A freezing cold Christmas in Harbin, China – Part 3

Although Harbin is not considered a huge city, they have a decent number of site seeing locations. Another very popular site is Zhongyang Street. This street is very old, dating back to 1898. It is a pedestrian only street that is about 4700 feet long and lined with restaurants, shops (selling Chinese and Russian goods),…

A freezing cold Christmas in Harbin, China – Part 2

In my previous post, I mentioned that Harbin has quite a bit of Russian influence. In 1898, the region became inhabited by a large Russian population due to the construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway (an extension of the Trans-Siberian Railway) and also became the more modern city that we know today. Around the city, remnants…

A freezing cold Christmas in Harbin, China

Have you ever been in -22 degree Farenheit temperatures? Well neither have WE! Regardless of this fact, we somehow decided that going to Harbin, China during Christmas would be a great idea…. So let me tell you that both my husband and I are Floridians born and raised. My idea of a blistering cold winter…