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Old 08-11-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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By the way - the definition of 'cold' is relative. Comparing to Siberia, for example, , Minneapolis is not very cold, but comparing to rest of USA, it's very cold city. Interesting, that despite being much more south, I can go to Tórshavn (if sunshine don't care me) for some warm weather.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I like winter and cold as long as it's dry or snowing. In all fairness though shouldn't liking winter activity mean you like winter? Some things you just can't do outside of winter, or else they are much better done in winter than any other part of the year.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Here are the 66 largest cities in the world. How many get regular snow in winter?

List of cities proper by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pyongyang, Suzhou, Shenyang, Ankara, St Petersburg, New York City, Seoul, Tianjin, Beijing, Moscow.

10 out of 66.
And yet many of the world's most livable cities have cold, snowy winters - Canadian cities dominate the rankings, ditto for cities like Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Vienna, Munich, Copenhagen - you get the drift.

I don't think it's related to cold weather - but clearly people living in Helsinki have it way better than some poverty-ridden tip like Mumbai or Karachi. Just saying is all. Perhaps it just proves that weather is usually not considered as important for quality of life as other factors such as jobs, social security, earnings, health, education, safety, and other things. And if the warm climates of places like India have allowed their population to boom, then it is obviously a detriment more than anything, since India is overcrowded, filthy, riddled with disease, poverty and houses that don't have plumbing. Smaller is better - sometimes. The world's most populous cities are mostly hellholes anyway. There is no way I would live in Jakarta without being very wealthy.

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Still think you love winter?
Yes. I don't love winter in Saskatoon (but could easily tolerate it), but I would love winter in Helsinki or Stockholm. I love the moderated winter climates of northern and eastern Europe.

Also, did anyone stop to think that the OP of the other thread wasn't a winter lover, but a heat hater? They do exist. Most people prefer 'warm' weather, not hot or cold weather. Anyone who salivates at the thought of 90F+ weather is clearly a raving loony.

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:46 AM
 
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What's the problem? I don't like the winter because of the "wintry activities", I like it because it is cold and snowy. I personally don't like the intense dry cold typical of some cities in Siberia and Canada but I wouldn't have any kind of problem with an Hokkaido winter or a Norwegian winter, for example.
And I also believe that the fall, when the winter is coming always closer and closer, is the best part of the year.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The winter lovers don't like winter for its actual conditions, but for the activities winter brings, such as outdoor activities, ice fishing etc and the decrease in daylight.

How can anyone seriously like cold, snowy and freezing air? Compared with fresh, warm and clean sunny air?

Winter is horrible.

It's not even winter here yet in Winnipeg, Canada but the decreasing temps and daylight is already makin me cringe.
LOL.. That was good. I thought I was reading the same post as the other one. I'm the exception to this. Call me odd but I'm outside more and being active when its freezing. I never wear jackets or scarfs (even at 5°F. I stay out in blizzards even after done shoveling. Air is cleaner and fresher without bugs. It just feels like heaven so I enjoy my time there. LOL
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Also, did anyone stop to think that the OP of the other thread wasn't a winter lover, but a heat hater? They do exist. Most people prefer 'warm' weather, not hot or cold weather. Anyone who salivates at the thought of 90F+ weather is clearly a raving loony.
I'm the same. I'm not a winter lover, but I am a heat hater. 22°C is the perfect temperature for me
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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I can't wait to walk outside, feel the frigid air envelop me and smile. The only time I dislike winter is the ten minutes I have to scrape car windows every morning for five months of the year.

Agreed with Troms on autumn as well. The suspense is great and when it finally snows, it makes my week.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The winter lovers don't like winter for its actual conditions, but for the activities winter brings, such as outdoor activities, ice fishing etc and the decrease in daylight.

How can anyone seriously like cold, snowy and freezing air? Compared with fresh, warm and clean sunny air?
I like winter...........but I live in Indianapolis so winter to me does not entail what it entails in a place like Winnipeg.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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The winter lovers don't like winter for its actual conditions, but for the activities winter brings, such as outdoor activities, ice fishing etc and the decrease in daylight.

How can anyone seriously like cold, snowy and freezing air? Compared with fresh, warm and clean sunny air?

Winter is horrible.

It's not even winter here yet in Winnipeg, Canada but the decreasing temps and daylight is already makin me cringe.
With me, it is more a matter of looking for the bright side. I do not like the cold nor activities in the cold, and even more I hate how early it gets dark...but I love that all the tourists who steal my parking spot and stop in the middle of the street because they don't know where they are going and ride bikes in the middle of the road and make driving 5 miles take 30 minutes...go the *&%#^& home. I love how peaceful it is here in the winter
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'll take the icy winds, snow, dark, and gloom of winter over the relentless heat, sun, humidity, bugs, and allergies of summer.
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