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The Infamous English Weather

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小编摘要:英国人不喜欢自己国家的气候,他们认为英国太冷太湿。所以英国人喜欢的旅游目的地有灿烂的阳光,有沙滩以及伏特加美酒。

The English loathe their weather. 

 


They think it’s too cold and too wet.  The most popular tourist destinations for the English tend to be where there are plenty of sun, sand & vodka (or whatever drinks of their fancies), though in recent years themed travels with a variety of focuses other than sunbathing and beach volleyballs have increased substantially.  They give out distinctive impressions that they wouldn’t hesitate, if they could, to swap locations with residents of tropical climates.
 
Personally I think they don’t know how lucky they are with their weather.
 
Typical English summer temperatures rarely break through 30 degrees and winter temperatures hardly drops below zero.  Though English winters can be long & dark but the central heating systems make it reasonably comfortable to simply stay indoors instead.
 
After having arrived and stayed in England for 3 years, I returned to Shanghai in December 1992 and it was so cold that I was wearing snow jacket indoors and still felt freezing cold. One year later I returned to Shanghai in August and it was so hot that I practically stayed indoors throughout the days and only ventured out in the evenings after the sun had gone down.  It goes without saying I subsequently did everything I could to avoid visiting China either in the winter or summer again for the rest of the years until recently!
 
David Landes concluded in his book “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations” that the cool climate was one of the main contributing factors making Europe and other areas consisting of mainly European immigrants the wealthiest regions in this world.
 
So if you live in England, consider yourself lucky.
 
p.s. Shanghai is full of cool breeze today – what a treat!
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2011-06-07 15:08 编辑:mondream
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