吃货眼中的乌镇人气小吃 Top 6 Must-Eat Foods in Wuzhen Water Town

继上一篇枕水江南 #来过 便不曾离开#,今天分享一下乌镇的吃货版攻略,作为一个资深吃货,除了体验岁月静好,穿越缓慢时光,旅行最大的意义在于一家家踩点当地美食。在水上集市沿线随处都是乌镇小吃,定胜糕,乌米饭,乌镇羊肉,酱鸭,粽包肉,因为乌镇去过多次, 几乎每一家都拔草结束,来推荐几家我“心尖上的小吃”。

我们九点出发,到乌镇吃了第一顿早中饭,我们去的是人气第一的“乌镇印象”,独栋别墅餐厅,专注乌镇本帮菜。感觉乌镇这边的餐厅,都是一些很有艺术气息的小餐馆,抬头有江南水乡的墙绘,我个人比较喜欢他家潺潺的流水声,感觉在画里吃饭,很是写意。出乎意料的是,旅游景点的饭菜居然能这么便宜,五个人一桌也不到两百。

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柴火大羊肉

跟我们这里的羊肉差别是里面放了甘蔗头,红枣茴香,桂皮,老板说烧羊肉不盖锅,所以没有腥味跟膻味。不过我爸妈不爱吃,他们觉得酱料的味道太冲,掩盖了羊肉的香味。我倒是觉得还不错,所以这盘招牌菜,基本上只有我吃。 Continue Reading

Images of Flowers in Bloom at Shangfangshan National Forest Park 山花烂漫,春天有约

此间盛景不须歌,自有樱花八面多。
哪怕一朝随雨尽,无欢无戚踏青莎。

After a heavy rain last week, the weather is getting colder. Now it is reported that there would be a snow here in Suzhou. These photos are taken at Shangfangshan National Forest Park. It is holding a “flower festival” and the entire place is covered with cherry blossom trees and tulips in every color imaginable. I walked with Ethan in the forest park, and took the pictures below. Everything seems to be prettier and everyone seems to be a little happier in the flower bloom.

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漫步在上方山国家森林公园,感受“山花烂漫,春天有约”。这是我去年春天在上方山拍的郁金香跟樱花,很是浪漫写意。这一系列,用来提交 @jamtaylor 组织的摄影比赛#steemitphotochallenge,想参加的可以点击这里

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Hi Steemians,

This is my entry for 📷 Steemit Photo Challenge organised by @jamtaylor. For those who are not familiar with it, please read the details here. We are suggested to submit no more than 3 entries. That is why I put three images in this post.

Remember to tagged both #photography and #steemitphotochallenge.

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Nightlife Started from Dinner 晚餐就开始的夜生活,一直陪你躁到凌晨2点

酒吧、餐厅、咖啡厅的混血儿,
这里有美食、美酒、音乐、表演,
午后暖茶,深夜微醺,总有一些地方,可以遇见美好。

I was fortunate to have an outstanding dinner at Hutaoli bar. When I first entered there, I thought it was quite small and quite bar with a few high tables in the bar area. However, when I sat around the table next to the window, I found it was a romantic place decorated carefully in both retro and modern styles. It was raining a little which made the view even more special. Anyway, the food there was pretty good. The staff was very friendly and pleasant.In the night, it feels so good to sit at the bar and listen to the music.

最近我在追剧《恋爱先生》,因为超喜欢雅痞胡八一,所以一直追颜值爆表的男神,他们在剧里最佳的约会圣地就是胡桃的里面,木质的优雅 – 胡桃里。这家的音乐似乎很懂我,或者是因为大家都爱阿黛尔,静静在坐在大厅里,听着阿黛尔,心里犹如蜜糖一般美滋滋,坐在这里时间似乎比外面慢一拍,在这里文艺的气息里刚刚好。

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墙面跟立柱上贴满了各类文青最爱的海报,凌乱却不繁杂,装修充满小心思,复古情怀藏在每个角落,酒瓶形状的吊灯,绿色植物灯饰、各种小摆件、不断的给这家的品味加分,也让我的镜头一直停不下来。 Continue Reading

Images of Changzhou Tianning Temple 千年古刹 | ColorChallenge

真正的平静,不是避开车马喧嚣,而是在心中修篱种菊。
尽管如流往事,每一天都涛声依旧,只要我们消除执念,便可寂静安然。
愿每个人,在纷呈世相中不会迷失荒径,可以端坐磐石上,醉倒落花前。

Remembering my last visit to Changzhou Tianning Temple this summer in #fridayblue on #colorchallenge contest.

