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Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don’t build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice.

It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice castle, had wanted to create an ice rink in …

[ Written by guest | 3 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]

Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it’s still too cold most days. And if it’s not, it’s too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too wet – surprise, surprise.
Like …

[ Written by Kathi | 28 Jan 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
These lines …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

“I can see snooooow!!!”
- Every year I am looking forward to this day. When suddenly huge snowy mountains appear in front of me. When the landscape slowly turns from looking grey and dusty into a white magic winter wonderland.  That’s the time for the first shred, the first ride down a snowy piste and that first true winter feeling.

Arrival in Laax, Switzerland
When researching for a perfect snow resort a couple of …

[ Written by guest | 17 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

While wrapping myself in a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and drinking tea my mind always drifts away to the snow and I can literally see myself shredding down some wicked slopes in the sunshine and finally make use of this icy weather. Oh yes, I am counting the days until I’ll be back on my snowboard enjoying the calm of the mountains while racing down piste after …

[ Written by guest | 29 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon” is what Konrad Adenauer once said.
I am always amazed with the beautiful view above the clouds, be it while sitting on an airplane, climbing up a volcano or going on a ski trip. There is always a certain calmness, which makes you feel free and happy. As I have recently been on a ski holiday …

[ Written by guest | 18 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Norway and I have a somewhat difficult past. About a year or 2 ago I had a flight booked to Oslo at 8am but coming home drunk at 5am I never made it to the airport in time. Then, a year later, I was given the opportunity to visit on three different occasions within a matter of just a couple of months but never managed to squeeze it into my …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Jan 2012 | 8 Comments | ]

Last year, when I was living in Hungary, some friends and I developed a bit of an obsession with hot, mulled wine (forralt bor in Hungarian). We bought it at the Christmas Market, sipped in in our favorite cafes, and even attempted making it ourselves at one of the numerous dinner parties we had at my flat. Warm beverages and winter go hand in hand for me. A touch of …

[ Written by guest | 21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]