Sunday, January 27, 2008

It Ain't Harbin...

...And It Ain't Close Either!

Last year we went to northern China, Harbin to be exact to the renowned Ice & Snow Festival. (I should put a link here to the post but I haven’t uploaded any pictures yet so just do a Google search to have an idea of what I’m talking about!!!). We heard about Beijing’s own Harbin kind-of-festival being held in Longqing Gorge so we decided to go and have a look. It’s a good 2-hour drive from downtown Beijing and as we were driving to the mountain there was not a snowflake in sight so we started to wonder how they could hold a Snow and Ice festival with a weather so uncooperative!!

They just build a big tent over the ice sculptures: