Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 20 长江源志愿工作第20天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!

It turned out I’m back in town. I was so reluctant to leave Bende Lake that I almost cried. But I had to go sooner or later anyway, and provide opportunity for other volunteers to experience this natural beauty as well.

There were only me and Mr. Yang Xin on our way back, so I took this opportunity to ask for his opinions and advices on environmental protection. At the same time, I double confirmed my decision not to go back to normal companies. In general, a good project starts with personal interest, after a tough beginning and making actual contributions, support will come widely and strongly. For example, Mr. Yang started with outdoor adventures, and now doing extreme environmental protection. Green River has even more professional outdoor skills than many professional outdoor teams. After making contributions protecting the Tibetan gazelles, they’ve gained the recognition and financial support from the government. Mr. Yang has given me good precious advices that I will digest and think through.

In the evening I was lucky to meet the legendary ‘miracle doctor’ Han Mei. This 140cm tall little old lady of the Zang minority (nick name of her in the documentaries) is very friendly, diligent, and energetic. Right after dropping off her luggage, she carried a medicine box to go from room to room and ask how everyone was. Her lovely personality has made it easy for her to get around anywhere she goes.

Sleep early today and get up early tomorrow to welcome a new day on duty. The Bende Lake should come into my dream tonight.





By volunteer Zhang Xuebin

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