My favorite season is winter! I have lived in three countries with vastly different climates, and I have always found winter to be magical no matter where I am. Whether Im in Saudi Arabia, Siberia, or Pakistan; winter is the best albeit for different reasons.
In Saudi Arabia, winter brought with it a peace of mind, rain, beautiful skies, and liberation from the harsh desert sun. It was the time of the year where going outside was something we would look forward to instead of dreading it. Winter provided us a mental sanctuary in a place where 50°C is not rare in the summer. Not only that, but winter also brought rain which is really rare. In the 18 years Ive lived in Saudi Arabia, Ive only seen rain just once in the summer so we always got excited to see dark clouds as winter approached. You can say that many of us love clouds like the British love the sun. The best part is that the government often ordered schools to close because of false predictions of heavy rain, so we occasionally got an entire week off!
As for Russia, I just adore how breathtakingly magical the trees look after it snows. I also love the feeling of drinking some hot tea after returning to my appartment from university when its below -20°C outside. Words cant describe just how strongly I miss the long winter nights of Russia.
Both Pakistan and Russia need separate posts due to word limit. Thanks for reading!