Snow in Beijing

They told me ‘ never snows in Beijing’.   ‘… It used to snow in Beijing, but that was twenty years ago’.

Well, in the year we arrived, in early November 2009 .. it snowed in Beijing – three times in seven days. Well before the first snowfall in Toronto!

Beijingers are not well equipped to handle snow.

Brooms and dustbins were deployed to the hopeless task of removing three inches of dense wet snow.

More puzzling was the sight of men walking around with 10 foot poles .. knocking snow off the trees.

Luckily it warms up soon and the snow doesn’t accumulate.

Knock on wood.

We still have four months to go!   

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