Wednesday, September 05, 2007

一個人流浪 (之一) ── 淮安 (古稱淮陰)





























星期一上午我到南京市公安局,去辦理台胞證一年多次出入境簽證。我以為隨到隨辦,立等可取,想不到竟要 4 個工作天!Mama mia,我只好申請「特急件」,不過也因而讓我的中原流浪之旅推遲到星期二下午才啟程。

我原本以為中央門汽車總站的車四通八達,到淮安也在那裡搭,結果坐地鐵到了新模範馬路,又向北走了我 10 分鐘的路,只換來一句售票員的「到大橋北站搭!」大橋北站在哪裡呢?難不成是得過南京長江大橋,到朱自清〈背影〉裡所寫的浦口?遠不遠?要怎麼去?我問到了「316 坐到底就是」,背著沈重的行囊,好不容易在車潮人潮交織紊亂、空氣噪音污染嚴重的汽車總站附近找到了公車站牌。後來基於時間成本的考量我決定放棄搭公車,攔了部計程車,果不出所料,司機飆上了長江大橋,下橋之後不久就到了大橋北站。我趕緊買了車票,就跳上正要出發往淮安的班車。

大部分來淮安旅遊的人都是來看周恩來紀念館,我當然也不能免俗,不過卻選了較不熱門的周恩來故居,去看看他出生、長大的地方。當然,我更感興趣的是秦末漢初、曾受「胯下之辱」、建議漢高祖劉邦「明修棧道,暗渡陳倉」的韓信,太史公司馬遷還特別為他寫了〈淮陰侯列傳〉呢!
今天 (星期三) 晚上我在徐州,過兩天再來跟大家分享一下這個西楚霸王項羽的都城、以及劉邦的故鄉沛縣吧!
(1) 淮陰市碑
(2) 淮陰侯韓信故里
(3) 韓信雕像
(4) 韓信釣魚處
(5) 不嫌棄幼時韓信、供他吃喝的漂母
(6) 「胯下橋」只留其名,不見其橋
(7) 淮陰古運河
(8) 淮陰廢黃河

5 comments:

pEisHan said...

超有趣\^0^/

雖然人在台灣,
但是好像跟老師在南京旅遊般,
希望老師能趕快拿到證件,
趕緊成行^_^y

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hugo:

Have you ever read a book called "where is Waldo"? It is a very popular children's book. Waldo seems walking all the times, and jsut like Waldo, I have been walking a lot these days here. We are setting up little by little. Though not "wandering" alone like you, I can pretty much get the sense. Quite an experience during mid-age.

Longman

Scully W. said...

Hello Hugo,

Long time no see! How's everything in China? I'm just fine here in Michigan. Our semester has started and tons of readings await me to consume them in a very short time. I miss everything in Taiwan, especially--foods! Do you feel the same way in China right now?

Anyway, just wanna say hi and hope you have a rewarding and interesting year in China.

Chao-Ling said...
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Chao-Ling said...

Dear Hugo,

It is really nice to travel around, isn’t? Using a digital camera as well as notes is indeed a good way you can capture the beauty of Nature and jot down how you feel immediately anytime and anywhere. Open your mind, you will find a new world awaits you ahead. Take care of yourself. I wish you the best luck with everything in the coming year.