Winter wonderland

A few days before we left on our Honkers holiday, it snowed in UB. It was not the first snow for the winter, but it was my first snow for the winter.

Here are snaps I took from the warm comforts of my apartment:

One of the more common questions I am asked is about the weather. Yes, it gets very cold here. In the dead of winter you can expect -40 temperatures (so I am told… I am yet to experience the joys of a Mongolian winter for myself). But today it is a balmy 1 degree, and tomorrow it will shoot up to 4. I had imagined it was going to be -40 for 8 months of the year. I am pleased to report that this is not the case. It should only be two months of the year!