Travel Notes on Tibet
Taking advantage of 11 seven-day holiday, I went to Tibet, dreams, turn full circle, came back a friend asked me, how kind in Tibet? I told them: good or nice, but the mental torture are terrible. How should I say? Always worried about the altitude sickness, in order along the cliff, falling rock, the road washed away by rain and the fear, attracted by the mixed style, is of Tibetan Buddhism, philosophy of life Gaode sleepwalk, but also impressed by the width in the plateau, lakes and snow-capped mountains of the sly Korea scenery, the feeling heart is too enriched.
Air-dry travel the most taboo sunshine rain in Chengdu on the plane when the clouds over the sky, I am also concerned about the bad weather in Tibet unhappiness. Promoted to high-altitude aircraft, meters clearly see the whole Sichuan Basin, filled with clouds, in front of the cross-sectional Mountains turned out to be forward mountains and little hills, rain? Lianyun are not, how can there be any rain. The following are stretching the entire side of the endless blue sky, mountains, very pure beauty.
October is actually quite the rainy season in Tibet, but the strong offspring of the end of the Yalu River Tibet Fue wide grassland has emerged in the middle, without the slightest shadow of rain, the sun yang soul that lingers on the plateau to follow the way of our entire tour. Possession of land in northern birch birch not as tall and straight, it began a long lateral branch from the root, October is the time for yellow birch leaves, golden leaves clumps possession of land facing the strong sunlight, a large series of brilliant tell people that the true meaning of the word. Looked along the way, shrubs, willows, and even the common cypress in the Mainland, they grow all have a cluster a cluster, and maybe it is good to have become more enthusiastic to welcome the sun plateau.
In October to the mountains of Tibet, in addition to the Director of the terrain a bit lower pasture, no tall trees, a tan from afar, but as long as there is a place inhabited trees, the Tibetan residential housing front yard planted with colorful post - colors of flowers, excellent bloom toward the sun, dotted with vast Qinghai-Tibet mountains.
The weather is dry, accompanied by women (of course including me) agreed to ubiquitous ball-point hat, sunglasses, painted skin cream, lip balm, but the breathing is still dry and intolerable. Fortunately, I brought a lot of oranges, eat the meat, and orange peel they cover the nose, the wonder is really valid or psychological reasons, I feel more incoming moist air. To Lhasa, there are women who desire to buy things as altitude sickness is nothing in one hand and clutching his nose, orange peel, one hand upon her purse, went straight to the famous tourist souvenirs in Lhasa street outside the Jokhang Temple Barkhor. Results in a stall on the Barkhor the early teen-year-old Tibetan girl staring showed us a long time, finally I had to ask me: "Miss, orange peel taste it?"
Did not know before the coin in Tibet due to a lot of preparation, I heard that some Tibetans do not recognize coins, thought it was in remote areas, resulting in Lhasa, the Tibetan paid Deng Sanlun car person, he said, pointing us to give him a piece of money, coins, said: "Do not." depriving us turn package found a money bag to find the notes to him. Some difficulties due to language exchanges, it is not clear why he was not asked.
In the more than 3000 meters above sea level in Lhasa, and many temples in front of a dirty child around you, "a dime a dime of money" (pilgrimage to the Tibetan people have the custom of begging is not ashamed to beg), to give them corner of the coins they do not, be accompanied by Jiangsu tourists foresight, holds all the preparations ahead of the corner of a lot of notes issued one by one, and I gave them gum, equivalent to down is almost a dime a. Later I went to more than 5000 meters of cards Yala glacier near the begging of the children actually ask us to take a piece of money, did not expect this incident ruined the standard of the rise in tandem with the altitude.
Carefully a thought, perhaps because there is no Tibetan coins marking the above, and any one note on both Tibetan marked. No wonder Bajiao Street share of the head, we are surprised to see and some specious silver (according to the stall holders said the old Tibetan currency) Tan Fang sold together, there is a dollar, a dime coin, I really do not know how they sell.
Tourism in Tibet to foreign tourists a few years ago has been mostly foreign tourists, in Lhasa, the eight well-known cheap hotel near the gallery science and auspicious day, you can see many young European backpackers who wore bizarre sunglasses sitting in the sunshine bench rest. Bajiao Street hawkers are mostly of Tibetan and foreign tourists in English can be used to bargain, while in some partial provision of the town, many shops only with Tibet, the British marked the two languages. We is not partial provision of the town of Gyantse ( "Red River Valley" in Anti-British fort located), the car stopped at the "parking lot", on the only marked "toilet" toilet, in a "tangka painting shop" Buy Thangka found that English is indeed very important.
The rugged mountain leading to Shigatse to go through more than 5000 meters of the ridge, our big bus was removed up, no matter how good scenery out the window, the occupants were two or three hours a day bumps a little tired, and suddenly a dozen pairs of tired eyes, Qi Qi Deng Da: mountain road in front of a few heavily armed foreign tourists, are riding a bicycle effortlessly forward. Road narrow, come see our car parked on the roadside they let us in the past, drink break. Several of the foreigners are not young because of hypoxia and strenuous exercise, lips were pale, and still in good spirits and waved to us, it is clear they feel very proud. The tourists on board for them a thumbs-up.
Can this be more normal, in Lhasa, we heard that the foreigners have more severe fever cycling (of course, is equipped with an advanced bike, but anyway, or a bike呀) to possession of the West, northern Tibet Ali, Hoh Xil and other regions, That's a cold desert ah, I really admire their spirit, and then I was told Shuishui Everest on bicycles who I probably would not be surprised by. Of course, such challenge themselves to embrace the spirit of nature there are some bitter endings, we Xigaze to see close to the hotel where the missing person notices in Japanese: Two Japanese youth in the self-help Tour in Tibet in July, the results still unaccounted for. Photo two young and lively face is toward us smiling.
Tibetan tour guides with the group of several guides are Tibetans, one of which is the guide manager, introduced himself called the edge Pakistan, 73 years, is a pig (which is probably the calculated with the Tibetan calendar), the home in Shigatse, this brings his fiancee Dolma with our car back together Shigatse.
Dolma grow a beautiful, big eyes, unlike the ordinary Tibetan people, and indeed while Pakistan said that she was a small town in Nepal side mirror was born, and probably some exotic origin. Side bar and Dolma going to get married, and asked where they were ready to go to the honeymoon, and thought he would say in Shanghai, no longer are Beijing, Chengdu and other major cities, but, he answered us, "go to Nepal," can not help but be envious of our gang of secular incessantly.
Benba obviously very proud of the scenery of his hometown, from time to time compared to Tibet and Guilin scenery, he said: the scenery of Guilin, in order to show the main, as a girl, while the scenery in Tibet, you should use a rough metaphor of the Tahan The so-called Guilin mountains and rivers under heaven, Tibet, Guilin wins landscape. We laughed at him overreaching, he does not argue, but self-mockery and said: "I had been called 'Side bar' (ed. bar) do!" Smile go laugh, really different from the scenery of Tibet Guilin benefits. More than that those of the famous monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, and Tibet along the Yalu River valley scenery & Poor's called people relaxed and happy.
From Lhasa to Shigatse has more than 200 years, most of which are mountain, going around in circles for nine hours to go near Shigatse faster when the dark days. Benba afraid we are lonely, take the initiative in conjunction with two other Tibetan singing Tibetan songs guide us that we are all a bit embarrassed at first, after benba a pick head, the Tibetan people sing and dance side of nature in full display, even the shy Zhuo Mary and Tibetan drivers have joined their ranks, all the way to Shigatse and melodious singing.