, December 26, 2011

Newsletter December 2011

Dear Family and Friends,

Andrey and I are greeting you from a sunny Calamuchita Valley. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with love, peace and joy.

The year is winding down quickly and people are recovering from Christmas and now they are planning for New Year celebrations. Schools have closed in Argentina and we are looking forward to the holiday season. The children in Argentina have two months school holidays and many holiday makers come to the Cordoba Province to enjoy the mountains and Mediterranean climate.

This is a very important time of the year for us. We reflect over the past year, take stock and plan for the future. Talking about the future, we are proud to present that Hostel Tinktinkie will be joining forces with a  group called Ho-La Hostels. What does this mean? Ho-La Hostel Group supports `Green Sleep`. We will be part of a group of Hostels around South America that strives to protect the environment and create ecological awareness. Travellers that belong to Ho-La Hostels will receive a 10% discount when they use our hostel and other Hol-La Hostels in South America. We are very excited about this new venture.

I will write more about it as soon as we receive the flyers, maps and signs. We are very excited to be part of this initiative.

We had a lot of events this past month. Three weeks ago I visited a Classic Car Rally. This was something to see! Vintage cars from all over the world participated in a rally that took them through three different valleys. The total race was 1600 kms. Triumphs, Corvette`s, Porches, Austin Healeys and many more exquisite cars were gracing our roads. It was a treat to watch the classic car fanatics!

View the album of Classic Cars here

Bikers from all over Argentina gathered in our Valley 2 weekends ago to celebrate Motofest 2011. It was a long weekend in Argentina and bikers roared up and down the roads with Harley`s, Bmw`s,Cruisers and Choppers. I went there on Saturday and my tongue was almost hanging on the ground as I admired the bikes. People enjoyed the event and I am sure we will be hosting it again next year.

View album of Bikes here

YouTube video of the Motofest!

January is a jam-packed month full of events to entertain the children and holiday makers. We will squeeze in some time to visit some of the events and I will write about it in the next Newsletter. In February a very exciting event is taking place: Rio Carnival.

Most of you have heard about the Rio Carnival. Well, Argentinians who dress up and participate in the event come back from Brazil to entertain us here. The costumes are vibrant and colourful and we get a sneak peak of what the original carnival looks like.

Andrey and I are wishing you all a Happy New Year! 

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.  ~Ellen Goodman

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Moment in Time -Hostel Tinktinkie-Santa Rosa de Calamuchita.

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing any moment - A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment you want to pause, savour and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which is an extension to Nelieta Travelling Adventures

This is our moment at Hostel Tinktinkie!

If you have a Moment please share your link in the comments section and I will pop in to have a look .. Ciao!

Hostel Tinktinkie en Santa Rosa de Calamuchita

Christmas wishes from Hostel Tinktinkie!

Hostel Tinktinkie would like to wish all our Customers, Friends and Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We love this time of year because it reminds us of all the things we are thankful for. In this spirit, we would like to thank YOU, our customers, who make Hostel Tinktinkie what it is today. Our joy and success comes from you and we are so very grateful.

We wish you all the happiness this holiday season brings and warm wishes for a New Year filled with love, joy and prosperity. Thank you for being a part of our family.

Merry Christmas!

Feliz Navidad y prospero Año nuevo a todos nuestros visitantes,Amigos y familia!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Newsletter - 2010

Dear Family and Friends,

I found this beautiful Christmas blog template on the Internet and decided to use it for our final Newsletter this year! Doesn't it put you in a Christmas mood? I love the Christmas season, decorating the tree, preparing the Christmas meal, looking at shop windows and houses that are decorated and the overall joyful and merry atmosphere. Christmas is a time for sharing but most importantly to give thanks to our Saviour

While I am writing this letter I cannot help to think back over this past year. I think it is normal to reflect on the year and it is important to rejoice in the good things and to put the bad things behind you. We sure had our down times this year but the good times outweigh the bad times by far. During this past year we were fortunate to meet so many interesting people. They were from all over the world and when they left our Hostel, they left their footprints behind. Andrey and I watched photos yesterday of the guests that we've had and we still remember their names and where they came from. The year has not come to an end yet and we are expecting more people here for December.

But the Christmas period can also be a sad time for many people, including us. While everybody are celebrating with family there are some people that spend this time of year alone or far away from their loved ones. So as the days to Christmas are drawing closer we start to miss our families more and the Christmas celebrations we had in both Russia and South Africa.  Together we get nostalgic, talk about the good times, bad times, wipe a tear or two and watch a movie on Christmas eve.

We always watch the same two movies: "Home Alone" and "Planes,Trains and Automobiles". They put the smiles back on our faces. In Russia they celebrate Christmas on 6 January but all Russians in Argentina celebrate Christmas day on the 25th as well.

We would like to thank everybody for all your support,love and friendship over this last year. If you are travelling on holiday, please drive safely.

I want to end our newsletter with a Christmas prayer:

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the Angels,
the gladness of the Shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all
over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and
good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil
by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to  be
merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy
children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds
with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for
Jesus sake,


Merry Christmas from Hostel Tinktinkie.

Andrey &  Nelieta

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