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Potato Soup, a native of Nanjing, Zhejiang Province, is 70 years old, a retired enterprise worker, and his wife is 65 years old. Both couples were not in good health, after retirement, one is to exercise, the second is to broaden the horizons and mind, they are hooked on travel, and from then on.
Q1: Welcome Brother Zhu, who loves to travel and write poems, to "Let's Go". One of the concepts of "Let's Go" is "the more you share, the happier you are", thank you for your positive sharing.
First of all, I am very grateful for the interview on "Let's Go", and I am also happy to share our travel experience with the bar fans on "Let's Go", and I hope all people who like to travel get a lot of harvest, joy and health!
My surname is Zhu, a native of Nanjing, Zhejiang Province, and I am entering my old age in the New Year. I nicknamed potato soup in WeChat, maybe people will be laughing and asking why I have such a dirt-cheap and low-key name? In fact, friends around me will easily get an explanation from my low-key life.
In my early years, I was an ordinary shift worker in the enterprise, and I spent more time at home during the day than my wife, so I took over all the household chores, so I fell under the title of a housewife from a young age. But as a housewife man is also not good when you must have on the hall, into the study, the key is that you also have to get down to the kitchen.
However, in decades of doing housework, although there was never much to build on, the only thing that worked was the ability to cook a bowl of potato soup to perfection. And to what extent is it good? Let's put it this way, although this bowl of potato soup has not won any awards, its name has not been out of the house, but as long as I burn potato soup family would like to give up other delicious food, but also can not miss this bowl of potato soup to use as a meal.
That's it, in 2012 my son gave me a smartphone and asked me what my name was when I got off WeChat. I thought about it and said casually: In the years to come, let everyone like me like potato soup, so call it potato soup! Who knew that this name would become famous? Friends from time to time also call me potato soup to tease me, of course, I am also quite happy.
Q2: Travel is a dream for many people, but in fact the majority of Chinese people have been able to travel in the past 20 years or so.
We all know that our country is a vast and multi-ethnic country, the geographical differences between the east and west, north and south, as well as the vastly different customs and traditions of the various ethnic groups, let us have the urge to see and appreciate, travel is the embodiment of this urge.
To say when did our tourism start? Let's just say we started when we were young in the business, but due to time constraints we didn't have the freedom and freedom to do as we pleased after we retired. When we finally retired, travel became an unstoppable experience for us. I retired five years early, the same year as my wife, and there was no third-generation involvement in those years, so our travels at that time were completely in line with the phrase "let's just go".
What are the places you have visited in the past ten years? How many places? This is here due to time and space reasons, it is impossible to name them all, including the very special domestic and foreign, famous mountains and rivers, also including the local famous and niche attractions. As long as there is to play, we will be a little bit of a call for the flavor. We don't choose a particular spot, we are a bit of an omnivore when it comes to travel (laughs).
Q3: After retirement, do you and your wife have any plans for your travel life, do you do some strategy before you leave, or do you just go with the flow, and what types of attractions do you generally prefer?
We can't say that our travel life has any plans and special, most of them are just spontaneous, and the choice of long term destinations is mostly due to the herd of travel agents. The diversity of travel methods airplanes, ships and trains, family members driving themselves to name a few.
It's just that in terms of time, since we have a third generation in the family, especially since we went to school, our freedom to travel time has been extremely limited. So, as soon as the children's vacations and vacations come around, we are "hungry" for our own travel life.
I remember one summer vacation, we could not wait to go with the group to the Pearl River Hong Kong and Macao, eight days back to Nanjing and then non-stop to the Three Gorges, Chengdu and Chongqing. The second time we returned to Nanjing in less than a week, we packed our "backpacks" and followed a large group of more than 30 relatives, driving westward again in eight cars, all the way through Chongqing, Chengdu, Xichang and Lugu Lake. As a result, this crazy "running" experience, also attracted the crowd kindly sent a "travel master" nickname.
