Last winter in Switzerland I have seen something completely new to me. I knew that the people in Switzerland are really ski crazy. Sometimes I had the impression that swiss children learn driving their ski the same time they learn running. And I know the swiss as good horse riders as well. But this was the first time I have seen a combination of both disciplines 🙂
And another one:
When you have that much snow in winter why not have fun with it 😉
One of my passions is driving motorbikes. This began with about 12 when I rocketed the small motobike of my uncle from the court of my grandparents house straight over the empty street into a meadow 😀
Since these days I made many many kilometers on motorbikes. The following image show my “Swiss Express” 😉 I made about 10.000km per years within Switzerland only by hunting from one mountain pass to the next one.
Unfortunately in november 2006 I made an unforced error and trashed my “Swiss Express” because I tried to figure out personal problems while driving motorbike which I should have kept striktly separated. Luckily only me and my bike were hurt.
In 2007 I had the opportunity to exchange my poor “Swiss Express” with my “Golden Dragon”
Hainan is the southmost province of China and lies at the same height as Vietnam. A tropical region you could say an no one built heatings into houses and appartments.
Last winter was my first to live in Haikou and I can tell you that never in my life I had it this cold before.
First of all naturally I was not really prepared for a “winter” on an tropical island. All my wintercloths are still in Europe. We had temperatures around 6°-8°C. Now you may think “hey what is this guy complaining about?” but please take into account that the outer temperature equals more or less to the temperature in my appartment! The cold really creeps into your body step by step … some days I spent more or less in my bed, the only warm place 😉
This was before the chinese Spring Festival a month ago.
During the last day we had 34°C. A real change from winter to sommer within 4 week.