Postcards from Abroad

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Harbin: A winter wonderland by Gary Leay

Harbin Ice Festival 2Just back from Harbin, China...... temperatures ranging from -15 day time to -30 night time

With the correct clothing, a winter wonderland!
We went to the Harbin 31st Annual Snow & Ice Festival (the largest in the world)
Brilliant by day .... spectacular when lit up at night.

 

This has been on my Bucket list for a very, very long time ( and it exceeded all my expectations!)
The pictures just don't do it justice, from the craftsmanship in the smaller sculptures to the scale of the main structures, truly impressive!

Harbin Ice Festival 3

Harbin Ice Festival 4

 

Harbin Ice Festival 5

Our tour included other sites on my bucket list, including Beijing - Forbidden City, summer & winter palaces etc. The Great Wall
Xi'an - Terra cotta Army & the Muslim street market. However it was Harbin that stole the show for me!

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It was a trip of a lifetime, that I would recommend to everyone. We will all remember & talk about it for the rest of our lives

The whole trip (including Visas, Hotels, Guides & Transfers ) was organised by Dorothy at EASTRAVEL, Ipswich. who listened to what we wanted to do & see, and made it happen.

Thank you

Gary
(plus.... Julie, Kerri, Peter, Paula, Hannah, Jazz, Kevin, Ross & Helen)

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