During the ten years of my globetrotting
Camping has long been a part of my life.
Most of my camping trips are presented in the most humble of ways.
In the mountains, grasslands and forests where you can't go, build temporary shelters to escape from wild animals and mosquitoes or extreme cold weather.
In the cannibal tribes of Africa, when night falls and the field is deserted
Various kinds of beasts shouted in succession.
Through the thin layer of the tent
I couldn't sleep all night, in constant fear of the beast pouncing on me.
Looking back now, that must have been the most desperate camping trip I've ever experienced.
In Cappadocia, Turkey, I have seen the most complex form of camping.
An oversized fire pit was set up by the creek, and a chef from a famous restaurant grilled the guests on site.
The lawn is covered with expensive Middle Eastern carpets.
The band played "Bozrah".
The first thing you see when you wake up in the morning is a hot air balloon floating in the air.
This is the glamping - luxury wilderness camping that has suddenly emerged in China in the last two years.
The source of luxury wild camping, which also comes from Turkey.
The Turkish Ottomans would build extravagant tent cities as mobile palaces for their chiefs - the sultans.
These luxurious tents are equipped with silk, embroidery, expensive carpets and furniture.
In 1683, at the Battle of Vienna in Europe, the Turks amazed all of Europe with their "Tent City".
They spent two days of
A tent city, larger than the city of Vienna, was erected right near the city of Vienna.
And going back in history, the
This luxury tent camp in Turkey actually has the genes of the nomads in northern China.
Genghis Khan, the originator of extravagant wilderness camping, once used horses to pull a tall military tent to conquer the world.
Famous throughout Eurasia.
In the 13th century, a European painter who had seen with his own eyes the magnificent scenes of Genghis Khan's expedition
Through this painting, we can get a glimpse of the camping life at that time.
This attitude to life, which has flowed in the blood of the nomadic people of northern China since ancient times
is making a comeback with a new approach to camping.
What is worth looking forward to is the return of a more traditional Chinese flavor.
I was fortunate enough to participate in a moonlight camping event at Xi Wine in Guizhou this mid-autumn.
The whole event combines camping with traditional Chinese culture.
It gave me a new perspective on luxury camping, an activity that comes with a western twist.
It turns out that extravagant wild camping can also be very Chinese style.
In Western mythology, every full moon, werewolves appear, vampires are on the prowl.
Because, in the world of science, the moon manipulates the tides and influences the life of the earth.
The Latin term for mental illness is "moonshine".
However, in China, people interpret the moon very differently.
"The moon rises above the sea, the sky is the limit,"
"I wish you a long life and a long journey together"
Only the Chinese make the moon synonymous with hometown, with love, with longing.
Only the Mid-Autumn Festival, with the white moonlight in the sky, the brightness of ten thousand lights on the ground mood.
Therefore, the theme of this event is "The Moon is like a gentleman, and all families are together".
The whole camping will be transformed into a pure camping festival that only Chinese people will understand.
In the common perception of people, the
Moody camping always appears in some extreme scenes.
For example, the snowy mountains are accompanied by wine leading the way, coffee with a simple meal and barbecue.
This invariably raises the starting point of camping and makes it unattainable for many people to aspire.
But Xi Wine's Mid-Autumn camping event, which is being carried out nationwide, has no geographical restrictions.
Make this camping trip more approachable.
The purpose of this event is to enjoy the moon.
The Chinese are allowed to camp wherever they can see the moon.
Because the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a festival for every Chinese.
No wine is a gift, and the artistry of the event lies in the fact that we used Xi wine instead of the usual wine that we drink in camping.
Makes a big difference in the way camping meals are served.
In traditional Chinese culture, wine was never simply used as a diet that
Rather, as a medium to convey the sentiment of
"Hooch will be out for wine", liquor gives the holiday, is a kind of wine to convey the emotions, thoughts, family, friendship, hope are in a glass of wine between.
Xi Wine, on the other hand, has always been a gentleman's character and has always strictly controlled the process of making wine and the original intention.
This has been passed down for a thousand years, and it represents not only the culture of wine, but also an attitude towards traditional Chinese culture.
The gentleman's style of tolerance and generosity gives Baijiu a more profound gentleman's spirit to infect others.
With Xi Wine as the leader, the
Using traditional Chinese dishes to replace salads and barbecues, and mooncakes to replace the Western desserts at the end of the meal.
During this traditional Chinese festival, the
Chinese people should have been able to taste the food we can eat, the landscape we can see and the culture we can read with ease.
This unashamed and unsubdued calm and certainty, as people aspire to the temperament of a gentleman.
This kind of camping with a gentleman's temperament is the "glamorous camping", is the way to open the mid-autumn camping.
I think that one day, maybe I can bring this kind of camping overseas. On a mid-autumn night when I can't go back to my hometown for the festival, I will invite my friends from all over the world to start a completely different Chinese camping life with Xi Wine, and let them experience the beauty of the "national is the world" festival together with me.
# With a glass of wine, I wish all families reunion