With the Winter Olympics currently on, and NZ today winning not one, but two (bronze) medals in the Games (!!), how could I not get excited and think wistfully about the snow?! Having so recently been in Japan and staying in Hakuba too (which hosted some events during the Nagano Winter Olympics a few years back) I remembered the other time I visited a host of the Winter Games: Vancouver, Canada. I even got a photo with the Olympic sign! Whistler is only a few hours from Vancouver and it is such an epic ski spot. Vancouver itself is also a very awesome city; with such a focus on outdoor activity, it is somewhere I could definitely see myself living in years to come.