Cooling Thoughts

"Suzumi" is a Japanese word referring to sights, tastes, and sounds that make a person feel a bit cooler in the oppressively hot days of summer. We like taking this 3-Minute Vacation to Ice Hotels of the World, where visitors can sit at a bar made completely of ice, sip an icy martini in a glass made of ice, and munch on local arctic char on an ice plate in a hotel in Norway made from ice blocks (and rebuilt new each year from over 15 tons of ice).

Although fanning oneself with a magazine is a little suzumi, too.

Comments (8)

  • Just loved this latest edition of Blue Avocado. Absolutely loved the concept of "Suzumi" and the 'Ice Hotels of the World.' SO amazing!!

    Jul 23, 2011
  • Anonymous

    Is that fire in the photo for real??

    Dec 05, 2011
  • Anonymous

    This is an amazing hotel and its made out of ice I would like to go.

    Dec 14, 2012
  • Anonymous

    I have seen a hotel like this a national geographic channel documentary they are wonderful.

    Jul 29, 2013
  • Anonymous


    Oct 31, 2013
  • Thank you! It means a lot to us at Blue Avocado to hear stuff like this! Jan

    Dec 06, 2013
  • Anonymous

    Can I have some ice with my martini? Ha!

    Feb 04, 2014
  • Anonymous

    This is great,Thank you! Love fire in the ice.

    Mar 03, 2014

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