达洛尔硫磺湖 Dallol Sulfur Ponds

从阿萨勒盐湖的营地前往达洛尔并不算远,一路上都是这种盐碱地,没有戴墨镜差点得了雪盲症。

From the camp of Asale Salt Lake to Dallol it is not far away. All the way is like this saline-alkali land. Forgetting wearing sunglasses almost made me get snow blindness.

路上我们看见一个小盐峡谷。向导告诉我们当地人用它来制作传统药物。

We saw a tiny salt canyon. The guide told us that local people use it to make traditional medicine.

一位老人在采集盐石,俗称“挖矿”。老人送了我们两块,我们拿回来泡脚用了。

The aged is collecting the salt stones. Maybe he is claiming BTC ^_^ O(∩_∩)O

不久我们就看见了一大片红土地,刺激的硫磺气味扑鼻而来。

Few minutes later we saw a large red land, and there is a strange smell of sulfur coming rushing from the land.

这便来到了达洛尔了。当地人管图中的石头称作“撒旦的椅子”。

Those are salt and sulfur formations. Here is Dallol. The stone in the picture is called “the chair of Satan” by the local people.

达洛尔是个低洼火山,有着许多的硫磺池和温泉。向导告诉我们必须十分小心地行走,不然容易掉入这硫酸湖中。

Dallol is a cinder cone volcano. there are many sulfur ponds and hot springs. The guide told us that we must walk very carefully so as not to fall into the lake sulphate.

这里是一处温泉。和上图的不同,这里的水是可以触碰的。我摸了一下,水十分地粘滑。向导用矿泉水瓶装了满满几瓶带回家说是当药物用。

It is a hot spring. But unlike the one in the pictures above, we could touch the water. It was very smooth and thick. Our guide used bottles to collect a lot of water. He said it is another medicine.

返回营地的路上我们走的是另一条路。路上有另一个更大的盐峡谷。

We drove back to our camp on other road. This time we met a larger salt canyon.

路上一直有当地人在采集盐砖,骆驼也在往来穿梭,问了一下子一块盐砖价格居然只是10比尔一块盐砖。这么富含矿物质的盐砖,要是买下来就可以拿回家泡脚了。

People are collecting the salt bricks. The price of each salt brick is only 10 Birr. The camel caravans are are also moving around.

达纳基勒洼地是地球上最热的地方,所以我们回来后整个人都黑了好多。

The Danakil Depression is the hottest area on the earth so we got darker when we were back to the capital.

前往阿萨勒盐湖 Lake Karum/Asale

在火山营地吃过早饭后已经是十点多了,我们马不停蹄驱车前往下一个目的地——阿萨勒盐湖,这是埃塞重要的产盐地。

It was already ten o’clock after we finished having breakfast at the volcano camp. So we had to drive fast to our next destination, Salt Lake Assale, which is one of the most important salt producing area in Ethiopia.

车子首先要穿越一片荒漠。气温实在太高,经常能看到热气旋形成的沙“龙卷风”。这还是我人生第一次这么近距离地感受干燥的“台风”。

The car had to go across a desert. The temperature was too high. We could see many mini sand “tornado” formed by the very hot cyclone. And this was the first time in my life that I feel the dry “typhoon” so close.

出了沙漠终于能感受到一丁点绿色了,但距离目的地还是很遥远。旅途的疲惫很快就让我们入睡了。

After getting out of the desert, we can finally see a bit of green, but it was still very far away from the destination. The exhaustion of the journey quickly made us fall asleep.

一睁眼已经是傍晚了。车子趟水驶入,在一片水较浅的的地方停下来了。忘记带拖鞋的我只能光脚踩在疙疙瘩瘩的盐上。要是有脚气的人在这里踩上几脚估计脚气就治好了。要是来得再早一些就能在这盐湖里拍出“天空之镜”的效果。

When we woke up, it was already sunset. The car drove into the water and stopped in a shallow place. Forgetting to bring my slippers, I can only barefoot on the salt of the cockroach. If a person with athlete’s foot come here to step for a few minutes, maybe it will be cured. Unluckily, if we can arrive earlier, we can shoot the “mirror of the sky” photos in this salt lake.

