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  • Hulun Buir Grassland 4 Days’ Trip

    Hulun Buir Grassland 4 Days’ Trip

    呼伦贝尔大草原4天游

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    Driver and guide: Xin Gang

    司机➕导游:辛刚

    Guide assistant and interpreter: Youxi  (me)

    导游助手➕翻译:由希 (我)

    Cook: Shu shu and Shen shen

    厨师:叔叔和婶婶

    Adventurers: Arwed, Lina and Felix

    游客:Arwed, Lina and Felix

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    July 10 – July 13 2017

    2017年7月10日-7月13日

    Day 1:     Moving stones and digging mud

    第一天:搬砖和挖泥巴

    Day 2:      Horse riding Vs. Fishing

    第二天:  骑马 Vs. 钓鱼

    Day 3:       Mongolian style

    第三天:   蒙古风格

    Day 4:       Farewell dumplings

    第四天:   告别饺子

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    Day 1: July 10, 2017  (2017年7月10日)

    Moving stones and digging mud

    搬砖和挖泥巴

    Xin Gang and I picked up Arwed, Lina and Felix at 8:30am at their hotel in Hailar.

    我和辛刚8点半去海拉尔的一家旅店接到了Arwed, Lina和Felix。

    Xin Gang told us that this year the grassland was affected by the drought and the grass may not be that green and tall, so the past days had been great weather for the grass since it had been raining.

    辛刚说今年大旱所以大草原的草或许没有那么绿也没有那么长,所以这几天下雨对草很有好处。

    Today, we could feel that the rain may drop anytime, but it didn’t really dissapointed us, we were all super excited to head to the grassland.

    今天,我们感觉到时刻都会下雨,不过我们并没有因为阴天而失望,要看到大草原而兴奋不已。

    We drove about 1 hour and reached at the Mori Gele grassland.

    大概开了一个小时的车,我们来到了莫日格勒大草原。

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    We took the walk in the borderless and beautiful grassland.

    我们走在无边无际,美丽的大草原上。

    There were horses, cows and sheep running wild in the grassland.

    牛羊马自由地飞奔在大草原上。

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    We could tell the grass was not that fully grow but it was still pretty.

    的确发现了小草还没有长多高,不过还是蛮美的。

    We walked about 2 hours and got to know each other a bit.

    我们在大草原上走了大概两个钟头,互相也认识了一下。

    At lunch time, we arrived the Ergun river and saw our portable kitchen with Shushu and Shenshen.

    午饭时间,我们来到了额尔古纳河,见到了叔叔和婶婶的移动厨房。

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    Shenshen made the most delicious Zhajiangmian. We also tasted different side dishes and the vegetables were all so fresh.

    婶婶的厨艺不一般,炸酱面好吃极了!我们还品尝了不同小菜,

    蔬菜新鲜美味。

    Even the Hailar beer was tasty!!

    连海拉尔的啤酒也相当不错!

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    Dessert was fruits and sunflower seeds!

    Arwed, Lina and Felix have mastered the skills of eating sunflower seeds!

    各种水果和瓜子为点心。

    Arwed, Lina 和Felix 已经掌握了吃瓜子的技能了!

    After a small break, we drove on top of a small hill and saw aobao.

    休息了一会儿后,我们开车来到了一个小山丘,看到了这个敖包。

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    Aobao:

    It was mainly piled up by stones or sand soil, and sometimes you can see aobao made by tree branches as well. They were everywhere in Mongolia. They were used as signs for roads and borders, nowadays they have become a ritual symbol for legend of mountain and road, harvest and happiness.

    敖包:

    旧时遍布蒙古各地,多用石头或沙土堆成,也有用树枝垒成的。原来是道路和境界的标志,后来逐步演变成祭山神、路神和祈祷丰收、家人幸福平安的象征。

    On top of the hill, it was unbelievable windy!! I felt I might be blown away

    在小山丘上,风刮得格外大!我感觉我要被风吹走了。

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    Then we went to the spot where the movie, Xunlongjue was shot.

    之后我们来到了拍摄《寻龙诀》电影的地方。

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    Around 3pm, we hit our road to the other side of the grassland

     where our camp is.

    下午3点左右,我们准备出发开往我们露营的另一片大草原。

    Then our car got stuck in the mud.

    万万没想到,我们的车被陷入泥堆里了。

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    Firstly, Xin Gang tried to use stones to pave the way. We all got off the car and started to collect stones.

     It didn’t work.

    辛刚先下车用石头铺了一下路。我们也进入泥坑里去寻找石头。

    没起作用。

    Then Xin Gang went to ask for help.

    接下来,辛刚徒步到最近的牧民家求助。

    In the meanwhile, four of us joked about this black hole.

    同时我们4个人开始自娱自乐。

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    After an hour, Xingang came back with only a shovel.

