Man Takes 84-year-old Mom on Tibet Motorcycle Road Trip
Song Jianhui, 54, and his 84-year-old mother arrived safely at their home insouthwest China’s Sichuan Province on July 1, after making a trip to Tibet on amotorcycle, the Chengdu Business Daily reports.
They spent 17 days traveling a total of 5,000 kilometers.
Song, a resident of Leshan city, loves outdoor sports, and is especially good at swimming and motorcycling.
One day inearly June, Song asked his mother if there was a place she wanted to visit most. She answered immediately: “Tibet!”
Aftermaking necessary preparations, they set out on June 16 and arrived in Lhasa onthe afternoon of June 21. “Mum was very happy and excited upon stepping onthis pure land of Tibet,” said Song.
Duringtheir two-day stay in Lhasa, they visited famous sites such as the Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace.
On the morning of June 23, they left Tibet for home. In order to enjoy different scenery, they chose a different route.
Commenting on Tibet, the mother said: “It was beautiful! Beautiful scenery, with good air quality, too!”
For safety concerns, Song said his mother had taken medicine to prevent possible altitude sickness before the trip, and that they would have retreated if she showed any sign of it.
However, at an altitude of 5,130 meters, “I had no reaction (to the high altitude) at all,” said the mother. She had even asked her son, “Is this the highest mountain along the way to Tibet, with such a small height? It’s simply a wet blanket!”