Mongolian Ice

Mongolian Ice - Click to see it larger
The non-slippery(ish) ice

I spent three years living in Norway. It snows in Norway. It gets cold in Norway. The sun shines in Norway. The result of these event in Norway is ice. Ice on the ground. Nasty, slippery (and sometimes wet) ice. I have the bruises and scars still from the ice of the three years I spent in Norway.It’s cold in Mongolia too. Actually, that statement kind of hides the truth. It is really, really cold in Mongolia. And sometimes there is snow, and sometimes there is sun. The result of this is also ice. The difference is that here it is so cold that even the ice freezes.

The nice thing about Mongolian ice is that because it is so cold here, the ice is not as slippery as Norwegian ice. So far this winter I have managed to not slip over (touch wood and whistle).

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So You Think It Is Cold

Ice on the inside of my window - Click to see it larger
Ice in the INSIDE of Thomo's window

The photo at attached to this entry is from my living room — well, at least the dining area anyway. And yes, that ice, and yes, that is on the inside of the window. Even with double glazing and with the windows being repaired at the start of winter, the glass temperature itself is well below freezing. The result is this, ice on the inside of the window.