Xinjiang Tour - on the road
Xinjiang, remote and mysterious place. Pairs have been living in the south-east coast of me, it is a elusive dream. I finally went to Xinjiang啦! In the summer of 2002 - after reading the Korea-Japan World Cup, quit his job, that summer boredom.
Origin of a friend told me she was going to Xinjiang to play, with the school group to go. I say post your itinerary come let's see it! I soon saw a very detailed plan, distant Xinjiang has suddenly become real! So decided to go to Xinjiang to play, a rare accident in holiday! Of course, to make such a decision also experienced a fierce ideological struggle: the cost - it may be enough for me to buy one square meter house in the city has!
Rush online to post, to find like-minded! Really too hasty, and咱get back to the re-employment of laid-off ah! Departure time locked in early in August, from July until the end decided to go to half of Xinjiang. It was very fortunate to Guangzhou starting with the passers-by ... ...
Go to Lanzhou, the train is August 10, and bought a "Guangzhou Daily" go visit the station in time. Weather very hot, damn bus without air-conditioning, an Rehan are unavoidable. A look at the newspapers as soon as they are a cold sweat: Beijing-Guangzhou railway cut off! Hunan-Guangdong border areas because of flood embankment will be washed off, the train trying to find fault! Guangzhou Railway Station has been stranded in the 30000 people? ! It was just a joke, ah: let the friends in the grounds of Beijing-Guangzhou railway break (which is the Spring Festival, when the unscrupulous cheat homeless migrant workers to abandon the train ride car to make the move) to convince one of the group to give up in Xinjiang, vacate the position to me. How to really do happen! Frustration have no choice but to try his luck in the railway station!
Station chaos can be comparable to the spring! Is full of people, I do not know where to go on the train! To go if people can not go into, we have Bay in the past ... ... After many setbacks before, and companions of small F confluence send cars up and down the small F mother looked me: away from home, we should care for one another ... ... Well, who told a girl it is a small F ! Small F energetically Cui mother first to go back, do not know when the train able to open! Fortunately, it seems the train is also afraid of her mother, two hours late obediently hit the road. Prior to this, my first friend into Xinjiang has returned to Xi'an. Heard of Beijing-Guangzhou railway and intend to change after the interruption of the fly back to Guangzhou! No wonder her: the train had stopped to open two days! So the way of small F and I are fortunate to pick a good day!
There are a few cool car people: two men and a woman. Sunglasses, tents ... ... fully equipped, one can tell it is illustrious. A question was originally going to Tibet. Opposite the shops are a couple with a pair of children, and later I learned that my daughter and nephew. Four of them can play cards, we only have two only to see them play! Little boy named "Song", where the controversy on the playing cards, mostly to make fun of the little girl he was "milkman" end. "Send, cattle, milk, and Hey, this is not Japanese?" I quips. Tired of playing cards, two children watch a train window on the crouch. "Milkman" cards though not up to much, logical thinking Daoshi fine. To see an empty parked on the platform, brand signs reading "Hengyang - Zhengzhou." He immediately concluded that this station is not Hengyang is Zhengzhou, the little girl obviously does not understand. "Send the milk," explained: Only the terminal or from the train station it be possible to empty呀! After a while, "milkman" We also found that the direction of the front compartment of the train had a larger number, but also concluded that the train should be, rather than in Guangzhou, Lanzhou. The reason is no reason for departure station car numbers will be reversed. I can not help telling him, look at shops sheets printed words: Lanzhou Railway Bureau!
Not out of the dark train of Guangdong, and nothing better to do on the bed. Forget about dawn, or at Changsha, Wuhan, Xi'an at night anyway. Baqiao edge lights, night construction workers are still being washed off the tracks, and the Hunan-Guangdong border in the case. Of course, do not forget to students in Guangzhou, Xi'an, by sending text messages, saying that I went to Xi'an, hometown of you. Xi'an railway station platform is made of marble, it is beautiful. Students do not forget to boast a pass, and then sleep on the train.
Bright days, when the train has been Mercedes-Benz in the Gansu Province. Some of desolation of the landscape outside the window is no longer a tree-lined South is no longer evergreen in southern China. Bare soil Hill, yellowish brown vegetation. This is my first impression of the Northwest. The train into the city of Lanzhou, the train had already been quite some coolness had. Lanzhou, with the cars of people pointing to us, which is thermal power Plant, which is Lanzhou East Railway Station ... ...
Wear fall clothing, luggage back after 42 hours of travel we went to Lanzhou啦! The train actually only an hour late, late departure may have been a two-hour呀! It seems right on China's rail transport is phenomenal. Go to Tibet's friends crossed the opposite platform, catch an early up Xining, Qinghai, a "bullet" express bus. We also go to Xining, but the morning is the Yellow River in Lanzhou noodles and iron bridges, the afternoon before going to Qinghai. F looked at the small of the back of them away, quietly said: Next year I go to Tibet!