Sino, Josef and I went to Qing Yuan on 12 Sep, 2010.
This was the first time I rafted. So Excited, I screamed all the way down the hill.
I went to Foshan for another one-day travel plan. It rained so heavily when we launched. Thanks god, it stopped raining when we started rafting. But it was all the same, cuz we would get wet anyway.
I thought we would go directly to raft, but it turned out to have lunch first. Before the lunch, we went a small smelly room to take a course on deer, actually, they were doing some promotion, persuading us to buy those stuff. They even gave a bowl of soup to taste. Sino and Joshf refused to taste. I had one sip because of curiousness. Ill, it was grossing..It tasted like a salty weired drink. It was a regret that we didn't have Qing Yuan Chicken dishes. They didn't offer that for our lunch. I was supposed to ask the tour guide to order that famous dish for us. It's a pity that he told me they wouldn't take away only if the MOQ was 2 dishes.... 68rmbx2=136.00... That was over our budget on food....
After having lunch, we headed to the QLX International Drifting Base. We need to take a shuttle up to the hill. Before we got on the boat, we need to wear air jacket and helmet. I picked a green helmet and an orange jacket. I will take a picture of it if I was allow to bring the camera with me.
Due to Sino was doubting about drifting or not, Josef and I boarded first. Two ppl per boat.
"Now here we go!" "Ah....""Wahhh...." "OMG!!!"
When I firstly drifted down, I felt that I was dying..lol..The water speed was much faster than i thought. It seems my heart dumped out for awhile. I couldn't even open my eyes at first several rounds. My fingers tightly grabbed the string on the both sides of the boat. Josef was not that nervous as me, cuz he ever drifted once before. He was so calm. Only I was screaming all the way down to the hill. Josef described me was in a mess. My helmet was push to different direction after every round. We got somebody attacked on the way. Some strangers used squirt guns to squirt whenever they saw ppl. We only have water ladle to fight back. Due to the watch speed was very fast sometime. One of somebody's slipper was drifted away and.....finally appeared on our boat. lol.
Around half an hour, we drifted down the foot of the hill. Then there came the problem. Due to we were separated with Sino in a very short time, we didn't have time to discuss where we met after the drifting. That was awful, cuz our important stuff(Money and Glasses!!) all put in her bag. Josef and I, two blind men blundered way back. Thank goodness. My clothes were in Josef's bag. After changing clothes, we went to drank a bottle of ginger soup. (Josef got little money on hand.) As we even couldn't find our tour we went back to the tour mates, we went back to the place we deposited. And waited there. Finally, we met Sino there. She decided to drift down in the end. A stranger persuaded and comforted her to have a try. She had a great time on the boat.
We went back to foshan at around 5 o'clock. Tried but happy.
My trip hasn't come to an end yet. I still need to go back to shenzhen that night. We went to a Japanese restaurant to have some sushi. It was on Josef (Tks.XD)
Finally, I got back to the dorm at around 11 o'clock (went to guangzhou to take the train to luohu, and took a taxi back). It took me 110.00rmb from LuoHu to Guanlan by taxi. I finally knew the cost . I was wondering the cost all the time. Thanks Tim, I didn't have any carsickness this time. Thanks for texting me all the way home. lol. Mua..