Finally managed to get access to free wifi that we can connect back out to the world. Surprisingly, not able to do so in Harbin though we were at the Kempinski, but instead able to write this from Yabuli ski resort in literally the middle of nowhere!! Sorry folks, could not read your posts and comment on them as we usually do…
How has it been so far?
If you are thinking we “gate crashed” something again. Well, eh nope. As you recall we are off to see the ice and snow sculptures here in frigid north eastern China.
We are sort of early for the annual Harbin snow and ice festival. It officially opens on 5th January next year, but we get “previews” ahead of the opening. Actually what happened is we get to see the ‘work in progress’….ie they are still putting the sculptures in place even as we toured the park.
So far, we’ve only visited the snow sculptures. Best viewed in the day, it is fabulous! Here are some pictures of how they look plus some of the other sights we’ve been privilege to be part of. Woohoo! And the temperature is now -27°C, considered a normal winter’s morning here!
The ice sculptures will come later this week and best viewed at night with all the illumination coming on. Hopefully we can share a little preview too if the free wifi works!
Hope everyone’s had a swell Christmas!