An awesome trip planned at the very last min, 30 minutes before the flight ticket booking closed. Unexpectedly cold and eye opener at the Ice World. Highly recommended.
The Harbin trip is what I’d call a quickie trip. An impromptu suggestion by Scott Polisky (my long time meetup.com friend whom I met in person only the night before the trip), quick enroute to buy thick winter clothings, time-pressed purchase of domestic air tickets the evening before the trip, some packing, a sleepless night and wala!