Being somebody who hailed from the tropics and have only spent over 9 years of living here in North America, I am more of a winter lover than a winter whiner. Having said that, snow is something very beautiful to me. And to my housemates as well. Although I tend to complain of how bitterly cold it gets when the temperature drops to below zero, I am not really the type who will make a fuss out of it. Instead, I make a way of enjoying it by making use of my shutter. For this year’s winter, this is how the four of us froze the season:
We were able to take family photo courtesy of the tripod after we made a video for the AVP presentation which we tried to produce for our parents’ golden wedding anniversary celebration in Las Vegas. After having fun in the snow, we had to smile for the camera and this is how it turned out. I loved it actually, and I am planning to have this framed.
My super warm winter boots even made a print on the ground, freezing its own winter memory.
I will have to say that being able to experience winter season in its coldest is a wonderful thing that we will always cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. This year’s winter seems to stay a little longer for us, and has been the coldest since 24 years ago according to Wisconsin history. I believe there is a reason why it is so. Because apparently, this will be our last winter in this place as we are bound to relocate to a new place when this freezing season is over. And yes, I will be making a different post about our upcoming move sometime soon.
For now, this is my 58th Snap-A-Day entry of the year! I hope you can still join me!
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Hurghada has come quite a long way since its early days as a small fishing village, and it’s not hard to see why. For sun-seekers, beach-lovers, diving enthusiasts and explorers, Hurghada holidays serve up a fantastic combination of sun, sea and sand, along with superb underwater adventures and plenty of things to see, do and experience.
Based on the Red Sea coast, there’s plenty to love about Hurghada holidays. Pop on your shades and kick back under a parasol for a gorgeous, relaxing day on golden sands, listening to the sounds of the sea while you catch up on the latest bestseller. Or, pull on a facemask and flippers and head off to discover Hurghada’s underwater treasures. There’s plenty to see in the shallows, but if you really want to explore the best of the Red Sea, head off on an organised tour to swim with creatures great and small. There are stacks of snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities in this part of the world, and with so many coral reefs, sunken wrecks and marine species to discover, it certainly makes for an unforgettable day out.
Back on dry land, in Hurghada you’ll find a lively bazaar that’s packed to the rafters with local goods and souvenirs. And when it comes to dining out, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Of course the hotels all offer a great range of cuisine from local creations to homely classics, but it’s well worth heading out to treat your tastebuds to the local cuisine, with restaurants serving everything from North African and Egyptian cuisine to Mediterranean and European favourites.
If that tickles your fancy, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Hurghada experience, thanks to the range of holidays on offer through tour operators like Thomas Cook. You can book a package break and enjoy a fuss-free escape where everything’s taken care of, or book your own flights and accommodation as part of a more flexible holiday experience.
Whatever you fancy, Hurghada holidays are a treat for the senses. When will you come and experience this fantastic slice of Egyptian life?