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Snow

It’s a little late for this post but time to update the blog with some stories about winter, this time about snow. In the beginning of December we had record amounts of snow in Stockholm, almost 30cm overnight at the start of December. The temperatures didn’t really drop very far but it was enough for us to experience true snow conditions here in the capital. Of course, this comes with it’s advantages as well as disadvantages. The thing about living in northern climes where snow falls is that this stuff needs to be cleared for cars and traffic to be […]

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Niseko Powder Adventure

Our first holiday to Hokkaido for an unforgettable week in Niseko. We had made a promise to make it to Japan for a ski trip at least once before we left Asia, ironically for me this trip was originally inspired by tales of pristine powder and almost year-round snow in an article of Action Asia that I read pretty much when we got off the plane in Singapore over ten years ago! The trip to Hokkaido takes two steps, the first long haul journey from Singapore to Tokyo (Narita) followed by a domestic hop northwards to Sapporo. We then jumped […]