日落后车子又是趟水而出。不得不佩服这盐块的结实程度,车子居然没又下陷。晚上在一座极为简陋的木棚里安顿好后跟着向导去了不远处的驻军酒吧喝酒。

After sunset, we drove out of the salt lake and arrived our very simple and crude wooden shed, where we would spend the night. Near the shed, there is a bar so we could enjoy there.

清晨一大早我们便离开盐湖岸边时遇上了去驼盐的驼队。离开时翻看手机相册,发现竟然忘记给昨晚睡觉的棚子拍照留念了!

Early in the morning, when we left the shore of Salt Lake, we met a camel caravan that came to the carry the salt. When I left, I flipped through the mobile phone photo album and found that I forgot to take a photo of the shed that I slept last night!

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我觉得龚隐雷是中生代昆曲演员中最具南昆风华的演员了,真可惜没有申报梅花奖。

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SM银2赛季奖励 Splinterlands Season Rewards Silver II

这个赛季用DEC换了几张火系召唤卡,瞬间好多已经升级了的卡牌的功能都激活了。这个赛季打到了银2,不仅每日奖励得到的卡牌变多了,赛季奖励也多了几张牌。

只有三张rare卡牌也还算好,不过得到的鼻涕虫真是太多了,其他相同的卡牌也好多,升级了也没有用,毕竟召唤卡等级还是低。卡牌一挂出去就被机器人收掉,我猜这是系统在使卡牌流通,每日奖励和赛季奖励又会把这些卖掉的烂牌奖励回来!

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才发现薛范老师在YouTube有自己的频道,优酷上也有不少从这里搬运过去的视频。薛范老师主要翻译苏俄歌曲,不过这个频道已经十年没有更新了。这首《我亲爱的母亲》也有由廖昌永演唱的中文版本

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Erta Ale Volcano Tour in Ethiopia 尔塔阿雷火山之旅

尔塔阿雷火山在阿法尔语当中意为冒烟的山,这是埃塞境内最活跃的火山之一,其中的岩浆坑被称作“地狱之门”。
Erta Ale, which is one of the most active volcano in Ethiopia, means smoking mountain in Afar language. And its pit is known “the gateway to Hell”.

默克莱机场 Mekelle Airport

凌晨一大早我们就乘坐最早的一架航班从亚的斯亚贝巴飞到默克莱。在机场见到了导游。在默克莱城里稍作休息后便驱车前往火山脚下的营地。正常的话中间需要历经五六个小时,全程十分炎热干燥。
In the very early morning, we took the first flight from Addis Ababa to Mekelle. We met our tour guide at the airport. Usually it takes 5 or 6 hours from Mekelle to the volcano camp. So we drove immediately after we finished eating breakfast.

阿法州的某地 Somewhere in Afar Region

我们在阿法州短暂休整,吃了点东西,补充物资。
In Afar region we took a rest and added some supplies.

当地小村庄 local village
远处的熔岩石 lava rocks in the remote place
熔岩石 lava rocks

一路上都非常热,沿途我们会停下来欣赏风景拍拍照片。下午车子驶入一片荒漠,时不时会看见一些黑色火山岩石。但是距离目的地还是十分遥远。下午的太阳太毒辣,燥热的空气消磨了每个人的耐性。窗外的风景一成不变地单调,全是沙漠和熔岩石,没一点绿色毫无生机。最辛苦的莫过于司机小哥了,那么陡的坡竟硬生生地轧出一条路来。
It was extremely hot all the way, and sometimes we stopped to enjoy the scenery and to take photos along the way. In the afternoon, the car entered a desert, and from time to time we saw some black volcanic rocks. But it was still very far from the destination. The hot and dry air consumed everyone’s patience. The scenery outside the window was monotonous and lifeless; all were deserts and volcanic rocks and no any green grew up. This road is a strict test of the driver’s skills.

