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发布日期:2016-06-01    来源: 李阳疯狂英语www.lyce.cn   点击量:


Three years have passed, but my amazing China experience is still fresh. Teaching English andworking in a German Bar in the beautiful small town of Zhongshan in Guangdong province weregreat adventures and could only be topped by a semester at Nanjing’s University of Technologyin Jiangsu province. Not only did I meet my Spanish boyfriend in China, but this adventurewould change my life evermore.


It would go beyond the scope of this article to mention all those stories, funny and alsodramatic, that I encountered during my time in China. Therefore, I decided to pick one storythat I love to tell my friends and family back home in Germany.


Last year's springtime had been the perfect moment to finally visit the Yellow Mountainarea(Huangshan) in Anhui province to go for a hike and see the beautiful scenery that attracts somany visitors every year. My boyfriend and me prepared the back bags, which turned out to bepretty heavy for the hike, and were sure to find an accommodationon top of the mountainwithout any problems. So we didn’t bother to reserve a hotel room beforehand and the hikingadventure in the dizzy heights of the yellow mountains could start.


The hike up to the top was one of a kind already. I am not an experienced hiker and thoseendless steps made me want to return to safe and comfortable grounds. But with the help ofmy boyfriend’s motivation: "Look, thetop is coming closer and closer. We are almostthere." Ipulled myself together and kept going.


After a three-hour exhausting hike to the top, but with reparative spectacular views on theway, we arrived on the top and also found a hotel that looked very inviting. In the context of aHSK4 test preparation at the Nanjing University, I felt confident enough to book a hotel roomfor the two of us in Chinese. When the desk clerk told me that one double room would beavailable for 1500 Rmb that took my breath away. Quite an amount of money for a student!After asking for a cheaper version, which would have been a gender separated dormitory for500 Rmb, I was about to lose my nerves. Especially after this exhausting hike, I was onlylooking forward to a relaxing bed. As a last resort, I asked for the possibility of a tent. Bingo!


The hotel's own kiosk owner sold tents for 80 Rmb. He was so friendly that he even offered toput it up for us. The location for the tent he suggested was right in front of the hotel next tothe entrance. So it happened that the only foreign guests that night ended up sleeping in atent in front of the hotel on the yellow mountains. The image of two foreigners sitting like dogsoutside offered a great photo portrait for many Chinese who happened to have their cameraswith them at all times (of course, we were at one of the most beautiful scenic places in China).


We spent a comfortable night in the tent and at 5 am woke up to see the incredible sunrise.Afterwards, we continued to explore the beautiful area around Huangshan and proceededwalking all the steps back down to safe grounds, which made my muscles ache even more thanthe climb up.


All in all, an unforgettable adventure like so many experiences I could come upon during my 3years in China. I am now living in Spain, a country that I would have never come across if Ihadn't decided to go to China. You just never know where destiny takes you. Future visits toChina are already planned.