This sky blue temple picture is taken with my Nikon D7000 camera. I found peace when standing at the foot of the temple especially that day the whether is quite good. After I took this picture, an old man said to me that it is not polite to take the pictures of the temple and Buddha. Something bad will happen when people are taking photos with the Buddha. I am scared by his words. I just enjoy taking pictures as my hobby. The whole temple looks amazing under the azure sky. So I took out my camera and captured the moment. Then I never show this picture to others.

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Images of Nantong Wolf Mountain 心诚则灵 | ColorChallenge

世界上大概只有华人是以红为囍。
红代表美满,代表温暖,代表春。
中国人的世界里,所有美好的事情都会掠过一抹红。红唇、红烛、红盖头,当然还有红包,都是祝福和对美满的期待。

Remembering my last visit to Nantong Wolf Mountain this summer in #mondayred on #colorchallenge contest. The Wolf Mountain is in south area of Nantong, where I was born and raised. I really admire the historic temples at the top of the mountain. And it is one of the famous eight little Buddhist Mountains.

这个系列拍摄于南通狼山,八小佛山之首。南通是我的故乡,一个有着丰厚文化气息的城市。

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I captured an old man climbing to the top on steep stairs holding a red plastic bag with a walking stick. That is why I named the series as “Sincerity can work Wonders”. Many young people including me choose a cable car ride, rather than hiking to the top. But this old man is trying hard to climb the stairs with his walking stick. In the red plastic bag, there are joss sticks and candles. He may be climb to the temple of the top to pray for his son or wife. It means best wishes to his family and friends.

我最喜欢的是这张照片,这位老爷爷左手拄着拐杖,右手拎着红色的马夹袋,步履蹒跚的准备登顶狼山,手上的袋子里装着香烛,应该是要到到山顶的寺庙里为他的妻儿朋友敬香祈福。很多年轻人,像我这类,都倾向于走缆车直接登顶,也不会自备香烛,所以我给这组照片命名为“心诚则灵”。

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To Travel Is To Live: 初冬,扬州,青普文化行馆 【亮点自寻】

Can you believe that it is Christmas Eve now, and it has only a couple days away from New Year. It is early winter here in Yangzhou where the whether is much warmer than Suzhou. Sad to say, the winter here has no snow here all this weekend. The leaves are green as spring is here. Right now we don’t have any snow here, and I am not complaining at all. I still enjoy the sunshine in the winter. And I wish you Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great day surrounded by the people you love the most and you have an amazing start of 2018.

苏州大概有了一丢丢冬季的感觉,来了扬州青普文化行馆休假,发现扬州真是温暖如春啊。这周每天都是暖洋洋的太阳,真希望快点下雪,银装素裹的小筑会更美。早上醒来发现阳光明媚,揣着单反到行馆使劲拍了拍,然而连落英缤纷都没有,倒是有一片绿油油的竹林,还有一些常青树,一副春意盎然的样子。Anyway, 冬天已经来了,下雪还会远吗?

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这里是古籍智慧之光的手作空间,文化导师是边城书店主理人。古籍于我们的生活虽是一种遥远的存在,但她曾经是古人生活中不可缺少的一部分,承载着厚重的文化与生活细节。边城书店的主理人坚守 自己的情怀,跟着他探秘“古籍的世界”,触摸古籍的温度,了解如何分辨古籍真伪,聆听辗转于历代文人之手的书香故事,跟老师学习了古籍修复跟古籍灯的制作,点燃古籍智慧之光。 Continue Reading

To Travel Is To Live: 山水胜处,艺文养心,难忘的时光

山水胜处,天地之间,艺文养心,回归原初。

Life is so short, hurry to see everything wonderful and everywhere beautiful. After 5-day really hard and boring work from Monday to Friday, I want to run away somewhere I can rest at ease. The weather is warm under the sunshine this December. It is a good chance to have fun outdoor.

