A trip around Europe

A taste of Gelato in Florence 在佛罗伦萨尝尝冰激凌

I’m studying in UK and as almost every Chinese student I didn’t want to miss the chance to travel around Europe.

Europe is covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres while China is covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres. In this way, traveling in Europe is kind of like traveling in my motherland. However if we want to go to Europe again when we are back in China, it won’t be easy because of the long flight (more than ten hours) and other troublesome stuff. Plus, the beautiful sceneries I saw a lot in pictures or postcards came finally true, really can’t resist.

The trip was from the port of Dover, the usual way to go to France, then across Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Vatican, Switzerland and back to France. It cost 14 days which was not very long for eight countries. So the desire to taste Europe is still there, make me want to pay more visits. I am planing to go to Greece in June and Spain in July.

I don’t know what Europe means for english people, for chinese, it means fresh air, clean streets, small but adorable alleys and a lot of cafes. We saw Europe from movies, read it from books, hear it from musics and it’s like a continent that everyone wants to visit. Yes China is suffering from pollution these days due to the rapid development of economy, but I have a faith that the environment will get better. Among the eight countries, I liked Italy the most, probably because of the comfortable weather, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and the food of course. I didn’t go to Sicily which is a pity, it seems to be a pleasant place.

Camera lenses are a person’s the eyes to see the world, and the photos represent his/her angles and moods. Here are some photos I took, hope you like them.

 

我现在在英国读书,像每个中国学生一样,我不会错过去欧洲旅行的机会。

欧洲的面积大约是一千零一十八万平方公里,而中国的面积是接近九百六十万平方公里,在这一方面,在欧洲旅行有点像在我自己的国家旅行。然后如果我回国后还想去欧洲玩,就不会这么简单,想想十几小时的飞行和那些琐碎的烦事吧。再者,经常在图片或者明信片上看到的美景就要变成现实在眼前了,真让人无法抗拒。

这一旅行开始于多佛港——从英国到法国的平常途径——穿过比利时、荷兰、卢森堡、德国、意大利、梵蒂冈、瑞士,然后回到法国。这样旅程耗时14天,这对于八个国家来说并不算多,所以去品尝欧洲的欲望仍然存在,这使得我还想多去几次。我最近正在计划6月份去次希腊,7月份去一次西班牙。

我不清楚欧洲对英国人意味着什么,对中国人来说,它意味着新鲜空气、干净的街道、窄小但可爱的巷子和很多喝多咖啡馆。我们从电影里看到欧洲,从书里读到欧洲,从音乐里听到欧洲,它就像一块每个人都想去看看的大陆。是的中国正在因为快速的经济发展而遭受坏境污染,但我相信环境会变好。在去旅行的那八个国家里,我最喜欢意大利,大约是因为那儿灿烂舒服的天气,米开朗琪罗和达芬奇,当然还有食物。没有去西西里可真是个遗憾,那儿似乎是个怡人的地方。

镜头是一个人看世界的眼睛,照片呈现出他看的角度和心情。这里是我拍的几张照片,希望你们喜欢。

the Seine  塞纳河

On the top of the Duomo del Milano 在米兰大教堂的顶上

Holiday in Rome 罗马假日

 

 

by Yaocong Fan 樊耀聪

 

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