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The Ultimate Sub-Zero Dress Code (and more)

Why the tendency to land myself in places that are cold? Let’s see…

  • when I studied abroad in Beijing, winter was about -10C (14F)
  • when I worked in Seoul, Christmas was -14C (6.8F)
  • when I visited Harbin for the Ice and Snow Festival, it was a walloping -35C (-31F). Standing in front of St Sophia Cathedral (see photo below), both myself and the bing tang hu lu[1]held in my hand were quite frozen, albeit one slightly more than the other.
In front of St. Sophia Cathedral (Haerbin, China 2011). Even the sugar-coated plums turned form soft and juicy to completely frozen.

In front of St. Sophia Cathedral (Haerbin, China 2011). Even the sugar-coated plums turned form soft and juicy to completely frozen.

Having been to very very cold places and lived (obviously) to tell the tale, here are some tried and true advice to staying warm. Continue reading