I sometimes arrogantly say “I don’t ‘do’ winters”. And why would you, if you don’t like winter? There are so many places to go during the cold, grey, wet season in Europe. Normally I go to Thailand, for the Dynamite Circle conference. During Covid, when Asia was ‘closed’, I spent two winters in Cape Town.
Last year I spent my first winter in Europe in 15 years; in my Tiny Trullo in Puglia. Because I had floor heating it was quite comfortable. I (re)discovered how a winter, with shorter days, and less activity, gave me the opportunity to restore, like a winter sleep.
This year I will go to Thailand again in Oct / Nov for my writing retreat on Koh Phangan island and after that, I have not made plans until my writing retreat in Curaçao in March. Maybe I’ll go to Argentina to dance tango, maybe I’ll spend some time in Puglia again, maybe I’ll go skiing in France like I planned last year, but then my eye problem happened. Who knows, I may combine all these things…
What are your favourite winter locations and activities?