Oeschinensee – a crystal blue gem in the Swiss Alps 传说中瑞士最美的湖

Switzerland is world famous for its stunning nature. Andi told me and @liflorence that Oeschinensee is regarded as probably the most beautiful lake among thousands of other mountain ones, Switzerland, which totally made me want to visit it. Oeschinensee is located 1578 meters above sea level. The lake is normally frozen during five months per year, from December to May. I heard it is stunning all seasons .

Today I’d like to show my dear Steemit friends how beautiful Oeschinensee is.

瑞士一直以田园牧歌,好山好水著称于世。听安迪说,在瑞士千千万万的高山湖中,厄希嫩湖被很多人认为是最美的一个。这样一想,我更加想去亲眼看看。厄希嫩湖海拔1578米,其实在高山湖中算不上很高,据说一年有五个月都是冰封的。各个季节的湖景都很美,各有特色。

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Pontresina Valley – a spot you should put in your Autumn Bucket list 阿尔卑斯山谷的金秋十月

You don’t need to travel far to the East Coast of the States for the Indian Summer), a term used for describing a sunny and clear autumn season with temperatures above normal. Normally the Indian summer lasts from mid-September to the first snowfall. In Belgium, there doesn’t exist such a wonderful period of the year. Thought it only occurs somewhere Northern America, I was surprised to find it also in the Swiss Engadine.

To get to the the receding Morteratsch Glacier@liflorence and I trekked through the Pontresina Valley for around one hour. Along the Morteratsch glacier trail, we absolutely enjoyed the best autumn colors. The area is also great for hiking and saunas if you are interested in other activities.

我一直有个想法,想去北美体验阳光明媚的秋季。 人家的秋天,从9月中旬到第一场降雪都是晴朗好天气。看这北美的朋友们晒那里的秋色,觉得那才叫金秋时节啊。 在比利时,秋天通常都是阴阴郁郁。 我一直以为这样的暖秋只有在北美有,这次去瑞士发现瑞士Pontresina地区的秋天也特别美。

去冰川的路上,我和在Pontresina山谷徒步了约一个小时。 沿路也发觉了最好的秋色。 这个地区也适合远足和桑拿,有时间的话可以多待几天。

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[Favorite cities] #13 Zürich Lake Waterfront Stroll 苏黎世走走停停

Today I’ll take you to the largest Swiss city – Zürich. Switzerland is a very strange European country to me. Unless other big cities, such as Paris or Brussels where you can feel safe in some district and less safe in another. In Zurich, however, even the red light district – Langstrasse, you won’t feel any unsafe, like @liflorence mentioned.

It can be good or can be boring for the only “big city” in the country, which is also part of the reason some concern Switzerland as a boring country. Yet I think the best way to get the most out of your travel or you life is to enjoy what a place offers. For example, when in India, we should enjoy all the colors, the food and the noise. When in Switzerland, in contrast, we should enjoy its calmness and serenity.

我来写写苏黎世这个瑞士最大的城市。瑞士是个比较特别的欧洲国家,提到瑞士,大家的印象这是个安静美丽祥和的地方。苏黎世虽然是个不小的城市,但是跟其他欧洲大城市,比如巴黎或者布鲁塞尔,画风完全不一样。在巴黎,有一些危险区域都时能不去就不去。而苏黎世即使是火车站附近或者红灯区也是一副平和的奇景。

大概一些人会觉得这不错,也有人觉得这很无聊。作为瑞士唯一的“大”城市,却没有个大城市的繁华模样。我之前来也是这么觉得,不过这次来居然觉得其实还不错。毕竟旅行中最重要是学会享受当地有的,比如印度有色彩,南美有拉丁风情,来瑞士自然就是要享受这一份祥和。

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Cabaret Voltaire – a Fun and Fury Dada house in Zurich center 苏黎世的达达主义小酒吧

In downtown Zurich, there is a special bar called Cabaret Voltaire. It is the actual place where Dadaism was born. 100 years ago this small house in downtown Zürich became the birthplace of the Dada art movement. With Switzerland being neutral during World War I, Zurich became the heaven for artists, philosophers and writers, those who rejected the logic and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. Instead, they were expressing irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. Vladimir Lenin was among one of them and he used to live near the Cabaret back then.

In 2004 it reopened as a café, cultural and education center. Now the place is divided onto a cafe, a cabaret and a shop and exhibition center, but when we were there at night, only the bar is open.

达达主义兴起于一战时期的苏黎世,达达主义是20世纪西方文艺发展中的一个重要流派。大家都知道瑞士一直是中立国,这在当时让苏黎世这个瑞士最大的城市成为了追求非理性状态,愤世嫉俗的艺术家作家的天堂。他们拒绝一切约定俗成的艺术标准。

位于苏黎世中心的这家叫做Cabaret Voltaire的小酒吧就是当年流亡苏黎世的艺术家的集聚地。战后很多达达主义艺术家离开了苏黎世去世界各地发展。2004年以后,这家酒吧重新开放,变成了年轻人聚会的地方。这个达达主义酒吧分为两个部分,文化中心和酒吧。我们是晚上去的,当时只有酒吧开放。

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