Q4: Almost all of your circle of friends are poems with pictures, do you write poems for every tour? Why do you write poems as an unusual way of recording? Let's share a few poems you have written.
My circle of friends can be described as colorful, colorful and all-encompassing. I introduce the tourist attractions and feelings, but also introduce the family fun life.
First of all, in the circle of friends I treat it as a spiritual sanctuary for me. Treat the circle of friends, it should be like the reality of being a person, not only to be sincere but also to have a sense of responsibility, to be a friend, respect for friends, which is the way to be a person's hospitality. Because, here there you treat me as a friend I treat you as a friend, we can meet in the circle of friends. So a thousand must not take the circle of friends as their business customers, so that both lose the word friend, and even have the taste of blasphemy of the word.
The second is not to be sick in the circle of friends, because no one wants to be here to absorb negative energy and powerless to solve any troubles you think. At the very least, the circle of friends is not your mental garbage can and can spit "spit" anywhere, disgusting not to say, and even to your "friends" to resist. I say this may "offend" some friends, but I would like to tell the truth is well-intentioned. If you don't have something to send or don't want to send, you should try to present and share your best things in your circle of friends, so that everyone can get a kind of beauty and absorb positive energy.
In more than ten years of travel life, since 2012 with smart phones and WeChat, more travel life like a tiger, bringing convenience and a different kind of fun. Since then, every time I go to a place or a place of interest, or around the home in the morning and evening exercise I will be the day of what I saw and heard the photos taken with a sense of self-composed small poems, both simple and easy to understand and share to the circle of friends, attracting many friends around and praise. Over the past ten years, many friends have said with emotion: people like you who travel and like to travel, and do the ultimate in travel, are not many!
This time, let myself look back also can not help but feel: this in the circle of friends so many years accumulated countless photos and with hundreds of small poems, may not be an extremely precious spiritual wealth! Since then, I have started to edit and organize them in chronological order, and have made several large books of flat shadows under the name of "Footprints".
Later also ready to continue to organize, this thing also makes us feel is a very meaningful thing, but also let ourselves one day in the future if really can not run to travel again, we will not feel regret. At that time, we can easily sit in the rocking chair, looking at these photobooks, certainly will become a rare and extraordinary best memorial and memories.
For the small poems I have written, strictly speaking, they can only be described as poems rather than formal poems, because my level is limited, and I have not systematically studied and do not understand the metre of writing poems. Therefore, what I wrote out is only a feeling in the circle of friends to help cheer up. Of course, the good thing is that my friends will not laugh at me.
For example, a few days ago, my wife's birthday, I accompanied her forty-six years ago, we fell in love when we revisited the park, the circle of friends sent a photo to write: "Forty-six years ago, we fell in love when we revisited the park.
Leisurely wife and companion to visit Zhangyuan
Forty-six years of travel to the hometown.
A hundred feelings lament the passing of time.
Seeing the green hair turn white.
Cherish the years of miserly endowment.
Enjoy the good day today.
When I came back from a visit to the park to enjoy the plum blossoms, I wrote.
Mei Mei Meimei per Mei Mei.
A sea of plums appears in early spring.
The fragrance of the plum sea is intoxicating to the sea.
Eyebrows smile reflecting the beauty of Mei Mei.
When I was playing with dandelions with my little granddaughter, I took a picture and wrote.
Dandelion, seeds and light.
Where you fly, where you take root.
Wait for the next year, when winter is over
Yellow flowers all over the place are golden.
Q5: Traveling on the road, every day is new, seeing different landscapes and meeting different people, what are the places and experiences that are still etched in your mind?
I once remember a travel "philosopher" explained what tourism is. He believes that tourism is when you are tired of playing at their own doorstep, and change a place where others are tired of playing, that's all. To put it bluntly, people are an animal that likes the old and the new, but where they have not been to see the place always want to go to a fresh and fun.
