A telephone conversasation - at last - what a relief


1. Beijing 02.04.08

2. Beijing 03.04.08

3. Beijing 04.04.08

4. Beijing 05.04.08

MAP 1 Beijing-Yingxian

5. Beijing-LouCun 06.04.08

6. Lou Cun-YudouCun 07.04.08

7. YudouCun-Laiyuan 08.04.08

8. Laiyuan-Wangzhuang 09.04.08

9. Wangzhuang-Hunyuan 10.04.08

MAP 2 Yingxian-Taiyuan

10. Hunyuan-Dai Xian 11.04.08

11. Dai Xian-Xinzhou 12.04.08

12. Xinzhou-Taiyuan 13.04.08

MAP 3 Taiyuan-Linfen

13. Taiyuan-Pingyao 14.04.08

14. Pingyao 15.04.08

15. PingyaoHuozhou 16.04.08

16. Houzhou-Xiangfen 17.04.08

17. Xiangfen-Hejin 18.04.08

MAP 4 Linfen-Weinan

18. Hejin-Heyang 19.04.08

19. Heyang-Dali 20.04.08 Heyang-Dali

20. Dali-Xi'an 21.04.08

21. Xi'an 22.04.08

22. Xi'an 23.04.08

23. Xi'an 24.04.08

24. Xi'an 25.04.08

MAP 5 Weinan-Hanzhong

25. Xi'an-Mazhao 26.04.08

26. Mazhao-Yangxian 27.04.08

27. Yangxian-Mian Xian 28.04.08

28. Mian Xian-Ningqiang 29.04.08

29. Ningqiang-Guangyuan 30.04.08

MAP 6 Hanzhong-Mianyang

30. Guangyuan-Jianmen Pass 01.05.08

31. Jianmen Pass-Zitong 02.05.08

32. Zitong-Loujiang 03.05.08

33. Luojiang-Chengdu 04.05.08

34. Chengdu 05.05.08

35. Chengdu 06.05.08

36. Chengdu 07.05.08

37. Chengdu 08.05.08

38. Chengdu 09.05.08

MAP 7 Mianyang-Maoxian

39. Chengdu-Dujiangyan 10.05.08

40. Dujiangyan-Miansi 11.05.08

41. Miansi-Maoxian 12.05.08

42. Maoxian 13.05.08

43. Maoxian 14.05.08

44. Maoxian 15.05.08

45. Maoxian 16.05.08

46. Maoxian 17.05.08

47. Maoxian 18.05.08

48. Maoxian-Chengdu 19.05.08

49. Chengdu-Chongqing 20.05.08

50. Chongqing-Wanzhou 21.05.08

51. Yangtze River 22.05.08

52. Yangtze River-Wuhan 23.05.08

53. Wuhan 24.05.08

54. Beijing 25.05.08

55. Beijing 26.05.08

56. Beijing 27.05.08

57. Beijing 28.05.08

58. Beijing 29.05.08

59. Beijing 30.05.08


English Version 45

Friday 16.05.08

A quake yesterday night and another this morning. I didn`t know it took so many before all gets quiet.
Yesterday I brought up the question of Tibet for some of the students and what do they serve for me? The CCTV9 "news" that Tibet has been part of China for more than a 1000 years. The "news" I already have heard and seen for more than 3 times even CCTV9`s always missing. The tibetans are only one of the 56 minorities in China. When I ask what happened in Tibet in 1950`es there is a "hole" in history. When I ask why the Dalai Lama is living in Indi I get no other answer than he`s not a good man. So now when Hu Jintao is negotiating with Japan and history has to be forgotten they also forget Tibets.
My mobile is charging! Yesterday the school had the loudspeakers going so they had to have a generator and when I saw them working with the amplifier I saw an extra outlet. So when they were working on the amplifier again this morning trying to get some understandable radio out I was there at once looking over their shoulders. There was just one spare outlet exactly the one I needed. As the celebrity I am I got permission and soon ready when ever the mobile net is.

Studying Resting Cooking


Just when I`m in the middle of something I don`t remember anymore a "telephone-sign" is given and a car is waiting with one of the Australians. First we have to write down names and age and passport numbers aso. Then we go to a place across the river where all the other foreigners are waiting. We are placed in a HOT tent. The first never gets connection then the phone is out of batteries. So we all wanders down to the queue where the others obviously already have been standing. This is the common queue. There are around 500 people. We manage to get into the line again where the others left it and there we stand! It`s burning hot but for an old traveller like myself it`s just standing the wait. You can only phone inside China! Damned! The only Chinese phone number I`ve got is Hong Yan in Chengdu. The number for the embassy is on the PDA! But when I search my pockets up comes a piece of paper with - the number for the embassy!
Unfortunately the queue that seemed not so long is 3 times longer cause all are in groups and most have been waiting in the shadows. An American that can speak Chinese has been in the shadow (and the old man has been in the sun) he comes back and has already made his phone call. Just now technical problems has put all to standby. A Chinese holds my number while I go with the others and after some talking and walking an elderly military man puts up a small portable satellite telephone. I`m two in line AND... Gets through to the Danish embassy and talks to Christian and is SO, SO, SO relieved at last being able to tell my family that I`m in GOOD shape. I`m on line for 6 min`s because the embassy wants to know all about me and others are tapping my back twice so I feel a little bad conscious.