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爬山

sunny 30 °C

小鱼对体育节目没有兴趣,除了冰球比赛。但在我的怂恿下,我们要挑战被白雪覆盖的峨眉山,这是他到这里爬的第一座山。
他很瘦,皮肤是典型的Caucasian代表,但爬山的厉害劲儿却令我惊讶。虽然我经常被自己的喘气声扰得走了神,但却清楚知道他可是爬山的好手,没有沉重的呼吸,步子不紧不慢,神情自若,显然爬山与肤色无关。
有了他留在雪地里的脚印,我跟着往前踏步。
他一边感叹我爬山反应怎么如此剧烈,像他妈妈一样,还没费什么力就喘个不停;一边也不断鼓励我。我想,我肯定能爬上山顶,即使手脚并用。
毫无悬念地,我们俩人都上了山顶。
即使被山顶上雪风一阵接一阵地抽打,在他的带领下,我们克服滑溜的冰梯爬上了最高点,饱览了新建成的佛像,还有远远近近的一片雪色。
被雪风追着,我们躲进了山顶上的一间茶社,享用了平生最贵的一次奶茶,御寒效果比在山下的任何一次都好很多倍。即使现在在超市里,看到了降价优惠的奶茶,马上想到了峨眉山,想到了金顶上哆嗦的两个人。
最近的一个周末,我和一群朋友约好爬山,青城山后山。小鱼少了这个机会炫耀。
杨泡泡,这是朋友的女儿为自己起的名字。她年纪小,却是老年登山组的荣誉成员,经常领着我们大家往前爬,还不轻易歇歇脚。虽然下山泡泡搭了缆车,她还是大家一直夸奖的最佳登山员。
朋友的爸爸是老年登山组的代表。我在想,用“老年”这个词究竟合不合适,因为上山、下山他都排名在前。每每不见其他人的踪影时,他都会建议停下来等他们赶上。
一起工作的一个同事每个周末都爬山。听说这还不过瘾儿,他硬要往腿上绑沙袋。听说,凭着这两个鲜红的沙袋,他赢得了不少艳羡的目光,包括国际友人。
我打算和他一起爬爬看看,当然不能要沙袋。我告诉他我能三个多小时又上又下,他马上竖起指头,很慎重地提醒我,“我和我的父母都是一个小时左右上下前山。”
我心有余悸,至今不敢和他们一家爬山。
朋友对一座不知名的山有了兴趣,准备约上大家试爬。听说山上面的斋菜好吃,更鼓舞了大家一爬才是。

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Angelfish

sunny 25 °C

I was searching for T-shirts on internet for Xiaoyu and me. Xiaoyu is his Chinese name, which means the little fish.

I was asked about what his name was. I always introduce Xiaoyu firstly as his name. I put accent on YU and told the people that it was fish, which was swimming in water.

I was looking for fish patterns on T-shirts and there they are. Three of angelfish are here, swimming to me together. They look so lovely and there is no doubt that they are the happy family.

The fish market in Kunming impressed him a lot. He did not expect to see so many fish in one room. Fish was everywhere, swimming from here to there, around us. “I need to take the pictures for my brother, he will be stunned by this,” his camera kept flashing all the time.

His father is a big fan of fishing. He showed me from one map of the 2nd biggest lake in Sweden, telling me he drove some places to fish. It is not difficult to tell that he had a great time by fishing.

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Xi'ning

19th

semi-overcast 5 °C
View Xi'ning, Tongren, Xiahe, Langmu Si on minfreya's travel map.

The train arrived in Xi'ning in the afternoon.

We took taxi to the guesthouse, which I found by internet. The guesthouse was unexpectedly deserted to some empty street.

The guesthouse was empty too, and we were only two guests.

The room assigned to us was down to the other end of the hall way. Some others'doors were open. I was scared to see that darkness in the rooms, but I still tried to search for something.
The night was frozen. My husband did not have a good sleep. He spent most of time recording my sleeping noice.

He insisted that it was snoring. But from his evidence, I did not hear anything.

Next early morning, we took the bus to Tongren, the town of Tangka, Buddihm painting.

We met some other backpackers at the bus station. It was surprised to meet the ones like us, especially during this time.

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Chengdu to Xi'ning by train

18th Feb.,

semi-overcast 7 °C
View Xi'ning, Tongren, Xiahe, Langmu Si on minfreya's travel map.

It took 22h to Xi'ning.Some minutes earlier than its schedual. To be on time, the train stopped at Lanzhou train station for nearly 1h. The people, who had already fed up with being closed in the cubics, were waiting in the long line in the train before it stopped.

When the door opened, we flooded out.

The people started to entain themselves by taking video of self-created dance, which originated from Majiang playing.

While we moved our eyes away from them, they tracked us, my husband and I, by their video sneakly.

Even it was winter, there still were a lot of people to Lasha, Tibet. Lasha is not only the holy place for Tibetan, but the others as well.

The idea was approaching to me from timeto time, probably we might get off when it stopped in Lasha.

The train has the signs and remindings in Chinese, English and Tibetan. It also has oxygen supply system.

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The Sea Aain

Putuo Shan, the Island in Zhejiang

sunny 26 °C
View Huangshan, Putuo Shan on minfreya's travel map.

I am enjoying the waves of the sea again, in Putuo Shan.
By taking a ship, I left from Shanghai at 9pm with the others. It took a few hours till 8 o'clock in the morning.
It is so amazing to enjoy standing against the wind. The lights were the stars spattered over the darkness.
I went to the back of the ship. The waves were carrying and pushing the ship forward. I was moving my body too following the ship's rhythm.
The night was so long because it was too hot inside the room and someone was making big noise for the whole night. Open eyes again by snore, I saw the beams through the windows. I got up after 4 o c'clock then. Walking out of the heat, I came to hug the morning, the morning of the sea.

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