I generally stay indoors as much as possible throughout the summer even before reading warnings from the Ministry of Health that the hottest hours of the day are from 10:00 to 17:00 and BEWARE of the dangerous rays. However, terrible as I find the summer heat, there are those who find it worse than me – and have found creative ways of dealing with it. While chatting to a middle-aged taxi driver in Ramat Gan this week, I discovered that he’s from Russia. It was interesting to note that he hadn’t a Russian accent. He described what winter was like in his motherland, and confessed that here he dumps two bags of ice-cubes in his bath every evening to cool off properly! You see, he grew up in Siberia.