Subject: winter travel in europe
hi ziners

we are going to be in europe from about january 05 for nearly a year. we are planning our itinerary and we have assumed that for the winter months we will have to stick to the mediteranian areas. are we correct in this assumption? how difficultt is it to be in paris/berlin/amsterdam etc and /or the more northern countryside for extended periods in the winter months? we arent skiers-we like art history and everyday living. i should add that we are sydneysiders with little experience of snow. Has anyone perhaps had to plan for these periods in europe? regards alan sydney