Travel Video: My First Snowing Experience

As you know, the Video of the Week section has taken the summer off. However, I missed it, so I thought it would be nice to bring it back for a visit.

It is hot in Israel right now. Very, very hot. Very, very humid. Back in September, I made it to Bariloche, Argentina excited to see it covered in snow. Unfortunately, it turned out you can only see the town covered in snow a few days every year, and I missed those days. Therefore, the first thing I did besides going to sleep was go up a mountain to play with snow. As I was busy admiring the surrounding, snow started falling.

Snow dancing around an adorable red cabin in Bariloche, Argentina

I saw snow before in real life. About once or twice, when I was a little girl and traveled to northern Israel with my family at the right time. Yet until Bariloche, I had not experience the befall of snow outside fantasy or movie-watching.

Though Northern Israel is closer to my home than southern Argentina, I never seemed to go there when it snowed. Over the past few years, I’ve wanted to change that yet February – snow month in northern Israel – is a month filled with exams and papers for Israeli students.

The view from the balcony fifteen minutes before it started snowing. Watch the video bellow to see how it looked once the snow took over.

Therefore, I made a point of visiting Bariloche as soon as I could in September, to ensure I would catch a bit of its snow remains from winter. That first morning in Bariloche, it snowed over me for the first time.

I was in awe.

I didn’t know where to look first.

The open chairlift continued working despite the snow, though no one chose to use it at that time.

Plus, my glasses and my camera lens were both covered in snow. I walked slowly, awkwardly, to the balcony that shortly beforehand provided views of Bariloche. It looked foggy under the falling snow. The open chairlift chairs provide color as the ground is covered in white. Above the mountain, among the trees, everything seemed to be good with the world.

 

Where and when did you first see snow fall?

 

8 Comments

  1. I’m glad you got a chance to see snow. I spend a good chunk of every year trying to avoid it. Obviously I need to spend more time in Israel.
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  2. I love reading about your first snow fall experience. I grew up in snow and still think it’s so beautiful, especially when it’s coming down. I love this line – “I didn’t know where to look first.” It really sums up your awe and excitement. I hope you get to see many, many more snow falls in your life. :)

    • Thanks Sabina, I hope so too, it felt so magical :) It’s really exciting to read that you enjoy snow despite experiencing it many times :)

    • It definitely is. Really hoping to see it again next year, even if in a different place.

  3. Growing up in a tropical country, it has been and always my dream to see snow. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. I feel like I am traveling a million miles away every time I read your articles.

    ~Ashley

    • Israel gets snow about one day a year, so I’m always left wanting more :) Thanks for your sweet words, and hope you get to see snow in real-life soon!

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