AmenoTsurayuki 45M
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9/4/2006 9:27 am

たまに、アジア・アメリカ・オーストラリアの通常市街から離れている、なかなか面白いところへ出張できるのは楽しいです。

Every once in a long while, I actually get to go somewhere interesting for work. Somewhere outside the normal scene of your average Asian/ American/ Australian PacRim city.

麗江、Lijiang、中国の雲南省の北西方にある、元チベットの地方に行かれました。高度3,000mだけど、彼女と夜間スポーツを試したまで、そんなに気圧は低いと気づいてなく、ハハ、途中から、あれ、ナンかキツイなと運動しながら思いついた。

This time, I participated in a business convention located in Lijiang, China... in China's southern province of Yunnan. Lijiang is northwest of Kunming by about an hour (flight time), and not the easiest place in the world to get. It's got a base elevation of 3,000m, twice the height of Denver. I've been in high places before, so I'm no newbie to thin air; but, I did notice it later that night when trying to play night sports.

それで、アジアでの最高(ハイ、最高の高度)のゴルフ場でプレーできて凄く感動してしまいました。添付された写真はゴルフ場で撮れたものです。後ろの山はよく雲なかに隠れていたが、出ていた時に最高な景気でした。

Part of the festivities included a round at Asia's (and probably the world's) highest golf course, at 3,100 (over 9,500ft.) high. Heh, ... yah, even I can drive the ball 300+ yds. at this level. The photo included with this drivel shows the Himalayan mountains in the backdrop... rising thousands more meters / feet into the sky beyond.

で、もっとも面白かったのは現地の人々、中国の汎人たちではなく、ナシ、バイ、モアソなどのそれぞれのローカル人類でした。中国ではないみたいな不陰気だが、もちろん、みんな中国語できます。彼らの習慣、生活、性格などは(一般中国人よりも)例外でした。(←この場合に、良い意味で例外です。)

Perhaps the most interesting part of this trip... did I mention this was a business trip? ... were the various groups of people living around the area. Most of them were Naxi (nashee), but there were also groups of Bai, and Mosuo, and other tribes. About 60 years ago, they were living in a place called Tibet. Now, they are living in China's Yunnan province... (what a difference a little war makes). Lijiang lies about 400km east of Lhasa. To see, understand how these people live was quite refreshing - they were not your average stock of mainland Chinese. They all speak Mandarin as well as their native tongues, which makes it much easier to get around.

来年の第二ラウンド(ゴルフ)を期待している・・・。
Can't wait to get in a second round next year....


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