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Another from the The Harbin, China Snow & Ice Festival

Finally someone who actually is intelligent enough to write about the
content of their blog ... and identify themselves. Kris writes all
about this destination in China . . .
Harbin sits adjacent to the Russian
border along Siberia, and fittingly the winters are long and brutally
cold. The temperatures drop below freezing in October, and seldom rise
above freezing until well into March and even April.
The average temperature for January is 24 degrees below zero. I suppose city leaders
looked at ways to draw tourists and decided to capitalize on the one
thing the city has going for it: extreme cold. They city began hosting
ice-carving contests in the 1960s, and added other winter activities over time.
Full story : Kris Koeller's




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