We tasted our first real snow in January of last year when we went to Beijing, China. It was zero degree centigrade and we were really freezing. Right on the first day, my husband already had chafed lips due to the cold temperature. It's good that the hotel is cozy with a heater and hot water. When talking of traveling outside Asia, our first concern is the cold temperature particularly in the northern part of America. We have an invitation from Canada but until now we cannot come to terms in going there because of the extreme cold.