Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom.
He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically,
but almost with pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Into the Wild

Today is a profund mix of anthology, expectancy, sorrow, and everything. Sabrina went back to Oslo this morning (sadness), and I'm now preparing to go into the wild (wowee). I just bought a bike for 300 RMB, and I will now try to get this bike into a bus to Shacheng and hopefully the bus driver will accept this exceptional luggage... And tonight the aim is a little village called Jimingyi, where it is supposed to be very nice.

The Itinerary:

July 01st (today) : From Shacheng to Jimingyi. Easy.
02 : From Jimingyi to Xiheying (another small village) = around 100km...
03 : From Xiheying to Hunyuan (same smallness...) = another 100km...
04 : From Hunyuan to Wutai Shan mountain range, where sacred mountain and temple
overdoze is a risk... But the region is supposed to be very nice.
05 : Exploration of the surrealist surrounding. Spirituality, youth, carnaval, all of this...
06 : On the way to Datong...
07 : From Datong to Beijing, starght to Beijing Culture and Language Unuiversity.........
July 10 : School starts!!! And it will go on for 6 weeks of intense chinese... So I'll be a perfect

Voila. My legs are my propellers, and China is mine!