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Wonder....what do u prefer? Meltin summer or freezin winter?

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1. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 11y

When i'm melting on those super hot summer days I wish I could be in the North Pole, otherwise, when I'm freezing to death I wish I could be in Sahara....so, what season makes u feel better?

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

I wish I know. But unfortunately (or fortunately? ), we have no choice here in Malaysia. So until we have snow here in Malaysia, or I go to the northern hemisphere to experience winter (which is not going to be anytime soon), I would prefer the winter ;), considering the 365 days a year hot and humid weather in Malaysia!

Cheers,
Hien

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

We have a very warm, albeit rather short, summer here. So, I'd say summer, because people tend to get out more, sit around on a terrace with a pitcher of Sangria, go for long walks... I love it best when the temperature outside matches the temperature inside...

Although it just started snowing today, and I'd certainly miss the snow if I were to move to a permanently warm climate, I must say.

4. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 11y

Yeah, I miss snow here in Brazil....I have to go either to Europe or to US to go skiing, LOVE skiing!!

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

Weather, my favourte topic...I had this conversation with a taxi driver the other week when it was snowing. At the moment its cold and dark here but my office is BOILING.

I really feel the cold, and HATE feeling too cold it makes me miserable. Last winter I was living in such a cold draughty house that I used to spend the evenings watching TV from under my duvet. I used to have to put bottles of red wine on the radiator to get them to decent room temperature! It was sooo depressing. Then i would have craved being anywhere hot.

Winter in Britain doesn't really kick in properly until Christmas, then I'll be off to South East Asia. It'll be nice to not be freezing but i'm sure I'll get V tired of the heat and especially humidity. Then I'm sure I'll be craving the cold.

I am a summer person, its my favourite. I love getting up early on the first summer mornings, and the sky's all blue and the birds are singing you know its going to be a nice day(god I sound like Julie Andrews or sumat). In Britain warm sunny days are far from guaranteed, so we appreciate it. I love how in this part of the world in June its light from 4am to 10pm, whereas the permanent darkness at this time of year here is depressing. By Christmas its dark when you leave for work and dark when you come home, and when its not dark its overcast. But then, the summers here are rarely unbearably hot- so when you do get a sunny day (think there were 2 this summer)it's just right temperature.

6. Posted by Airfix (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

Having never lived in a hot climate, I would say I much prefer British summer's to British winter's (I dont like to feel cold and feel much more comfortable where I can relax and be warm without shivering)... But in saying that, I love to wrap up warm on an icy cold winter's morn when there is no wind, a clear, bright blue sky and the sun is blazing... You know the type, where there is a dry frost on the ground and you can see your breath, but underneath your clothes, hats, scarfs, gloves, etc., etc., you are all nice and cosy and warm, with red rosy cheeks, runny nose.... Altho, British winter's aren't often like that... The mornings are normally grey and lousy....

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

I prefer it to be too cold rather than too hot, its easier to keep warm than keep cool.

8. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Funny, I find the opposite to be true. In Canada, you can have many many layers on while walking outside, but your faces and extremities still are cold! But when you're in extreme heat, jump into a pool and you're good to go.

Winter is never the best here, even though it can be pretty when it first snows. But I prefer the heat here. I can handle Canadian heat (which like Tina said can get pretty hot) any day. Really though, there are two ways to look at summer and winter. When you're walking to work (or anywhere else really) and your destination does not involve a swimming pool or a beach, the heat can be annoying, all sticky and sweaty. Whereas if you're relaxing on your patio, heat is gorgeous. Cold however can be annoying anytime, unless you think of contrasts, such as hot places when you are already wearing turtleneck sweaters and other hot clothing, and the cold that's waiting outside! That kind of cold I can appreciate.

Now, I'm just gonna seem annoying with my 5 million different situations of weather but there is another type of cold I like. It's when it's super cold out like -40 degrees Celsius with no wind. Dry cold. Love it. But we don't get that often!

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Proper cold (dry, and from about -25ish downwards) is great, and i love it, especially if its white as well so you don't get the British gloom factor. British cold tends to be too wet and windy, although i strangely miss British rain (seriously) above virtually all else when i'm elsewhere. Hot is better for me than humid as i sweat like a pig even in perfectly normal and perfectly cool conditions. In humid places i can charge people to shower, just by standing next to me.

10. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

Ewww, Gelli...please!

i guess its the darkness that I hate most about winter, and having to wear so many layers of clothes. Especially when you go shopping, and all the shops are hot but you've got a big coat on, so your sweating under all your layers with a heavy coat and hats stuffed in pockets...So annoying.

Like in films when people are Christmas shopping in the snow in New York (I'd love that) they manage to have big coats and hats and carry all their pretty boxes and still look glam. Most people just look stressed and uncomfortable.