One CRAZY Ice Festival…

I’m from Michigan and September’s from Pittsburgh – we know snow and we know ice… or so we thought…

Below are pictures from the Harbin Ice Festival in Harbin, China. For those of you who aren’t up to speed on your geography, Harbin’s roughly 800 miles (1,242 km) northeast of Beijing. The summers are mild – roughly 70 degrees F – and the winters are COLD – in the negatives – so it makes the perfect place to have an elaborate ice-carving festival. Until now, we admit, we had never even heard of Harbin, China. But CNN Travel (an addiction of mine) did a great slideshow on the ice festival and it’s now on our travel bucket list! Check it out – it’ll blow you away! Tunnels, castles and buildings were carved from whole pieces of ice – it’s amazing! If anyone has ever experienced this festival, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences!

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