Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mt Telecabin Tochal (2)

Continued from my previous blog on Adventure in Mt TT. I think we walked for about 30min before reaching the cable car station. By that time, Ang was already very tired and she wanted to go back to hotel soon. We told her that we are taking the cable car up while she can stay at the cafe there for a break. She told us to be back in 1 hour but I think nobody listened to her....

Another photo Tehran from Mt TT. You can get a clearer view here.

QY: Stomp Stomp....
Me: Nooo...
Naiba: Phew.. Tired...

Hahaha.. I also don't know what were doing in the above photo. QY~ Why you pull your skirt up so high? It's forbidden in Iran to be so arousing lor!

Falzi was trying to balance a snowball on his head.

And he made Naiba join him!

The snow was getting heavier. Naiba put his coat on me, afraid that I will be cold. I looked like a rice dumpling lor.

Bala and Xin en... Bala looked very happy to play with the snow~ hahaha.. I realized that Bala always got funny expressions.

Bala and Xin En again.

Around the cable car station, there were a few cafes and shops. They sold hot food for the tourists but I didn't dare to eat. The food looked weird! Anyway, I didn't felt like eating. Too cold to move.

Awwww.. So sweet, naiba was feeding Bala. I tried eating this bowl of noodle-like substance. It tasted sour. Strange taste and I didn't like it very much but Naiba made me eat some. He said that I should warm my stomach.

The cafe and foodstall. See we were all crowding in front of it. Discussing about taking the cable car up. Note that the ground was still clear of snow at this time.
After an hour of waiting for the cable car tickets, the ground looked like the above photo already! Amazing right....

Say Cheese~ Group photo taken at the front of the cafe. Can you see where I am? I am right behind. At this point of time, I was already so frozen that I don't feel like moving a muscle. I didn't bring enough warm clothes and I didn't expect to experience such freezing temperatures.

See my face? Like a sick face lor. My toes were very painful at that time. I only put on a pair of socks (unlike others who put on 3 pairs) and my toes were numb and frozen. I can only feel the pain and when I tried moving them, they felt numb. I kept on kping that my toes were very painful then QY suggested that I take off my boots and wrap some tissue around them.

I didn't want to do that at first because it was too cold and I didn't want to move my painful toes. Many of them advice me to wriggle them to increase blood circulation which I did but they still hurt. Moreover my boots were wet. Water already seeped in. I was too cold and I didn't want to move at all. I just stood there and stone, trying to ignore the pain. I was so worried that my toes will break off..

Finally Naiba came and he also told me to remove my boots and wrap my toes with tissue. I told him I can't move because I am very cold. In the end, he knelt down and removed my boots for me. I was rather surprised with this action as normally guys won't do this sort of things. So he removed my boots, put my feet on his lap, wrap tissue around my toes and put my boots back for me. Then he said,"I am such a good nanny, which nai ba will actually remove your shoes for you? I think only me lor."

Awww.. so sweet.

We waited for a long time before we got the tickets for the cable car. Then we waited for another very long time before we can take one as there was a bloody long queue! Look at the photo above. The queue was super long because that day was a holiday for the Iranians. Notice the Nescafe booth in front? They serve free coffee for the passengers. Even though I don't really like coffee, the cup of hot coffee was like paradise to me when it was so cold. It really helped to warm up a lot.

Me in queue.. My feet still hurt but they were slightly better after naiba wrap them with tissue. So I can still manage to smile abit.

Drinking coffee in the cable car. The cable car can accommodate 6 people in each one. I am sorry that I looked like mad woman. It was terrible to have my hair messed up, a scarf around me and painful toes all at the same time.

Li lao shi accepted an offer from an Iranian for a sip of strong liquor in the cable car. He look as if he and that Iranian are brothers~

Below is a video of crazy people playing in the snow. You can hear lots of laughter and crazy qy and nai ba in action~!

Crazy video... When we arrived at our destination, 1200m above sea level, a snow storm greeted us!


Anonymous said...

i noticed that the iranian translators didn't wear any gloves neither did they warp themselves up like 肉粽。

they immune to cold hur? or it's not that cold after all, they like wearing light clothing only ley.

Miko said...

I asked the translator also. He told me that shoes he wore were special shoes for such weather. He did bring along a thick fur coat which he lent to his gf. Hahaha.. He is not feeling as cold as us and I guess that's because he used to it le.

I will be blogging some photos of other Iranians soon~

Anonymous said...

is his gf the lady translator? haha, they look like iranian version 神雕侠侣 to me.

Miko said...

no.. the gf is not the lady translator..

haha.. i never tot of shen diao xia lv lor.. so funny... so we still short of a big bird la.. if not will lagi look like shen diao xia lv.