    一个小时后,他只借来了撬。

    Shoveled the mud out and paved with stones again.

    Unfortunately, still didn’t work.

    利用撬把泥巴都挖出来了,再重新铺路。

    可惜还是不管用。

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    Around 7pm, Xin Gang went to call for help again.

    大概7点,辛刚再次徒步去求助。

    The rest of us started to entertain ourselves again. We also tried to stop cars for help. But no hope.

    我们再次自娱自乐,向过往的车辆求助。没希望!

    Finally, Xin Gang came back with the smallest tractor with the rope.

    We tried several times, and the car was pulled out!!

    辛刚终于叫来了一辆最小的拖拉机,还有绳子。

    我们尝试了几次,车被拉出来了!

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    We were exhausted and starving, but we certainly did laugh a lot.

    我们又累又饿,不过开怀大笑得很开心。

    Great teamwork and good bonding experience.

    非常棒的团队合作和培养友情的经历。

    How can you call it adventure if nothing unexpected happened?

    没有出乎意料的事件怎么叫做冒险之旅?

    Around 9pm, we made it to the campsite.

    Dinner was lamb, Chinese pies and different dishes.

    晚上9点,我们抵达露营地。

    晚餐是小炒羊肉,饼子和各种菜。

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    Our first day’s adventure ends with jokes and laughs.

    玩笑和笑声结束了第一天的冒险。

    We laughed more than moving the stones and digging the mud.” –Arwed

    我们笑得比搬得砖和挖得泥巴还多。”-Arwed

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    July 11, 2017 (2017年7月11日) Horse riding Vs. Fishing

    骑马 Vs. 钓鱼

    Day 2, the weather was just perfect.

    第二天,天气完美!

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    After a bit late breakfast, we did the horse riding.

    早餐结束后,我们骑了马。

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    In the noon, we packed our snacks and headed to the fishing place.

    中午,我们带着零食前往钓鱼的地方.

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    The guys enjoyed their fishing, and we enjoyed taking selfies with the fish. 🙂

    男士们享受着钓鱼,我和Lina跟鱼儿们自拍嗨了起来。

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    When we were fishing, the rain dropped whenever a dark cloud passed by. So we could constantly see rainbow.

    Can you see the double rainbow?

    钓鱼的时候,每当一块乌云飘过,都会下雨。

    所以我们经常能看到彩虹。

    能看到上图的双重彩虹吗?

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    After Felix and Lina went back to the Mongolian tent to rest, I joined the fishing team with Xin Gang and Arwed.

    Felix和Lina回到蒙古包休息后,我也加入辛刚和Arwed的钓鱼队了。

      I finally caught a small fish after 2.5 hours’ struggle.

    A decent fish with a decent size.

    Thank Arwed.

    经过2.5小时的挣扎,我终于钓到了人生第一条小鱼。

    感谢Arwed的指导。

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    We discovered a small desert next to the fishing spot.

    同时,我们发现了一小片沙漠。

    Yes, where is the grass in the grassland?

    大草原的草呢?

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    For dinner, Shushu and Shenshen prepared us the most delicious lamb.

    晚餐,叔叔和婶婶准备了最佳肴的羊肉。

    Each bite, you realized how beautiful life was.

    每吃一口,感觉生活是多么美好啊!

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     July 12, 2017  (2017年7月10日) Mongolian style

     蒙古风格

    We went to Daqingshan on the third day morning.

    第三天的早上,我们来到了大青山。

    Drought led to desertification.

    The view was still beautiful but the desertification has become serious.

    干旱导致沙化。

    看起来还是很美,只不过沙化的确越来越严重了。

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    It was superrrrr windy on the top.

    风超级得大!

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    Local people come here to carry on spiritual ceremony. We were told that women were not allowed to pray on top of this mountain during the ceremony, so they tie hada on the fences on the bottom to pray for a good year.

    当地人在这里祭祀。据说祭祀典礼女人们是不允许上山的,所以她们会把哈达系在山下的篱笆上,祈祷来年的好运。

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    It was said that this is the stone tomb of Genghis Khan’s wife Borte.

    据说,这是成吉思汗的妻子 弘吉剌·孛儿帖的石板墓。

    If Borte’s tomb is on top of this mountain, why can’t other women pray here?

    如果弘吉剌·孛儿帖的石板墓在这里,其他女性为什么不可以上山祈祷呢?

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    From the top of Daqingshan,

    we witnessed the horses doing sand bathing.

    It was a beautiful sight.

    从大青山望去,我们看到一群马正在做沙土沐浴。

     景色奇美!

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    For lunch, we headed to the riverbank and had barbecue there.

    午餐,我们来到了河边吃烤肉。

    Our rich and healthy lunch in the grassland.

