I am a Madrasi whose definition of Cold used to be anything below PLUS 20 degrees centigrade. Now a minus 8 degrees is acceptable!
The Ural River flows through Atyrau and one side of the river is Asia while the other side of the river is Europe! A picture of the river is below;
In spring the roads are full of flowers and lovely to walk on. Atyrau has taught me the meaning of the four seasons. In Autumn the trees shed their leaves in preparation of the winter and once I saw the winter here I understodd why cold coutries have a fall or autumn!
And finally I learnt of a winter where the mighty Ural Freezes over and people walk across the river.