Although it is said that travel is always a lot of fun and a lot of bad things, for us, if we say that it is engraved in our hearts, it is definitely the experience of Ejinna Poplar Forest in Inner Mongolia last year. As soon as we mentioned it, our hearts were filled with a mixture of excitement, frustration and mixed feelings, and that was during the latter part of the Nanjing epidemic last July.
Before that, we were scheduled to leave Russia, but we cancelled due to the epidemic and went to Beidaihe instead. But this change is still due to the epidemic in Nanjing, people do not welcome Nanjingers, and then changed to the Ejin Jinnah Poplar Forest, which was relatively safe at the time of the epidemic. However, it is also because of this twist and turn of the change and became to make us a million and one, engraved in our bones ......
From October 12 to 19, 2021, we did enjoy the beauty of the Hu Yang Forest in the eight days we went to Ejin Jinna, of which I wrote this in my circle of friends.
Stunning millennium poplar forest.
I was in the presence of a drunkenly beautiful autumn.
There is no melancholy in the depths of autumn.
No regrets about the extravagant love of a thousand roads.
On the 18th of October, when we were on the train back to Nanjing from Lanzhou, we suddenly learned from the news that there was an epidemic in the poplar forest behind us. It was a blessing among misfortunes that we had left the poplar forest after all ......
As soon as we got off the train on the 19th, the heavily armed police and anti-epidemic fighters took us as epidemic returnees and put us in quarantine.
Of course, this is a major national event in the fight against the epidemic, and we should certainly give our full support and cooperation. But who knew that the quarantine would not only be at home, but also in a self-financed hotel, followed by the community, for a total of 17 days. It was so hard to get to the end of the quarantine that I sighed in my circle of friends.
Late autumn, November 5th.
It was a wonderful feeling to get out of "prison".
Life Experience Ezina.
Hoopoe character cannot be forgotten.
The rainbow comes out after the storm.
Back to life haha laugh.
During this period, the saddest thing is that during the 17 days of quarantine, there was our baby granddaughter's 10th birthday, and the grandparents who love our granddaughter the most were in Nanjing, close to our granddaughter but were isolated from the feast by the "merciless" epidemic.
Of course, what is also engraved in one's mind is on the Potala Palace in Tibet. The actual fact is that you can find a lot of people who have been in the business for a long time.
Today to complete a feat that
First praise hero my wife.
The future of Tibet is disturbed.
Fear of frailty an old wife.
Challenge yourself with your will.
In front of the real battle with physical strength.
What is the lack of oxygen to climb high?
I tree mother finger heart fall to the ground!
Q6：Do you have any requirements for food, lodging and transportation when traveling and what are the expenses?
As we all know, overall for tourism, there are generally two kinds of poor tourism and rich tourism. In the early years, we tried to follow our friends to go on a low-cost trip to Beijing, which was technically a purely poor trip. However, this time alone made us say goodbye to the "poor tour" forever.
Anyone who travels frequently will often hear people say during the tour, "Travel is to spend money on crime!" That's what they say. This fully illustrates that although tourism is a purely playful thing, it is also a very physically demanding thing. Especially when there is a hiking project of tourism, but also belong to the poor tour, that is not good food and rest, it may not be a kind of suffering.
Of course, there will be people who say that nowadays, there are cable cars to go up and down all the hiking spots, so there is no need to worry about "suffering". I can't say what's wrong with this argument. But I think it's only half right, and half of it is that if you go hiking in a cable car, you've completely lost the fun and meaning of hiking.
Just like when we climbed Mount Tai, when we came to the foot of Mount Tai, the minds of three dozen people were immediately divided into three kinds of people on the question of what way to go up the mountain. The first is to take the cable car; the second is not hesitant to choose to climb freely with their own physical strength, including us; the third is the hesitant who will be divided at any time by the first and second people.
Finally, we spent a few hours climbing to the top of the mountain, at this time has long been playing at the top of some bored with the people, with a rather sarcastic tone, to meet us these tired and some wretched people said: "We are more than you play here for a few hours, not just a few more money well! Why do you have to be so tired?" I disliked them at that time, we with their own physical strength, perseverance to challenge themselves and the mountain was conquered by their own kind of feeling and pride is that you can not experience anyone.
