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The Snow Village / Snow Town/ 雪乡 (CNY Trip 2012)

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We took a 5 - hour trip by bus to from the city of Harbin to the snow village. When we arrived, I was awestruck by the beauty of the snow in this district. At the same time, I was also shivering at the village because the temperature there was around -30 degrees Celsius'The snow that gathered on the dead trees make them look like snow toadstools. A lot of snow seemed to fall in this village and I once appeared to have my left foot buried deep in snow when I was caught unaware while walking around the village. The thick snow present in trees and piles of snow hovering on each and every roof is brought in by the 8 months of winter experienced by the inhabitants of the snow village every year. This is me trying to make a snow angel on snow but it failed as there was not enough snow. 
Many winter games can be experienced here from riding on huskies tobogganing and skiing while sitting but the snow village sure demands for a price. Every activity cost about 100yuan.

We managed to capture a…

The Great Wall of China & The Ice City Harbin

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This year my parents decided to have a head start to the new year with a nice chill and we headed to Tianjin on the  21st of January by flight. We then transferred  to Beijing by a bullet train. The weather was about - 10degree Celsius. We managed to visit the Ming Dynasty tombstone, ancient palace artifacts of the Ming Dynasty and of course, The Great Wall of China.  The wind blowing at the Great Wall was very cold and strong when we were there. I brought a bottle of water to boost me up with energy but it had some frozen particles in it when we reached the peak.  
We captured some photos when we were at the Beijing Olympic Stadium. This year the Olympics will be held at London. Hmmm . . . I wonder if I will be going to London next year. Hahaha =D              The next day, we had to catch a flight to Harbin which took approximately two hours of our morning. When we got out of the airport we ran to a random tour van to take cover before we turned into frozen fries. The chilly weather was…