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十一月 25, 2011


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十一月 11, 2011

Explorer Tintin’s Footsteps

由 Majo
正好这边有人详细列出来了,哈哈哈  The intrepid explorer Tintin
My 目标:总有一天要在数量上面超越丁丁  ^__^


Prisoners of the Sun

  • Destination: Andes, South America
  • What to see: Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru; and Eva Peron museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Blue Lotus

  • Destination: Shanghai, China
  • What to see: Jade Buddha Temple, Huangpu River and the Bund

Flight 714

  • Destination: Indonesia and islands around it
  • What to see: Kalimantan tropical rainforests; Coral fringed Gili Islands; and volcano-dominated Berastagi in Sumatra

Tintin in America

  • Destination: Chicago
  • What to see: Chicago History Museum; MIllennium Park; and All about chocolate at Field Museum

Cigars of the Pharaoh and The Red Sea Sharks

  • Destination: Egypt
  • What to see: The Pyramids; Gebel el-Shayib at Hurghada; and Deir Mar Boulos or St Paul’s Monastery

Tintin in the Congo

  • Destination: Congo
  • What to see: Nyiragongo Volcano; Loufoulakari Falls; capital city Brazzaville

The Black Island

  • Destination: England
  • What to see: Cadbury chocolate factory and museum, Birmingham; Buckingham Palace, London; and Westminister Abbey

The Calculus Affair

  • Destination: Geneva, Switzerland
  • What to see: European headquarters of the UN; the romantic Rousseau Island; and the idyllic charms of The Old Town

The Shooting Star

  • Destination: Iceland
  • What to see: Aurora borealis (northern lights); New Year’s bonfires and fireworks display in Reykjavik

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets

  • Destination: Moscow
  • What to see: The Kremlin and Red Square; Bolshoi Theatre; and the State Tretyakov Gallery

Tintin in Tibet

  • Destination: Tibet
  • What to see: Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarover; Samye, the first Tibetan monastery; and Guge kingdom’s Buddhist relics




Belgium is famous for many things — exquisite chocolates, fried mussels, the artist Rubens and, of course, the intrepid little explorer with a quiff, Tintin. First created in 1929 by Georges Prosper Remi, aka Hergé, the comic strip kid has since appeared in 24 albums, selling 350 million copies, in over 70 languages. The new film, the Adventures of Tintin – The Secret of the Unicorn, is already causing a stir in cinemas around the world. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it’s a 3D-animated marvel. Tintin is a product of Belgium and there is no better time than now to discover all that this small but lively European country has to offer.

Brussels – It’s a Grand Place

Brussels has rightly gained a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see destinations. Start off in the spectacular Grand Place dominated by the 17th-century City Hall. Pause for a pick-me-up hot chocolate and a Belgium waffle at Funambule Waffles (5 Rue de l’Etuve) before heading to the Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art. ( The collection is housed in an Art Nouveau architectural masterpiece designed by Victor Horta and visitors can discover what it takes to put together a comic strip. There are also wonderful displays of cartoon art from artists around the world and, of course, from Belgium’s most famous cartoonist Hervé. Have a relaxed dinner at Leon (18, rue des Bouchers), one of Brussels best restaurants. Don’t miss the fried mussels with French fries or the chicken with onion and white cheese sauce.

Louvain La Neuve – Hergé Museum and Tintin

Tintin fans are well looked after with a special museum dedicated to the fearless little adventurer and his creator, Hervé. It’s just a short train ride from Brussels to the town of Louvain La Neuve where the Hergé Museum ( traces Tintin’s evolution from an almost featureless line-drawing in the original newspaper strip to a fully-formed, full-colour character in later editions. He gained his trademark quiff after a ride in an open-top car in the 1929 adventure, The Land of The Soviets. The modern museum also charts the introduction of sidekicks Snowy the dog; the cursing Captain Haddock — named after the reply Hergé received when he asked his wife what was for dinner; and the vain, glass-shattering opera star Bianca Castafiore — a dig by Hergé at his opera-loving wife.

Antwerp – The Charm of Rubens

Art reigns supreme in Antwerp and there are plenty of opportunities to discover the work of the city’s most famous son — Peter Paul Rubens. Ruben’s House ( still maintains the ambience of the 17th century and the studio, where he painted is one of the most impressive rooms. Back outside on the cobblestones, spend some time wandering around the exquisitely preserved medieval streets lined with high, gable-roofed buildings with ornate façades. But not everything in Antwerp is old. MAS Museum ( is a stunning contemporary building where you can admire the works of some of the great European artists from across the centuries. Finish your visit on a sweet note with a treat of rich Belgian chocolates from Le Château Blanc (1 Turfbrug).

Bruges – Picture-Postcard Perfect

You’ll find one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns bursting with life and adventure. Set around a number of picturesque canals, it’s perfect for romantics who wish to linger taking in the views. For a relaxed experience, hire bicycles and pedal your way around.

Diamond lovers will adore the special museum dedicated to this sparking stone. The Diamond Museum ( has special exhibitions covering all aspects of the precious gem. Get panoramic views across Bruges after climbing the 366 steps of the belfry connected to the Cloth Hall on Grote Market Square. On the way down, pause for a moment to admire the clock mechanism and the carillon of 47 bells.

Follow Tintin on his adventures to far-flung destinations across the globe

By Scott Adams, Special to tabloid! on Saturday

Published: 00:00 November 12, 2011




十一月 3, 2011

Easter Island 大头的故乡 1 – 面朝大海,艳阳花开《Explore Polynesia V》

由 Majo

或许,我会用荒岛来形容马尔代夫的小岛;或许,我也会用这个形容词在Bora Bora的身上;可是真正的荒岛,应该是复活节岛才对。

马尔代夫和大溪地外岛的荒凉,只是属于那种人少,比较幽静的感觉;他们其实是更接近用奢华的宁静来形容。 那些地方属于度假村,休闲的被圈出来的美景。然而复活节岛的荒凉,那是荒的隔绝, 用英文的 Isolation 来形容是最确切的!!那是一种属于一个失落的Civilization,一种文明的孤寂。有别于马丘比丘或者庞贝古城,时间被停止在那段文明的终结点;复活节岛的文明,是依旧还在继续着的,时间在这里是运转前行的。站在岛上任何一个地方望出去,都是辽阔的海洋,远远的漫延出去看不到尽头的海平线。最原始的土路,最简单的木头房子,马路上和行人一样散步的野马和野狗,这一切的一切都对一个从“文明城市”里逃出来的人有最大的诱惑。



虽然不能说我去过无数的海岛,不过8个9个也都是有的。这里面,复活节岛是最特别的那一个。这里也是最原始,最让我感觉是去到了另外一个世界。 更重要的是,这里看到的不光是荒凉的景致,还有非常神秘的人文。当然啦,这片陆地还是世界上最与世隔绝,距离大陆地最遥远的海岛。复活节岛周围大概地球1/4面积的区域内,都是汪洋大海,几千公里的距离内是没有任何其他人类存在的。就这片小小的160多平方公里的土地上,五千多人口用他们自己最幸福的方式生活在岛上唯一的村落 Hanga Roa,自给自足。

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