In addition, the enjoyment and fun of the scenery along the way, as well as the photos taken by ourselves with our sweat blending the beautiful scenery of nature cannot be compared with money. This is not to spend money or to test the poor travel and rich travel is another two things.
In the analysis of what is "poor travel" and "rich travel"? To use a common phrase: you get what you pay for. This is an unchanging truth in sociology and economics, and it applies to tourism as well, as you choose a travel agency for the same line at a higher or lower price, and there will certainly be a fundamental difference in the degree of enjoyment. Besides, travel itself is to enjoy, especially the elderly in the journey to maintain their health and physical strength should not be shortchanged.
Q7: There are a lot of retired people in the GoGo network, and many of them are eager to travel, but have various concerns.
It is a good thing that older people have ideas and desires for tourism and have the action to put them into practice. To make suggestions, I think it is better to be modest, because now the country's attention to tourism and development, as well as the construction of various tourist attractions and facilities around the world are becoming more and more perfect. Therefore, most of the elderly are also on the road of travel, have their own set of experience, and are familiar with.
To say just a few words to those older people who have ideas and aspirations, but have not yet acted on them.
1. the outside world is really wonderful, especially now the world is more wonderful, do not wait for time, do not wait for money.
2. the best first travel to assess their own physical condition and physical ability, according to their ability.
3. gradually from near to far.
4. It is important to have sufficient medication for certain chronic diseases and occasional medication for certain common diseases before traveling.
Q8: After traveling to so many places after retirement, what do you personally feel is the biggest reward?
Traveling pleases the mind and body, and traveling exercises the body. To say that travel brings me the greatest reward than to return a healthy body.
In 2003, I had a major operation on my abdomen for cancer, and all or some of the seven organs in my abdomen were removed, including the gallbladder and duodenum, and others such as the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine were partially removed. When I crossed this hurdle, we continued our journey in the spring of 2004, and with this in mind, we let go of all our ties and threw ourselves open even more. Confidence and perseverance also brought out the best in myself. Climbing Mount Tai was achieved during that period, and since then I have been getting healthier and healthier.
Q9: The epidemic has affected hobby travelers to a greater or lesser extent for more than two years. What other travel plans are there after the epidemic?
The epidemic has been a shackle for those of us who love to travel since, but it doesn't stop me from loving the local attractions. Even repeatedly play can play a different mood, even the same a scenic spot in the spring, summer, autumn and winter of the year also have a different landscape. So I can also take different photos for this reason, write a different sense and wonderful.
May the epidemic end soon and give us freedom to travel, and when the world is at peace, we will continue to run on the road of travel.
Q10: Every person who loves to travel has their own unusual story, thank you Brother Zhu for coming to "Let's Go" to share your travel story, and finally, please say a few words to the bar fans.
Once again, I would like to thank Let's Go for the interview with me. In the future, let's join hands with these old brothers and sisters, raise our heads and chests, and take big steps towards the beautiful nature together. There is fresh air, there is a space for us to return to our old age, there is a place for you and me to release our happy mood ......
Also, a reminder to young bar fans who are on the travel trail right now. Time flies and passes quickly, I hope you can always take out your ink and pen or modern equipment to write down your beautiful time, otherwise looking back and then go back to find, but found that you can never find that let yourself inadvertently lost once the good, regret has been too late! So that when you are old, you will look back at your life and not be missing the most meaningful and most worthy of remembering that piece, but also a complete life. Finally, I wish you all good health and all the best!
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Some people say it takes a lot of money to travel
He is just a retired corporate worker
Some say travel requires a good body
Instead, he had seven organs partially removed
Some say travel needs to be in its proper year
He is still enjoying himself at his old age
What do you want to travel
He is the traveler around us
Not rich and not young
The most important of travel
Still a heart that wants to go
Life is only a few decades
Missed this year
May miss next year again
Don't leave too many regrets
Strive to do what you like