China News Service, Xi'an, June 4th: Shorten the "radius" of vacation, urban youths expand the "distant" territory in the busy city

  Author Yang Yingqi

  Open the map software, Xi'an girl He Minmin planned the route to the flower and bird market. This is her "first stop" during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, which is only 40 minutes away from home.

"Long trips are long and tiring, so you might as well narrow your vacation 'radius' to find both the scenery and the fun."

  When the holidays come, how to enjoy the holidays is a must-answer question for every "office worker".

In addition to routine options such as travel, people are constantly looking for new "answers".

This year's Dragon Boat Festival, many urban youths avoided the heat of "micro-vacation" such as camping and short-distance travel, shortened the "radius" of activities again, and began to find their own space in the city and indoors.

The picture shows an indoor ski resort in a "busy city" in Xi'an.

Dang Tianye photo

  "The horses follow the wind, and there is no need for the mountains and forests." Zhao Dachuan, a young man born in the 1990s, with this idea in mind, opened an urban campsite that "can be reached by takeaways and buses" in a busy urban area. Feel the breath of the wild."

  "I want to shorten the spatial distance between people and their 'ideal life' in this way." In Zhao Dachuan's view, young people who work from nine to five need to reduce the cost of leisure in a fast-paced life. "The mountains are too far away, Therefore, I moved the feelings of distant mountains and wilderness into the city."

  Under the high-rise buildings, the combination of grass, tents and open-air movies is slightly "abrupt", but because of this contrast, urban campsites are very popular among young people.

A reporter searched for "urban camping" on a social platform and found that more than 120,000 related posts have been published.

Some netizens described: "You don't need to travel far, you can find a fulcrum of balance with nature in the city. At this moment, the high-rise buildings are also forests."

The picture shows Zhao Dachuan's urban campsite operating in a "busy city".

Photo courtesy of the interviewee

  Compared with the countryside, the "distance" of veteran ski enthusiast Li Fan is more difficult to reach, but he has found his best resort "under the roof".

"The indoor ski base has brought back the long-lost happiness in summer. It not only breaks the seasonal restrictions, but also reduces the time cost. I want to fully enjoy the freedom of smooth skiing this short holiday."

  "The long journey will cause 'procrastination', and my holiday plans are often difficult to make." Li Fan told reporters that the holiday is limited, and the "indoorization" of outdoor activities has given him and his friends more novel experiences.

"The essence of vacation is to relax. Since happiness is in front of you, why do you want to be far away?"

  A shortened vacation "radius" doesn't mean a simplification of lifestyle.

From indoor skiing and indoor surfing to urban camping and rooftop markets, as urban construction ushered in the "trend" of organic renewal, young people are also actively trying various possibilities of urban life. The distance is also constantly exploring the scenery in front of you.

  "The way of socializing affects the way of life of young people, and cities have more conditions and possibilities to create social spaces." Wang Xiaoyong, an expert from the Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences, believes that the emergence of the new vacation "selection" also reflects the social mentality of contemporary youth. change.

"Compared with 'poetry and distance', they began to pay more attention to the environment around them, and in the face of environmental constraints, they were more tolerant and creative." (End)