Monday, August 30, 2010
Snowy Scandinavia VS sweltering Shanghai
This morning I was greeted by a somewhat surprising news story: it’s been snowing in the northern parts of Norway (in Jotumheimen to be more precise)! Now, sure, fall and winter tend to come early to northern Europe, but snow in August? That must be some kind of record?! (and it wasn’t as if it just snowed a little bit either: it snowed a lot!)
Snow, fall, warm clothes and cosiness still feel far away from life in Shanghai. Last week was much cooler than the 39 degrees I experienced when I first came back here, but it’s still well over 30 degrees, humid, and hot, and my feet and hands are still too swollen for it to be comfortable in high heels/rings. Last year it was 28 degrees in the beginning of November, so let’s see how long it will last this time. I am guessing mid-November, what do you guys think?