If you need to do some serious Christmas shopping, you might not want to go to Athens, Greece. I’m only telling you this because I’ve been there and I now know that you will not want to give away the incredible treasures you will find on every street corner, in every alley market and even in the touristy gift shops.
Sankt Goar, a sleepy little town nestled at the base of Burg Rheinfels, once noted as the largest fortress along the Rhine, is roughly 45 miles from Wiesbaden and an easy 50-minute drive on the B9 highway — just enough time for a game of “I spy a castle.”
Whether it's hugging sharks in Japan, scuba diving in South Korea, or ditching the sleigh for mean ride in York, Pa., — unusual Santa sightings have been picking up across the world. Here's a gallery of some of the odder ways photographers have captured Santa across the globe.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get exclusive access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.
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