The Biome update in 1.7 has biomes categorized to prevent biomes with huge differences from being side to side.
When I spawned, I went northeast until I got to a desert NPC Village at around 340,70, -251. From there I went eastwards until I saw this:
As you can see, a Savanna Biome, which is a dry/warm biome is right next to a tundra biome, which is a cold biome.
The desert biome gets close to the tundra biome. But it does not touch it.
Also found an igloo with partially exposed basement. Coords: 1348, 72, -162
Here's the map for "Cerapai" ("-1961936697").
What I found immediately interesting is the Extreme Hills + sandwiched between a Desert and an Ice Plains at 790, 0.
The Desert Temple at 344,-344 north of the village is completely buried but it IS there.
Being very new at exploring 1.9 worlds I found the contents of the chest in this temple to be somewhat strange.
The contents of the chests in the Desert Temple at 728,24 is also interesting but more useful IMHO.
I does seem strange to stand on a Desert Temple and see Spruce trees and snow covered hills just a short walk away.
Nice find! BTW.
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I came back to this seed and stumbled into a taiga village in the cold taiga biome next to a savannah biome at X/Z (792, 616).