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My son is too young to go on long journey. The best way to travel with him is to find a place in a great mountain, and have some rest there. It is believed that traveling to Yangzhou in March is enjoyable experience. My friend invites me to Qingpu in Yangzhou. I love this hotel built besides Shouxi Lake. It is a great place for families and lovers. Have you been to Yangzhou? Look at my photos from above, it feels great when having a cup of tea under the sunshine.

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The story of Yangzhou will continue. Don’t forget to have a visit.

周六自驾从苏州到扬州,古人烟花三月下扬州,现在十二月也是万里无云的好天气,度假好时机。现在娃比较小,适应不了一路奔波的行程,最适合我们的度假方式就是在大山里吃吃睡睡闭关几天,所以青普文化行馆比较适合,他家包含了丰富的艺文活动,自助早餐,简约的午餐,可以在行馆一直宅到地老天荒。

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这家行馆按照人数收费啦,人均1000元/天,坐落瘦西湖边半山腰,占地面积很大很大,但是客房总共只有20间,各类手作空间,茶咖空间占地比较多,各类服务都有种私人定制的范儿,老板是私奔的那位王功权~我们周五晚上下班后出发,开着山路九曲十八弯到达这里已经十点多,行馆工作人员还是在停车场等待迎接帮忙搬行李。

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进入客房,迎面的茶几上,有细心的工作人员给我们准备的红枣银耳羹和小点心,附着一张字条。似乎现在的酒店都流行手写字条,为了让客户有宾至如归的感觉吧?这家值得夸的是,这字体是我见过最好看的一次了,也没有很矫情的写英文。不过,你们至于给我冠夫姓么? Continue Reading

China Sichuan Spicy Food + New Video! 雀心蓝趣,蓝调趣生味

神雀五色,羽翎灿烂,
华丽优雅,多彩绽放,
美艳如霓,承天意而获灵性。

雀心蓝趣,蓝调趣生味,
优雅雀蓝,雅致川菜,
一场食与景色交织媲美的盛宴。

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Suzhou is not only a charming city with the most beautiful gardens, but also has a great variety of local restaurants that made our life here even more enjoyable. There is a Sichuan food restaurant in particular that I would be love to recommend. It has combined the traditional spicy food cooking method with the western modern cooking ways. As an added bonus, the surrounding is decorated in peacock theme, offering its dinner guests a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

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This restaurant has been recommended to us a few times by a food review app and it did not disappoint at all. I am not a fan of spicy food, but these dishes are nicely presented and cooked perfectly.

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Most impressive is the peacock at the front door looks so real. And its incredible service is much appreciated!

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The food, service and atmosphere at this restaurant are fabulous. I love the interior design with large wooden tables, white see-through curtain and peacock colors.

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If you have been in Suzhou before, or are planning a visit to Suzhou, I would love to hear your favorite restaurants. Please leave in the comment section below.

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这家店位于龙湖时代天街,挑了一桌靠窗户的位置,边吃饭边看风景,酷爱甜食的我不爱吃川菜,但是这家的装修好美的,走孔雀蓝基调,正门的孔雀栩栩如生。

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Enjoyed a Chinese Concert in Drama – Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage “讲好中国故事,传播中国好声音”带你领略世界首部大型民族器乐剧《玄奘西行》

It is reported that Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is the classic drama from the national-level Central Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble. And the drama has earned a good reputation among our country leader and many foreign president. I have visited the Cultural and Artistic Center of Suzhou last weekend to watch the show and I would be love to give high praise of it.

据说这次民族音乐巡礼《玄奘西行》是中央民族乐坛的经典曲目,国家领导人以及诸多外国首脑曾多次观看并给出很高的评价。

上周六去园区鸟巢——苏州文化艺术中心一睹大师的风采。起初,以为会是比较枯燥乏味的音乐会,但是出乎意料,这部民族器乐剧改变了传统民族乐器的表演形式,改用现场演奏结合舞台剧,倒是很新颖。

讲述的是国人都很熟悉的唐代高僧玄奘法师西行取经的故事。让人觉得比较走心的是,整个剧目展现了经途中各国、地区的众多民族的传统乐器,并以现代光影技术营造出了3D立体场景,这样可以让故事和音乐的更具表现力。

