How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?
| 在重慶過夏天的正確姿勢

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How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

April, it is the beginning of summer in Chongqing, when the North is still enjoying the spring weather. 四月,當北方還在沐浴春天的陽光時,重慶已經入夏了

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

The summer in Chongqing is different than other places
It's not just hot, it's also humid. We feel like we're stuck in a cage of four walls were the temperature is usually above 40 degrees. Often referred to as an oven.
重慶是屬於箜(kong)起熱,不知道你能不能理解我這個意思。
就是本來就熱,還要拿個籠籠給你罩起
氣溫40度以上是常事

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

That's why some foreign students said to a few interviewers, "I wanna go back home!"
我終於知道為什麼外國友人要回國避暑了
Here are some down to earth ideas on cooling down your summer,
Hope you enjoy!
教你幾種地道的清涼避暑的方法,
用最接地氣的方式迎接重慶的夏天

一把蒲扇 | A cattail-leaf fan

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

Cattail-leaf fan is made from the leaves of a particular plant in the south called Cattail. Many years ago, when air conditioners were used by rich people, Cattail-leaf fans were normally used by most people in the summertime. Especially by the older generation, which is understandable. 蒲扇,是用南方一種叫做蒲葵的植物葉子製作而成。很多年前,那時候空調都是給土豪用的,每到盛夏酷暑,手拿一把蒲扇是再正常不過的了,特別是老人家些,喜歡拿個蒲扇搖一搖的。

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

Today, the air conditioner is commonly used, doesn't matter whether it's the city or the countryside. There are still a few people who use the Cattail-leaf fan, but these types of old gadgets always have a way of reminding you of the past and making us nostalgic. 時至今日,家家戶戶都有了空調,不管城市還是農村,已經很少有人靠輕搖蒲扇消暑降溫了。而那些在舊時光裡浸潤過的老物件,裹挾著多少人的童年,漸行漸遠,歷久彌香。

Cattail-leaf fan, also can be used as a weapon to kill mosquitoes. 蒲扇不僅可以給你降溫,還可以用來打蚊子

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

Would you like to get a handy and efficiently eco-friendly "mini cooler"? 這麼綠色環保的扇子,你不來一把嗎?

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

防空洞 | The Bomb shelters

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

It's actually very cool when you stay inside a bomb shelter. Being inside where it's 10 degrees lower than the outside temperature. As a special infrastructure in Chongqing, the "Bomb Shelters" are did not only serve as a shelter during the Anti-Japanese War, but also, provided convenience for local citizens. It's a good place for chatting, drinking tea or playing cards with other locals. 防空洞裡,自然是極涼快的。外面是35攝氏度以上的高溫,洞內不超過25攝氏度。作為重慶的特色設施,防空洞不僅在抗戰時期挽救了我們的生命,而且還為咱們大山城人提供了夏日的庇護。每到夏天,周邊的街坊鄰居都喜歡來這裡,喝茶,打牌、聊天。

When you want to take a "cool" ride, in addition to going to the bomb shelter, there are also many places where you can escape from the heat. I think the best place is near the bank. 想要乘涼除了去防空洞,還有很多地方都是可以免費吹空調的,和北方冬天的暖氣一樣,遍地都是。最喜歡站在銀行門口感受冷氣。

I'm not going anywhere in this heat. 任外面烈日三尺,裡面確別有洞天

稀飯配涼麵 | Congee with cold noodles

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

The spicy noodles and the congee are the perfect match, and is a classic dish for the locals during the summer time. 稀飯涼麵,重慶人過夏天雷打不動的經典套餐。這悶熱的夏天整一碗稀飯,又配點鮮辣美味的涼麵,吃起來又涼快又飽肚,舒坦!

Ice jelly and rice syrup is another classic dish! Cold rice cake, topped with brown sugar can also would be your choice! YUM!! 冰粉涼蝦也是另一標配!還有涼糕,加點紅糖,夏天來一碗,不擺了!

Today's special, Congee & cold noodles! 今天的晚餐,稀飯涼麵!

啤酒和夏天更配 | An Ice Cold Beer

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

In the hot summer days, it is very pleasant to go to a BBQ with friend to chat and drink ice cold beer. With the company of an evening breeze and the beautiful night view, it's only right to go with the barbecues, spicy crayfish and river snails. It brings such a feeling! 炎炎夏日,極為愜意的就是和朋友一起到燒烤攤上擼個串喝杯冰啤。乘著晚風和美麗的夜景,各種燒烤、麻辣小龍蝦、麻辣田螺等,再配上冰啤酒,和朋友間談天說地那種感覺簡直爽翻天!!

Free your mind with a glass of beer, if doesn't work, take two! 人生嘛,沒有什麼事情是一杯酒解決不了的,如果有,那就二三四五六杯!

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?

How wonderful is life? Barbecue with an Ice Cold Beer! 人生能有多美好?冰鎮啤酒加燒烤!

How to survive the HOOOOOTTT summer in Chongqing?



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