The Spring Festival is over, and suddenly the weather turns spring-like! Today it is 17 degrees and sunny in Shanghai, very nice after 3 months of colder weather. On the street most people still wear their winterwear (three sweaters and double pants) because inside the unheated Shanghai houses it is still very chilly, but walking in the sun it is already too warm to wear my winter coat.
But of course this is only temporarily, by the end of the week the mercury will drop to 5 degrees again (and around zero degrees at night). And this weekend I am flying to Beijing where it still freezes 7 degrees at night… I am actually planning to go skiing in a resort close to Beijing on Saturday, so I hope it will stay cold there for a few more days.