E：hello everyone ,welcome to the aroma of life. This is Elsa .
J: hey,guys.this is Jamal,what a wonderful day it is!Have you ever hang out with your friends?
E:yeah,I just go back from the Qinglong Temple.There are all kinds of cherry blossom which make me so impressed.
J:really?Sounds great.So there must be a lot of people.Several days ago, I also planed to go there to see the flowers.But for some reasons ,we failed to make it eventually.could you tell me some details?
E:Absolutely,when i stepped into the yard,smelling the sweet fragrance of flowers.There were many couples standing in front of the tree, laughing and taking photos to mark this moment.And you know what,some kids were flying the lovely kites in the square ,which recalled me my childhood.You won’t regret coming here.
J:I can’t wait to see it,but I still have many assignments to do.( )
J:Recently, I wanna make a plan to entertain. How about traveling?
E: yeah, Travel is a good way to relax and broaden our horizon. During your travel, you can turn off your cellphone and keep far from the Internet. You can forget your work, your study or your family, and just enjoy the leisure time. And you can contact with different people.They may be a window for you to know a different world. Meeting various people, experiencing things, which make your world bigger.
J: Many people like traveling. They just feel happy when traveling. But not many people catch on the meaning of travel. So,what do you think about it?
E:i think one of the meanings is to find happiness. Putting aside all the troubles to enjoy themselves usually makes people happy.
J:that’s true,There is another important meaning. It is to learn things. To go out for a visit can enlarge people’s vision. People can learn a lot from it. Therefore, sometimes we will find that some people will be different after they return home from travel. It is because they learn the true meaning of travel. ( )
E:I have ever been to Yunnan Province with my sister to enjoy my summer vacation. During the five-day trip, we visited many famous sites of interest in this province.Indeed, both my sister and I had such a good time in this tour that we could not help but plan our trip to this province for another time the moment we arrived at home!
J:It is a good idea to go to the Yunnan in Summer.Yunnan is famous for beautiful mountains,rivers and full with many local minorities.
E:Alright,Yunnan is high elevated, comparatively level expanse of land and a plateau, it has a overall warm weather, which is perfectly fit for human.
J:As far as I am concerned,One of the most famous scenic spots in Yunnan is Lijiang ancient city.It is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation.
E:yeah, you're right.The roads in the town are paved with colored pebbles produced in Lijiang, and there are many stone bridges and memorial archways built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Most of the residences are made of earth and wood. Palace murals depicting religious themes were painted during the Ming Dynasty. ( )
J:The people of Naxi, while developing their land of snow-clad mountains and turbulent rivers since ancient times, have to their credit the "Dong Ba Culture" seen as one of the world wonders, a culture all-embracing while unique.
E:The traditional Dongba Culture of the Naxi ethnic group has been preserved in Lijiang.There is a love story from the LiJiang NaXi culture.
J:love story?Sounds interesting!
E:In the past, the NaXi's love is free, but the marriage is not freedom,and always depends on the parents, so many people would rather die than marry with someone he/she doesn't like.
J:So what would they do to object to this? will those young boys and girls escape?
E:Don't worry, just listen to me.So, in the past, if the Naxi men and women can not marry with he/she loved, they will commit suicide in the top of the Yulong Snow Mountain, then after death their souls will go to the "Yulong third country", and together with each other forever.
J:Yulong Snow Mountain?I heard there was snow all year round.
E:The Naxi have a faith which described a "Yulong third country", it is a really nice place on the Yulong Snow Mountain, where all the beautiful as paradise. （）
J:Another famous place is XiShuangBanNa.If you get there on Water-splashing Day,both men and women were splashing each other.That means:the more water you are splashed,the luckier you will be.
E:Known as a huge natural zoo, Xishuangbanna’s rain forest and monsoon jungles provide a habitat for nearly 1000 species of animals,within thick and boundless forests wild elephants and wild oxen rambling about,with peacocks in their pride,gibbons at play,and hornbills whispering.
J:Besides the landscape here, in my opinion there is another factor making you here, which is the climate in Yunnan. As we all know Kunming is called the Spring City that because it’s always warm as spring.
E:eh….Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, sits at 6,500 feet above sea level off the
northern shore of the Lake Dian,the province’s largest lake.The altitude makes Kunming
pleasantly cool in the summer, sunny and mild in the winter. （）
J:This time in Yunnan you have eat a lot of delicious food, right?
E:Of course. Kunming dishes are representative of Yunnan cuisine, which combines cooking styles of other cities and nationalities outside Kunming. The most fabulous of all Yunnan food is Yunnan rice noodles.
J:I have heard that the cross-bridge rice noodle in Yunnan is very delicious.It is one of the featured specialties of Kunming and Yunnan. Season with pepper powder, gourmet powder, fried chili, and chopped onion; the flavorful soup is colorful red, green, yellow and white.
E:A bowl of extremely hot chicken broth, various slices of meat, including chicken, fish, and meat up to nine varieties, with various seasonings and rice noodles.I was specially happy.
J:There is a story about the cross-bridge noodle, do you know it?
E:I've heard some, but not all.i want to know more.
J: That’s all right.Once upon a time,there was an scholar living in a islet. Every day his wife sent
meals for him across a bridge.One day, his wife mistook to pot the chicken soup with the meat.Unexpected,the rice noodle made in this soup tastes fresh and delicious. From then on, others imitate the way to make rice noodle and call it by a good name of “Mengzi Cross Bridge Rice Noodle”.
E:If you go to Kunming, you can try some local food.And you can find good places and restaurants to write in kunming during your kunming tour.（）
J:Okay, I'll think it over.After discussing with you, I have a new understanding of Yunnan.
E:I hope I can help you with your choice.Hope you can enjoy it.I am waiting for you to share your interesting journey.
J:Okay,today is talking too much,it is time to end our talking.see you next time.