- Feb 22, 2008
Yeah, days get quite short in central Europe. The town my dad is in, Meudon, which is a little Southwest of Paris only gets about 8h:15min of daylight at peak solstice. I actually like the long nights. You can bundle up, have some hot chocolate and relax. It does usually get to around 1 Celsius during the day however, and freezing in the morning isn't uncommon.I guess i hate the sorter length of daylight even more than the temperature drop though.
Though we don't get completely dark days here in the netherlands they do turn pretty short in the middle of winter, to under 8 hours of daylight around xmas. Even worse is that DST will kick in next month moving sunset down an extra hour instantly.
I hope i'll get the resources to travel to the far east for as long as possbile to avoid the hwhole mysery. And while Iraq doesn't sound appealing i'd rather be in the nicer parts of the middle east (say egypt, jordan etc) than here right now.