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 the Grassland at Yangchenghu Peninsula 阳澄湖半岛冬游

Yangcheng Lake, located at the northwest of Suzhou City, is well-known for its crab which has the fame as “The king of the carbs”. I wento to Yangchenghu Peninsula yesterday. It looks like a piece of shiny jade in the sun. And surprisingly, it has a wide grassland for fun. We enjoyed the natural scenery and participate in some sports there.

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Hi Steemit Friends, this is my entry for ColorChallenge initiated by @kalemandra. The color for Saturday is Indigo. Here’s the detail for ColorChallenge. I like to share my life experience through different pictures.

大家好,这是我参加色彩挑战的帖子,今天的颜色主题是#SaturdayIndigo 靛青色。应该是气温骤降的原因,我得了重感冒,一直在咳嗽,咳得我若隐若现的头痛,除了忙忙碌碌的工作,什么都不想做。

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I am getting over a terrible cold and now trying to recover myself. I totally understand if my lack of enthusiasm on posting or overall communication has driven you away. But hey, everyone has the moment when they don’t want to write down anything.

这张照片拍摄于苏州阳澄湖,阳澄湖大闸蟹是闻名海内外,不过这个季节没有大闸蟹,可以到阳澄湖大草坪露营。不过风超级大,除了能放风筝,估计人都能刮上天。

Camera/相机 📷: Nikon 尼康

Images of Metallic Chain Partly Covered by Green Moss 寂静生长的美丽: 苔藓 | MundaneArt

Hi Steemians,

This is my entry for 📷 #MundaneArt Photo Challenge organised by @kus-knee. For those who are interested in it, please read the details here.

这是我提交的 @kus-knee 组织的摄影比赛 #MundaneArt,想参加的可以点击这里

Theme|主题: Moss and Lichen | 苔藓和地衣

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山不在高,有仙则名。水不在深,有龙则灵。斯是陋室,惟吾德馨。苔痕上阶绿,草色入帘青。谈笑有鸿儒,往来无白丁。可以调素琴,阅金经。无丝竹之乱耳,无案牍之劳形。南阳诸葛庐,西蜀子云亭。孔子云:何陋之有?

在《陋室铭》中,刘禹锡诉说自己屋子上布满苔藓,却怡然自得的心境。古人经常借住苔藓卑微而顽强的生命,象征自己的满腹才华,却郁郁不得志,虚负凌云万丈才,一生襟抱未曾开。而在现代,苔藓植物似乎成为了艺术美的主角。

Remember to tag the post with #mundaneart.

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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

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

Dushu Lake Church Photography 独墅湖教堂

When talking about Suzhou, many people think about the little bridges over flowing streams, pavilions and towers with their shadows reflected in the water. I would be love to share the different exotic sightseeing of Dushu lake church today. It is located by the Dushu Lake and attracted many newly-wed couples to take wedding photos for its medieval Gothic architectural style. I like to visit the church because the people there are so friendly, and when hearing the songs they sing, I can feel the inner peace.

看惯了苏州的小桥流水,亭台楼阁,今天去了独墅湖教堂,领略一丢丢异国风情。苏州的教堂中,比较熟悉的是狮山基督教教堂,而独墅湖教堂风景最好,坐落于美丽的独墅湖畔,干净明亮的建筑、尖尖角的屋顶,哥特式的造型,吸引了很多新人区拍婚纱照。虽说我不是基督信徒,我也经常去教堂转悠,毕竟国内的寺庙都是要门票的,而教堂反而是免费的,而且教堂内的工作人员,都特别友善,更重要的是教堂那些听不懂的梵音让我格外的心安。

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It is a good thing to have a beautiful church by the quiet lakeside. It can bring us peace, and quiet. When I visit this place, it could calm down my nerve, and I feel comforted.

从钢筋混凝土的现代都市漫步到美丽的独墅湖边,寻求到这样一个静谧之地,让人们的心灵得到一丝抚慰和安宁。落日时分,落日的余晖映照着湖水,在云彩中发出阵阵金光,温暖的眼光投射到湖水中,成为最亮丽的风景线。

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Here’s the close view for its decorative Gothic style architecture.

哥特式建筑风格,主堂、牧师楼、钟楼。

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When entering the white arch, you will see the main building of the church.

湖边漫步,走过这扇白色的小拱门,便走近了临湖边的教堂。

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很多新人会穿着两米长拖尾的婚纱来拍婚纱照,在波澜荡漾的湖边绽放着灿烂的幸福,愿真主保佑他们永远幸福。

I didn’t see any visitors there, only a few new couples taking wedding photos. I can see their happiness from there smiling face. And wish them be happy and in love forever.

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矗立在教堂广场中心的耶稣像张开双臂,普度众生,高6米,重达3吨,安放在1.8米高的汉白玉大理石底座上。上面有八个我看不懂得大字,“非以役人 乃役于人”。

May Jesus bless us.

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一路上秀美的风景让人流连忘返。

The wonderful scene there is a great attraction

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Travel to Lotus Island “蟹”露天机:莲花岛,美人腿,面拖蟹

“不是阳澄蟹味好,此生何必住苏州!”
“不得一味,而十味俱全”。
说得就是苏州久负盛名的阳澄湖大闸蟹。于是乎,上周末在 @icedream@herlife @candiceji 都在加班的时候,溜达去了莲花岛~

自古以来,阳澄湖大闸蟹就迷倒了万千吃货的❤。金秋九月,大闸蟹还没有上市,现在的都还是幼崽时期,成熟度不如十月的蟹,但味道更为鲜美,蟹黄较为软滑。九月苏州大闸蟹的正确吃法是面拖蟹,不仅螃蟹好吃,连面粉都那么好吃的一道菜!七月的时候更小只,“六月黄”是跟年糕一起炒。

游客比较喜欢的拼蟹区域主要在巴城,跟莲花岛。巴城是上海人去的比较多,交通很便利,可以直接自驾到酒店门口,具体见这里:I will invite you to dinner if you come to visit Bacheng this July 忙归忙,勿忘六月黄,我七月初去巴城尝试的“六月黄”。

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周末我去的是阳澄湖的莲花岛,莲花岛位于阳澄湖正中央,说岛的造型像朵莲花,倒更像是一条美人腿。只能开车到莲花岛北码头,然后坐快艇登岛,快艇沿着阳澄湖的航线行驶,可以看到快艇两边都是养大闸蟹的蟹栏,穿行十多分钟,可以到各家的码头。

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如果遇到暴雨天气,店家会选择用电瓶车接送,所以需要做快艇的需要看好天气,有次我台风天去的莲花岛,然后被困在岛上好久。。。当然了这是莲花岛的最大特色:风景秀丽,三面环水,黛瓦粉墙,人烟稀少,世外桃源,很适合度假。 Continue Reading