作为观众,我们跟着玄奘法师一路从大唐的太平盛世,来到荒芜的边塞,再到雪山秘境,这部剧用中华民族的器乐声声演凑出取经路上的坎坷和悲喜。

毫不夸张,我中途几度落泪,除了感动还是感动。

此篇就以我浅薄的知识和记忆给诸位还原一下这部经典神作吧。请原谅,很多地方我理解的不是很深刻,但玄奘西行本身即为求索之行,当中深意是不可囫囵吞枣的,我也需一再体会。 Continue Reading

We enjoyed the happy first ever China Suzhou Steemit Meetup this Afternoon 第一次Steemit中国苏州正式聚会

After preparing for a month, we are holding the first major Suzhou Team Steemit Meetup at October 15th. We have tried our best to design the banners, the stickers, and the hand flags printed with unique id of each member. It is the first time for me to organize an official meetup.I finally find a place with traditional Chinese elements, and a big enough stage to have fun.

筹备了一个月的Steemit聚会今天如期举行,之前虽曾小聚一次,但今天的活动当属Steemit平台苏州真正意义上的首次聚会。这次活动,我们经过了精心的准备和策划,从横幅的设计制作,再到富有文艺气息的选址,都是初次。

After announcing the meetup notice, I so happy that I received many messages from other Steemit members who would be love to join us. In my opinion, October 15th is a day to remember forever as it means a lot for our Steemit Suzhou Team.

聚会通知发布后,大家的种种期待和参与的热情,对聚会的成功也是美好的预示吧。所以,在我看来,2017年的10月15日这个日子,对于Steemit苏州有着不可小觑的纪念意义。

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There are 11 steemit members who attended the meet-up. From left to right, @herlife @karasui @lucyshow @candiceji @sunnyjolly@veronicazhu @icedream @hannahwu @ceciliali. And the only male in this meetup is @luneknight, who comes from Beijing.

参加的有11位,从左到右依次是 @herlife @karasui @lucyshow @candiceji@sunnyjolly @veronicazhu @icedream @hannahwu @ceciliali 中间这位唯一的男生是来自北京的 @luneknight。鉴于之前 @tumutanzi 帖子里说我们都是活在ps里的假女神,所以来个高清无滤镜无ps版本哦,单反拍的放大连毛孔都很清楚。

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Steemit has its unique charm that no one could resist. Besides the friend from Beijing, we also have a remote video call with @victorier , who is from Hongkong. He looks so youthful and handsome. When he finds I am taking photos of him, he smiles shyly.

通过平台的号召力,除了有远自帝都的朋友前来加盟参与,还有一位远程参加的香港朋友 @victorier ,看到我在偷拍他笑得好害羞呀,但是大家一致表示很帅的有木有?这着朋友们的参与也让我深刻感受到Steemit的魅力和能量。

I would like to thank @tumutanzi, for delivering your wishes and anticipations; thank all the major players of Steemit for your great support, and thank Steemit itself for establishing a tremendous hub of ideas and friendship. All the activities organized are intriguing and mind-blowing, as always.

还有这位压轴的重量级 @tumutanzi 的捧场。我很感谢Steemit上的各位大鲸们的支持,亦很感谢steemit这个平台给大家提供了“以文会友”的社交平台,各类丰富多样的主题活动,比如文字类的,大伟哥 @rivalhw 跟菊老板 @jubi 定期都在举行“月旦评”活动,“谷哥点名”活动;绘画类的, @linuslee0216@htliao 跟女神 @nicolemoker 的“宠物大赛”,“动漫设计”比赛,跟“自画像”比赛,总能让人眼前一亮。

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It is too cold to wear Steemit T-shirt here in suzhou. So we prepared many kinds of stickers like “I love Steemit”,”whale power logo”, and “steemit logo”. And we printed them in three different sizes. In this way, we could stick them to our faces, arms, and clothes.

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And @sunnyjolly has her own way to show off her sticker. Please be focus on the nail art of @veronicazhu, she draw the steemit logo on our finger nails. It is so creative.

现在的天气穿steemit的T恤比较冷啦,所以我们给参与的成员制作了贴纸跟独一无二的手拉旗。并且很大大小小很多尺寸,请看参考 @sunnyjolly 贴标签的正确方式。请注意我们 @veronicazhu 的大拇指指甲, 很花心思的把steemit的logo画在指甲上了哦。

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