It has taken me quite a while to come up with this post.
No need to worry though – computer problems.
Well, like I announced in a post before, I got my boots strapped back on today in spite of the foot rash and started slowly moving out of the city:
I accidentally came across a sculpture dedicated to the ancient Silk Road:
You know, the route I’ll be taking from here on will just be on one of the old Silk Roads, so I got pretty excited when I checked out the map:
Well… times, appearances and Silk Roads change:
I wasn’t walking all that delightfully with my foot, by the way.
Then, a sign:
“Wait, wait… more splendid! 等, 等…更精彩!” WTF?
Was this trying to tell me to hold on? But what about the glorious Silk Road sculpture earlier? The camels and the merchants, would they have stopped because of an athlete’s foot?
I’m not even an athlete!
Well, there wasn’t only strife on the road today, though – there was also cuteness:
And another colorful dot in a world of concrete and rushing cars:
16-year-old Chen Yixin 陈依欣 was just on her way back to school, so we walked together and chatted for a little while.
I think she thought I looked funny.
After about 20 km down, I crossed the first river (a minor one, I forget the name):
Then, just a bit down the road, I met with the large Wei-river 渭河 again:
I had seen it before when I crossed the Yellow River (the Yellow River hop), only this time it had a bit more grandeur:
So here I was, from one large city to the next one:
People and people everywhere:
…and all I wanted was a place to stay and treat my feet.
Then, another sign:
“Life doesn’t come twice, so don’t run inversely.”
The next days might prove, though, that sometimes you have to do just that: run inversely.