[Favorite Cities] # 12 Timisoara – City of Colorful Squares, Orthodox Churches and Green Parks 多彩的蒂米什瓦拉

Timisoara is a colorful and vivid city in Western Romania. It has a history of over 1000 years and the city has the perfect combination of traditional and modern culture. It’s also Romania’s famous university city, making this little city vivid and energetic, featuring a buzzing nightlife.

When I was in Timisoara, people told me it’s often referred as Little Vienna because its beautiful architectures and art activities. Back then I was not that interested in museums and art galleries. But I did notice there were a lot of amazing architectures with different styles: Baroque, Roman Catholic, Serbian Orthodox cathedrals. etc.

I visited Timisoara as part of my Balkan trip and it turned out to be one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe. Today I take my dear Steemit friends to this beautiful Romanian city.

今天我要带你们去罗马尼亚西部城市 – 蒂米什拉看看。这是一座有着千年历史的古老城市。在城市中既能看到传统的建筑,又有着很多摩登的文化。蒂米什拉同时也是个有名的大学城,年轻的大学生为这里添加了很多年轻的血液和活力。对了,这里的夜生活很出名。

我把蒂米什拉放在我在巴尔干旅行的其中一站,来之前对这里并不熟悉,结果走完整个巴尔干旅行,反倒对这里印象很深刻。当时当地听说有人叫这里小维也纳,因为这里有着美丽的建筑和丰富的文化生活。我当时对博物馆艺术画廊并不是特别感兴趣。但是这里的建筑倒是挺丰富多样的:巴洛克,罗马,塞尔维亚东正教教堂都能找到。

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Best Birthday Party ever, when the birthday person’s Not even there 记一次寿星不在的生日派对

Yesterday we threw a special birthday party for a friend of us. It was special because this birthday girl wasn’t with us in Belgium. She is a Chinese girl, doing her phD in Belgium, but went back to China for summer vacation and is still there… Since some of our other expat friends are back in town as well, so we decided to throw a party for her anyway since she’s this very funny girl, often forgets our meetups, even her own farewell party. I knew almost all my friends here in Belgium from Dutch classes, so we are from everywhere: from Zimbabwe to Colombia.

昨天我跟朋友们组织了一个生日派对。你猜猜看这是图中那个人过生日?我估计你要猜错了,因为寿星根本没来,她也不知道我们要为她庆生,哈哈哈。寿星小姐本身很有意思的人物,我们觉得她很像老友记里面的菲比。她是个很有意思也非常迷糊的人,经常自己发动一个活动,然后过几个小时就忘了。也经常错过自己的告别派对或者其他聚会。所以我跟朋友们觉得即使是她的生日估计她也会忘。😄所以我们干脆就当她在场吧。这是我在比利时的好朋友们:由于大部分都是我刚来的时候在语言学校认识的,所以他们来自世界各地,从津巴布韦到哥伦比亚。

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#10 Stockholm – Where Urban meets Serenity

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I’ve been to Stockholm twice and fell in love with the city. Scandinavia is a cool peninsula in many ways, the minimalist fashion and interior design, those cool hipster latte pappas that you see in Stockholm’s Sodermalm island (Latte pappas: lucky guys who enjoy their long paid parental leave, walking their kids while grabbing a coffee). I’m a foodie when regarding travelling, Sweden is not such a great place for foodies, yet I find its capital extremely attractive. I remember people are so friendly there, even the Roma ladies on the street. They would greet me friendly, waving at me, “Hi hi”, instead of those I met in Brussels North station who shouted at me, with their hands touching my sandwich, “Give me your sandwich!” Also I love the “Fika” concept when you have a coffee and pastries with friends. Continue reading #10 Stockholm – Where Urban meets Serenity