Published:September 08 , 2015 , 10:31
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There's a lot to do at Qing Long Xia, near Beijing. Our thrill-seeking host decides to test his mettle with a spot of bungee jumping.
TITLE: Bungee jumping at Qing Long Canyon
Presenter: Tyler O'Neil, Alice Sun
Tyler: Alright. OK,alright. Hi my name is Tyler.
Alice: and my name is Alice.
Tyler: and this is Two Trails.The show where we go one place,
Alice: but we will show it in two different angles.
Tyler: Today we are at Qing Long Canyon, which is about two hours outside of Beijing.
Alice: There are many relaxing activities to do.
Tyler: As well as ones that will leave your heart racing. So let's go do them. I'll see you later.
Alice: I'll see you around.
Tyler: We've packed into the car and drove out there, and it wasn't too far of a drive. Well we first started doing research for this a week or two in advance and I was really excited about it because originally we just wanted to go bungee jumping. But then upon doing research on the Qing Long Canyon we found out that there is a lot more stuff to do there than just bungee jump.
Alice: In the cable car I feel real relaxing and the squeeze is really comfortable. Just me and the chair like I'm just sitting in the air. You can see the whole area. You can see the speed boat and the bungee jump tower.
Tyler: Hello. So, while Alice is down at the river doing the really boring rafting I have much better idea. How long have you been driving the boat?
Boat driver: Ten years!
Tyler: Ten years? Really? Wow.
Tyler: I really liked it because as soon as I got there talking with the boat driver one he had a lot of experience and two he seemed like he was going to provide a really fun time.
Tyler: I want it to be really fast. Very fast. Is it alright? I think I'm going to regret that decision. See you in a little bit, hopefully. Bill do you know how to swim? Do you know how to swim bro?
Tyler: Circles how do you say?
Visitor: Guai Wan.
Tyler: Circles, you can do circles? Just do a little, please.
Tyler: We've got to do that later.
Alice: I went to the bamboo area and tried the bamboo raft. I've never tried before so it's really funny. And the water when I put my face in the water it felt really cool. Feel really good.
Tyler: Aside from the Great Wall that you can see on the ridge line, and the huge Buddha that's stuck into the side of the mountain. It's all these big trees that make for shaded walkways. You can just relax. Everyone is so spread-out that you have space to hear your own thoughts.
Tyler: Man this place is beautiful. Do the zip-lining first. It that bungee? I have a friend, so she...me and her can we both do it?
Mr.Liu: You can, ok.
Tyler: Ha nice.
Alice: Cause I really wanted to do some crazy stuff like he did all the interesting stuff.
Tyler: I remember screaming like a little girl because it started bouncing.
Alice: I heard you actually.
Tyler: You heard me?
Alice: You were really loud.
Tyler: Oh right. Yeah, look at this guy.
Tyler: Which one do I?
(Staff: Just turn the wifi on.)
Tyler: This is the wifi?
Tyler: Bon Voyage! Oops...
Staff: Sit down.
Tyler: Keep this position? Alright I'm ready are you? Bye bye.
Tyler: So when we first drove in to the Qing Long Canyon area when we heading over to the hotel area and stuff. It was really interesting because you see the dam but then you can also see like just this like little bit of the tower sticking out and so from minute one I was thinking about like oh ... we're going to go do some bungee jumping. But like everything...Everything that we did, you can if you just turned your head you could still see that tower. So no matter all the other activities that we did we were constantly reminded that at some point we were going to have to jump off of that.
Alice: I don't know what I'm doing.
Tyler: What do you mean?
Alice: I'm getting nervous now.
Alice: No I didn't say not to go I said I was a little nervous.
Tyler: I was there and it did not seem like that at all. It seemed like you were terrified.
Tyler: I'm a failure.
Tyler: We were like on the dam watching them drop and stuff, did that make you feel more scared or did it make you feel less scared? Climbing up that tower that last time when we knew that once we got to the top we were jumping off was such a weird experience because you were purposely putting yourself in a position where you were going to be in like real danger.
Tyler: You are getting nervous?
Tyler: It's going to be ok! But you're going to go first.
Alice: Yeah I will go first because if you go first I will go away.
Tyler: Ok yeah. Ok let's do it. Let's go. Ladies first.
Alice: Thank you.
Alice: I will be fine. Don't worry you won't die.
Tyler: You're not going to die. And if you do, it will be really quick!
Alice: Yeah, like 4 seconds?
Tyler: Yeah like 4 seconds and you're dead. If we were to die, doing it bungee jumping, that's a good thing to put on your gravestone, right? Do you think?
Alice: Yeah...you're right.
Tyler: I'm bad.
Alice: Actually you helped a lot.
Tyler: I helped a lot?
Tyler: How did I help?
Alice: A hug maybe.
Tyler: Oh yeah I gave you a hug. That was good, that was good.
Alice: I'm so nervous. Give me a hug.
Tyler: It's going to be ok, it's going to be ok. It's going to be alright.
Alice: Ok, ok. Calm down.
Tyler: Calm down. It's all good.
Alice: I'm a big girl.
Tyler: Yeah look and they'll go test out the ropes. It will be fine.
Tyler: We're going to be ok. I mean I'll be ok. I then I saw you go and my first thoughts were, I'm not doing this. I just burst out in laughter and I like doubled over and I told Luy no. So I see you go and you like shoot straight down and then you are whipping around.
Alice: Like a noodle.
Tyler: Yeah like a noodle. And it was crazy and I was terrified.
Tyler: HOLY ...HOLY COW, HOLY ... Oh no that was a bad idea. I'm never doing that again. Never ever, ever in a million years ever. Never ever ever ever. Oh my God. Oh that was terrifying. Oh my god oh.
Tyler: Did it feel like it was almost like you were in a completely different world? Yeah, cause you were like that was pre-jump. I'm in a completely different life now.
(Director: Are you Ok?)
Tyler: Oh that was awesome. Never doing it again though. Terrified. Absolutely crazy. I tried closing my eyes at the beginning thinking oh that will make it less scary. But then you open your eyes way to early because you start falling and you are just like, ahh what is happening? And then I opened my eyes and it was terrifying. Absolutely terrifying. I loved it and I hated it. Oh it was so cool.
Alice: We did something huge.
Tyler: Yeah we did it.
Alice: My first time bungee jumping.
Tyler: Well that was incredible.
Alice: Yeah, I will remember this day forever.
Tyler: Yeah it was awesome. Like Mr. Liu was there and he was a local, right? So I think it is really cool that he's always lived in that area always enjoyed that beautiful area and now his job is to help other people enjoy how beautiful that area is.
Alice: He clearly loves his job, we can see that.
Tyler: Yeah. I love Qing Long Canyon, awesome. Hey thank you so much for showing us around. Really appreciate it, thank you.
Mr.Liu: No problem.
Alice: Thank you.
Tyler: You are awesome.
Mr.Liu: You are awesome too.
Tyler: Well my name is Tyler.
Alice: I'm Alice.
Tyler: And this has been Two Trails. See you next time.
Alice: See you then.