Santa Claus Finds New Home in Kyrgyzstan
A little something for the festive season (OK, it may not be eco but it is travel)…
Krazy Kyrgyzstan, the former Soviet republic with mountains named after communist and Russian leaders has decided to add another famous name to its peaks.
Since a Swedish logistics company decided a mountain in Kyrgyzstan was the most central position in the world for Santa Claus to base himself for deliveries, Kyrgyz authorities in the predominantly Muslim country jumped at the chance for a spot of publicity and decided to name one of their snow-capped mountains ‘Mount Santa Claus’.
And they’re not stopping at that, plans are underway for the first international Santa Claus congress in Kyrgyzstan next summer with annual games for Santas including chimney-climbing, sled-racing and tree-decorating.
People in the Canadian Arctic aren’t too happy with this new claim on Santa and are strongly contesting the issue declaring Canada is Santa’s ‘real home’.
Well, it won’t take long to resolve as we all know Santa’s not real…ly from either of those places; everyone know he lives in the North Pole.
HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS/ FESTIVE/ EXCUSE FOR A FEW DAYS OFF BREAK!