I am from a sunny warm country and I decided to spend Christmas and New Years in the cold windy Europe. I will spend Christmas in Wales and New Years in Paris. I have never been in the North Hemisfere during the winter - I experienced only Summer - What kind of clothes and how many should I wear? I wonder if someone had already been in my situation,... I will leave Brazil at 30 °C to UK at -7 °C. Should I go dressed for the cold? Should I change near the arrival? Any ideas? Tips? Suggestions?
Yes, bring clothes or buy them there.
I don't think it will be -7, although it might feel like it if your coming from 30 degrees.
Bring lots of warm things with you, jumper, coat, scarves, gloves, hat, etc. An umbrella is always a good idea if your coming to the UK!! A good idea is to buy some thick wollen socks when you get here, my feet are always freezing!
If you take a coat or jumper on the flight with you then you should be fine, as long as you haven't got shorts on!
I spent New Year in Paris a few years ago and it was great. Alot colder than the UK though. There is a fireworks display and street party along the Champs Elysee. Just be careful and keep an eye on valuables.
brrrr.... I spent Christmas in North Wales once and even I was cold. Bring a warm jacket. And remember to wear layers, then you can be as cold or as warm as you like. I think decent warm clothes are comparatively expensive here so you might want to think about buying some before you set off (can you buy warm clothes in Brazil?)