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Old 02-05-2017, 07:04 AM
 
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I'm really proud of you all for not taking the bait.

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Old 02-05-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Just booked a return ticket to Sicily! Yay! Always curious about the island.

Last week it was 19-20 degrees in Palermo That's like Toronto/Vancouver in May.

We discussed this before....in my city you can swim in Caribbean turquoise waters in summer and, at relatively short distance, ski in winter....talking about different landscapes within a small area.

Weather wise we are truly blessed and so are all the Mediterranean coastal areas.

By the way Botti, I'm going in September....want to meet there?? I will give you a tour!! ...and food is simply spectacular.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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No is not the same....Naples has way better weather than Milan, not even a contest.....not to mention from where I come from (Sicily).

Yes we southerners make fun on Milan weather all the time and for a good reason....they have no chance but to take it and they know that it is true....you will never hear a Milaner taunting a Sicilian about the weather...it would be truly pathetic.

I suspect is the same with Nice and Paris (maybe not at the same level) but, sorry for the bragging, the Mediterranean sea coastal ring has probably (actually no, not probably, for sure) the best weather in the world...


But Vancouver and Toronto?? They both suck big time, a different kind of suck but they do suck regardless, weather wise....it's like asking "would you rather be kicked in the groin or in the head???"
It's all relative isn't it? Two people from Hawaii might laugh at Italians arguing over who has the better weather They both might say but it's so cold anywhere in Italy in winter and you can't grow coconuts or swim at the beach comfortably in January so who cares

You have to look at something within the context of the country it is in.

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Old 02-05-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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It's all relative isn't it? Two people from Hawaii might laugh at Italians arguing over who has the better weather They both might say but it's so cold anywhere in Italy in winter and you can't grow coconuts or swim at the beach comfortably in January so who cares

You have to look at something within the context of the country it is in.

...actually as Sicilian I'm not that jealous of Hawaiian weather (or Floridian weather) and specially the beaches....it actually could be the other way around, an Hawaiian could get jealous of Sicily...swimming in January is not the whole story....

The people that I know that have been in both places prefer Sicily to Hawaii every time....for my own wife, before meeting, Hawaii (Kaua'i specifically) was one of her favorite places to go, now she wants to go to Sicily all the time.....she wants to go there more often than I do

Again, the Mediterranean sea coastal ring has probably the best weather in the world....we have 4 seasons, very mild and relatively short winters with a lot of sunshine (but at least we do get winters) with snow at higher elevation, beautiful springs full of flowers and scent in the air and very pleasant summers not too humid with only few peaks of unbearably hot days, lack of recurrent extreme weather phenomena and beaches where in general you do not have to worry about sharks or very strong currents.

We are truly the perfect weather superstars.

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Old 02-05-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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I'm just glad it happened today and not yesterday, as I had to drive out Maple Ridge, then to Royal Columbian in New West, then back to Maple Ridge, and then back home in downtown Vancouver, all with my wheelchair bound mother.

So thankful her appointment wasn't for today
Wednesday and Thursday were cold and windy but so sunny, so clear and not a speck of snow or ice in sight. This weekend we have this stuff with no end of it in sight, it just keeps on coming down. So yeah, it was good you took your mom to her appointment before this started again. This afternoon I have seen some people cross-country skiing down the side streets. There are lots of cars stuck snowbound up against the curbs.

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Old 02-05-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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One more to show how thick it is in the air sometimes.

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Old 02-06-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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One more to show how thick it is in the air sometimes.

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I have to head out there again tomorrow. At least I have four wheel drive if need be. It's pretty though.
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Old 02-07-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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How has climate change affected Canada?
Here is something interesting. 100 years ago in Vancouver, December was the warmest winter month. Today December is the coldest month of the year. Not because it has been getting colder (it has, but barely), but because January and February have warmed significantly. As a result, Vancouver and Victoria have a higher chance of having a white Christmas today than they did 20 years ago.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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Here is something interesting. 100 years ago in Vancouver, December was the warmest winter month. Today December is the coldest month of the year. Not because it has been getting colder (it has, but barely), but because January and February have warmed significantly. As a result, Vancouver and Victoria have a higher chance of having a white Christmas today than they did 20 years ago.
If Jesus was born in Bethlehem and died in Jerusalem, I just never get Christians' obsession with "white Christmas". Jesus himself probably never saw snow in his life.
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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If Jesus was born in Bethlehem and died in Jerusalem, I just never get Christians' obsession with "white Christmas". Jesus himself probably never saw snow in his life.
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