营地 camp

傍晚时分我们最到达了火山脚下的营地。随行的厨师马上开锅为我们准备晚餐。从营地到火山口不到15千米的距离,无法开车上去只能靠步行。向导把我们的部分物资装到骆驼上,我们也各自背着一点水和干粮。月光清亮夜风很大,我们摸黑出发,每个人都打起十二分精神。脚下的熔岩石很脆弱,一不小心就会踩碎把脚陷进去。空气中弥漫着硫磺味,气味越浓离火山口越近。
In the evening we reached the camp at the foot of the volcano. The chef immediately prepared dinner for us. The road from the camp to the crater is less than 15 kilometers, but we couldn’t drive only walk. The rock under the foot is too fragile as to get the feet stuck. The air was filled with the smell of sulfur.

火山口、岩浆 crater/magma

向导说前一个月火山短暂活跃了一下所以我们看到的岩浆不是很多,太危险只能站在高地上眺望。山口的风很大,吹得人有些晃。远处的岩浆不断地从地底下往上冒。可惜我的手机像素低也没办法拍出这一壮观的场景。
The guide told us that the volcano was very active in the previous months. So we couldn’t see too much magma and it was too dangerous to approach. It is a pity that my smart phone couldn’t take it very clearly.

露营睡觉 camping near thevocalno

我们在距离山口附近的岩石上露营。露水很重,向导贴心地准备好了垫子和毯子。一路上的疲劳让我们很快就入睡了。一觉醒来已经天微微亮,我们必须马上返回营地,不然等到日出后气温会非常高。
We camped on the rocks around the crater. The fatigue along the way made us fall asleep quickly. When we wake up, it was already very bright. We must return to the camp at the foot of volcano immediately, otherwise after sunrise it would be too hot to walk back.

岩浆固化 all are lava rocks

走回营地的时候才发现昨晚的道路是多么美,怪石嶙峋,还有一些小草生长其中为这片土地添加了一份生气。走回营地大家吃过早餐,分享昨晚的经历,相约以后再来。
When we walked back to the camp, we found out how magnificent the road last night was. There were also some grass growing in the lava, which added a vitality to the barren land. Walking back to the camp, we had breakfast, shared the experience of last night and everybody agreed to come back in the future.

#SadSunday – Share Sad Music | Заметіль

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许久没听过乌克兰语的歌曲了,恰巧YouTube首页给我推荐了我最喜欢的一位乌克兰歌唱家瓦西里·靖凯维奇的歌Заметіль,单曲循环了一晚上。

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一首埃塞俄比亚雷鬼歌曲——Fiker(ፍቅር/爱情)

昨天周日在“跳蚤小巴”上听到司机播放一首阿姆哈拉语歌,觉得还蛮好听的,便问了一下本地人歌手和歌名,回来一查是首“雷鬼”。想一想,以前听到过的埃塞歌曲好多都是雷鬼风格的。不知道雷鬼是怎么在埃塞流行的,但是牙买加和埃塞俄比亚的渊源很深。牙买加兴起的“拉斯塔法里教(Rastafarianism)”就认为埃塞的末代皇帝是该教上帝的转世。“Ras(ራስ)”在阿姆哈拉语中意为“领袖”之意。“Tafari”指的就是海尔海拉西(皇帝以前名字是Tafari Makonnen/ታፈሪ መኮንን)。现在埃塞境内的拉斯塔法里教徒主要居住在奥罗莫州的沙什门内。央视上有这个教派的相关纪录片:Faces of Africa— Rastafarians: coming home to Africa

#SadSunday – Share Sad Music | Nothing Else Matters

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这首《Nothing Else Matters》同样是在那个乌克兰达人秀的沙画视频听到的。一直觉得金属乐太吵,Apocalyptica这支乐队用提琴演奏的古典金属相当入耳。

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#SadSunday – Share Sad Music | Журавли

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高一的时候班主任给我们放过一个乌克兰达人秀的沙画视频(如下),内容讲述苏联卫国战争男友参军恋人分离,沙画最后父子重逢的画面令人感动。当时便记住了这首Журавли,前些天在YouTube首页偶然间看到了这首歌,特来分享给大家。

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