On Winter Dress Strategy in North China Vs. South China | Speaking of China

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  1. Marta
    Marta November 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm | | Reply

    Meanwhile, here I am in “balmy” Suzhou. It is 13 degrees (maybe 15 inside the apartment) and I already got the first chillblain of the season! In Beijing I only owned one set of long underwear because I hardly ever wore it, only if I was going to be outside for a long time. Here I have a complete collection, apart from several hot water bottles, an electric hand warmer, a bed warmer, a small radiator… I didn’t need any of these things in the north! Besides, it’s true what you say about the sweaters, it doesn’t matter what I wear because the only thing people see is my coat!

  2. Timo
    Timo December 1, 2017 at 2:11 am | | Reply

    I wonder right now why they decided to split the country in North and South when it comes to heating?
    Appearently Xi’an belongs to the North and thus they have heating, but not really…only the new buildings have heating. Each apartment I have visited built before 2000s have no heating at all! For some reason my in-laws old apartment block got gas heating a couple of years ago. The thing is that the building is from the 50s and will be torn down soon 😮

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