Travels in the Search of Snow

When words create magic and make you want to write letters to the weather gods …


Dear Winter,
where are you?

Lieber Winter,
wo bleibst du denn?


Tollboden, Fredrikstad, Norway February 2017.  Not a trace of snow and no frost patterns on our window!

We bought those fur parkas in fancy explorer-style and now we are sweating. We didn’t go up North for that! The name Norway goes back to the old Norse word Norðrvegr meaning the way up North. Isn’t the North your kingdom any longer?
The Vikings knew real winters they described euphemistic as times staying at home. But we want to feel snow under our boots and admire northern lights. Dear Winter, could you, please, make that possible! Or is your friend Mother Hulda not well? Or are these signs of the beginning of her dementia that she lets it snow in Spain and Portugal and not here?

Wir haben uns extra Fellparkas im schicksten Amundsen-Stil besorgt und was ist? Wir schwitzen! Dafür…

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Arundhati Basu

The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

6 thoughts on “Travels in the Search of Snow

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging our blog. It’s highly appreciated!
    We are all smiles,
    sending you love and warm greetings from Norway,
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Hello. There is no search of snow. Come to Finland, where in winter we have snow and snow activities. Have You ever heard about reindeers and reindeer rides? Did You know that we have also reindeer races which are open for everybody? Did You know that we make every winter world’s biggest snow castle?

    If You do not mind, I show You:

    Reindeer rides and Santa

    Best Snow Castle photos

    Reindeer race 3

    As You see, Finland is a real winter wonderland!!!

    Happy and safe travels!


    1. Hello Matti, if I have got it right, I have heard of reindeer rides and keen to see it all in person. Looking forward to experiencing it all one day, but for now I will see it through your photos and posts. Cheers!


    1. I just caught your comment on my other post, so no it did not end up in spam. Thanks for dropping by!


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