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  • 中国行之洛阳篇

    之前写到了带着自己的外国朋友在4月的中国行之北京,今天就继续来说说这次别有风味的旅行。旅行的第二站便是洛阳,Danni其实也是第一次去洛阳,幸好在学校认识的一个同学是洛阳人,便由她带着我们继续探索中国历史了。

    洛阳最出名的便是龙门石窟,因为朋友很喜欢看佛像,所以对去往龙门石窟特别的憧憬。一大早就准备好一切,便出发了。4月因为赏牡丹的最佳时期,所以去往洛阳的旅客还真不少,也算是对于两个外国友人一次真正体验中国巨大人口的考验。除了给他们看景色之外,也算是给他们看下什么叫做人山人海吧。不过龙门石窟也真的不让人失望,一大片的佛像,真的很佩服古人的精雕细琢,也算是让外国友人知道了什么叫做排场吧!

    到了晚上,朋友便带我们去逛了洛阳老城区。走了很多古都,对洛阳的印象却格外的强。古都的风味保存的很好,外加在价钱上也不像其他的那些风景区,非常的公道,很多好吃的值得一尝再尝。两个老外也是格外的招人,或许是因为洛阳的开放程度不如其他几大城市,两个人有如明星般地,一直被要求拍照,让自己感觉好像是个明星助理。不过两人也是很享受这种纯中国式的城市,让他们真正体验到了中国风。

    来到中国,必须要试试各种中国菜式。到了洛阳,朋友便建议尝尝烧烤。其实烧烤对于西方人来说,不是什么特别新颖的料理方法,只不过呢,很多中国的材料,让他们有点望而却步,比如说内脏。西方人对于吃内脏,完全无法理解,之前因为一个鸡爪,引发了我们团队的骚动,恨不得对此写一遍关于文化差异的报告。不过幸好两个外国友人还是比较给面子的挑战了一些,对于我们来讲也特别的欣慰。

    虽然洛阳行只有短短的2天,但是对于喜欢中国文化的外国人来说,却是特别吸引人的。最后一战的中国便是Danni的家乡-上海,对于在自己地盘活动,那可不是什么复杂的挑战~尽情期待吧!

  • The Commission’s mandate for Brexit negotiations: firm but fair?

    22 May 2017 will rightly be remembered by people for the terrible events in Manchester. But it was also the day that the EU finalised its position on the Article 50 negotiations, agreeing on the detailed negotiation mandate for the Commission, which will lead the talks. The mandate essentially confirms the broader guidelines previously agreed […]


  • Delahaies-Roulstone paper on DALEC v2 published in Geoscientific Model Development

    The paper “Constraining DALEC v2 using multiple data streams and ecological constraints: analysis and application“, co-authored by Sylvain Delahaies, Ian Roulstone, and Nancy Nichols (Reading) has been accepted for publication in the journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), a journal with an impact factor of 5.2.  The paper uses a variational method to assimilate multiple data […]


  • A Student’s Guide to Networking

    After attending the Summer Recruitment Fair, which saw 60+ employers visiting campus for one of the biggest careers events of the year, second-year politics student Anna Ouston shares her advice for effective networking at events. “Networking is something that is really important for your career and your life after you graduate, and building up these connections […]


  • Travelling Memories: Traces of Sor Sança, Companion of Birgitta of Sweden in Medieval Barcelona

    Chapel of Sant Llàtzer. Photo: Enfo. (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License) There is a famous scene in The Book of Margery Kempe in which Margery meets with a woman described in the text as a “Senyt Brydis mayden” [St. Birgitta’s maidservant]. Devotion to and imitation of Birgitta of Sweden is one of the key features […]


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