Two years ago my roommate in Shanghai went up to Harbin for their Snow and Ice Festival. I've been jealous ever since. So jealous, in fact, that I decided if I was getting a visa for Shanghai and hopefully Tibet, I might as well get the one-year visa and make 2013 the year of Chinese travel. Yes, I know that kind of makes me ass backwards. In fact, I do a lot of things ass-backwards...have you forgotten that I am the American girl, taught belly dance by an Aussie in Korea, who moved to the middle east only to learn the Korean martial art of hoi jeon moo sool? Yup, that's me.
Well, we wandered through a winter wonderland for about a half hour before the cold and the drive to get over to Hennessy's for the quiz (first time since we got cheated - still don't think it's that great a quiz but I do love me some trivia) drove us away. It was pretty amazing and a good dry run for my aforementioned trip to Harbin next month - I've already thought of at least a half-dozen things I need to do or to pack before then. Expect more ice pictures three weeks from now.