新疆之行A Trip to Xinjiang
Part I: for the video, please check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO1ZrhY5cgQ&t=16s
Since I was a kid
Xinjiang has always been on my bucket list.
I feel like before I die,
I have to see Xinjiang once.
And… I’m finally here.
Xinjiang is soooo cold!
Remember this sentence,
in the next week,
I will say it 10 times a day.
Xinjiang is too big,
time is too short,
we're driving too much.
First let me show you this car we rented…
Hard to describe in one sentence…
I wanna drag the car designer out and beat the shit out of him!!!!
Here’s the thing,
since Xinjiang is too sunny,
so I put my towel here
as a curtain,
It can block the sun～
Day one, we went to Koktokay.
The view is like a painting.
Although this hike is like some penises,
short and not hard,
but I still like it,
because it’s so pretty,
it took my breath away.
Sorry, I’m “driving” again.
Driving/cracking a dirty joke (internet slang).
On The Way
Day two is all about driving driving driving,
plus stopping the car to take photos.
My travel buddies took photos when they saw camels,
took photos when they saw horses,
took photos when they saw sheep,
took photos when they saw cows,
took photos when they saw trees.
It drove me bananas.
But I quite like them,
because they like dirty jokes too.
Among them, the funniest one is:
“you thought his foreplay was long,
actually it’s just because the pills haven't started working yet.”
Hiking in Hemu
Day three, the temperature was -6 to 4 degree Celsius,
the weather was rainy and snowy.
I hiked for 30 kilometers.
You probably think I’m insane,
but you will understand once you take a look at this:
From Hemu to Jiadeng Valley,
one of the most classic hiking trails in China.
First we were hiking in the rain.
After an hour, it started to snow.
After two hours,
we needed to go through a creek.
The rocks were slippery,
so our shoes were all soaked.
For the next 20-something kilometers,
my feet were like immersed in a fridge.
There’s no other way,
I had to keep walking,
to at least keep my upper body warm.
“Dangerous bridge. Don’t pass”
I don’t care.
If I’m doomed to die today,
I will die no matter if I pass this bridge or not.
we didn’t want to stay in a hotel,
we wanted something more local.
Originally we booked a yurt,
but the owner said it was too cold,
they had to take down the yurt,
and recommended that we stay at some local’s home.
I think it’s real fun,
so many people squeezing in one bed,
maids from ancient times???
we came to the famous Kanas Lake.
You know what Kanas Lake is famous for?
The legendary water monster.
I don’t care about water monsters,
I won’t have a chance to see them anyways.
I kept walking along the lake.
It’s so windy that my face hurt.
It’s so cold that my cell phone powered off.
I have to “measure” Xinjiang’s scenery with my footsteps.
just like other tourist areas in China,
Xinjiang is highly commercialized.
If not for hiking,
Xinjiang is not that special.
I think Xinjiang looks like Colorado and Alaska.
In the evening,
I went to a dope restaurant with my friends.
We asked the boss to take away the plates,
the boss didn’t even look at us,
he said: “Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I wanna drink.
Don’t interrupt me. ”
Part II: for the video, click here: https://youtu.be/ztZtexYpmhY
Day five, I went hiking again.
I went to Fairy Bay,
Moon Bay, and Wolong Bay.
I wanna cry,
it’s too pretty.
Take a look for yourself.
I went back to the capital city of Xinjiang,
Before coming to Xinjiang,
I knew nothing about Xinjiang.
Xinjiang is a mysterious land.
I thought all the Xinjiang people would ride horses everyday,
I didn’t expect that
Urumqi is not only clean
but also has a subway!!!
I spent a day chatting with Urumqi people。
I particularly went to restaurants and shops that only locals go,
because I want to understand their lives.
China is massive,
although I’m a Chinese,
I don’t know much about Xinjiang.
I told them,
Xinjiang has way too many cops,
every 100 meters,
I can see either cops, police cars, or police stations.
“We can’t talk about cops with you in Xinjiang.”
I don’t wanna go to jail,
so I shut my mouth.
In addition to the beautiful views and fast development,
Xinjiang people left a deep impression on me.
a lot of people think Xinjiang people are very dangerous,
as if they are either terrorists,
or selling lamb kebab on the street.
But I find Xinjiang people very hospitable,
friendly and straightforward,
just like those lovely people I meet in other countries.
The biggest problem about Xinjiang is
there is a lot of trash in the mountains.
This is not just a problem in Xinjiang,
it’s a problem all over China.
Chinese government is so good at brainwashing,
I suggest they brainwash Chinese people to protect the environment.
Each ethnic group should be like pomegranate seeds
hugging each other tightly.
Propaganda is everywhere in Xinjiang,
Why not brainwash people to be environmentally aware?
Learn the history of the CCP,
listen to the CCP,
be grateful to the CCP,
follow the CCP!
Increase your self-identity towards our great country,
the Chinese nation,
and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics!
I already thought of a propaganda slogan:
“If you litter, you will be hit by lightning.”
That’s all about Xinjiang,
I was only here a few days,
still don’t know much about it.
If you know how to drive,
you are welcome to do a road trip with me to Xinjiang in the future.
Thank you guys, bye!