    我们在大草原上的丰富和健康的午餐。

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    Then we went to the place of Xin Gang’s uncle

    and tasted all kinds of milk products.

    接下来,我们来到了辛刚叔叔家的蒙古包。

    品尝了不同奶质小吃和牛奶。

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    Later on, we all tried Mongolian costumes to take photos.

    然后,我们穿着蒙古袍照相留念。

    Look at us, we eat like Mongolian, dress up like Mongolian

    and we even feel like Mongolian too!

    看看我们吧!我们吃得穿得像个蒙古人。整个人都感觉像个蒙古人了!:)

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    After a quick dinner back at our camp spot, we had a nice walk and enjoyed the sunset with the beautiful horses.

    回到露营地后,我们饭后去散了步,

    在这些的陪伴下看到了美丽的日落。

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    Arwed had a nice ride as well!! 😛

    Arwed 这个便车搭得很有样噢~

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    Day 4  July 13, 2017 (2017年7月13日)

    Farewell dumplings

    告别饺子

    In the morning, we realized how fast these days had passed.

    How much fun we all had together.

    早上我们才发现时间过得好快。

    我们一起玩得好嗨!

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    For breakfast, Shenshen prepared handmade dumplines.

    She said, eating dumplings symbolizes the next reunion.

    早饭婶婶准备了饺子。

    婶婶说,吃饺子意味着下一次团聚。

    Well, making dumplings in the grassland was something very unique.

    在大草原上包饺子还是蛮稀罕的。

    It’s so tasty!!

    不过好好吃!!

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    Before we had to say goodbye to the beautiful grassland,

    we said bye to the horses and took some crazy pictures.

    离开这片美丽的大草原前,我们跟马道了别,照了一些疯狂的照片。

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    Dear beef and mutton, we will miss you!

    亲爱的牛肉,羊肉, 我们会想你的。

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    Our camp spot, we will miss you!

    我们的露营地,我们会想你的。

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    Our portable kitchen, we will miss you!

    我们的移动厨房,我们会想你的。

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    We will miss you!

    我们会想你的!

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  • Gubeikou gerat wall hiking and camping

    April was a month where we went to Gubeiko Great Wall quit a few times And every time it was completely different.

    The second week of April is the week where everything is changing in the mountains around Beijing.

    A few days later we were hiking on the same Gubeikou Great Wall…. This time the sun was shining and the hills were filled with white  Apricot flowers.

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    Again a few days later the Apricot flowers where almost  gone and and the strong wind give us rapid changes between sunshine and clouds   during our hike from Gubeiko to Jinsanling.

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    Gubeikou to jinshanling Great Wall hiking

     

    Yesterday we went back again to Gubeiko Great wall and this time the sky was so clear we could see as far as the eye could reach. In this area of the Great wall that means that the landscape becomes so picturesque that it feels like you’re walking in a movie scene.

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    As you see this is  times the same hike in the same month and yet every thing was so different each time we went there. Collors changed form yellow to white to green to blue….  a slow painter would have a hard time keeping track I guess 😉

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  • Gubeikou to Wild Jinshanling Great Wall Camping (2 days)

    in The April 11 I been guide three people hiking from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great wall and camping next to the Jinshanling Great wall

    usually  we hiking the opposite driection start  from jianshanling  Great wall and nighe  camping next to GubeikouGreat wall   but this time  the day before i check the weather , the wind  level is 4-5, so in the morning  we decided  start hiking from   Gubeikou Great wall  and night  camping next to Jinshanling Great wall,  because  the Jinshanling Great Wallit  camp site is more sheltered

    together is four of us ,me Heidi and   two Dutch Nicky and her boy friend  , one Norwegian Hans there are so nice people ,i like then a lot , after we set up tens  We talked  under the  moon and the stars. Nicky will   traveling a one year in Asia, and Hans  is law professor teach at Peking University  short-term

    during the day there are some cloudy and wind ,

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    Hike the Great wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou

    but we are lucky afternoon around 4 clock the sky became clear when we arrived camping site we have a good sunset and beautiful moon and the stars at night

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    I bought a new camera, hoping to take the stars pic , because I often take guests camping on the great Wall, often see a very beautiful starts , Unfortunately my little camera is not good enough, maybe good enough , i just should learn good from camera manual . the Stares pic is not  beautiful like a reality ,

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  • West Jiankou Great wall hiking,Great wall trekking

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    Badaling Great wall hiking and camping

    Wild part of Badaling Great wall hiking and camping

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  • Great wall Treking from Gubeikou to Jinshanling

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    Great wall trekking from Guebikou to Jianshanling and Simatai

  • Wild Jinshanling to Simatai West Great Wall hike

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  • General Xu Great Wall camping (2days)

    General Xu Great Wall camping (2days) June 18 2016

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