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湾区斯坦福周围的中餐馆

在湾区呆了两年,我常去的中餐馆(不在这个名单上的餐馆,要么离Palo Alto太远,要么我很少去)。其他亚洲口味(马来,印度,越南,韩国,日本,泰国,Asian fusion)中值得推荐的餐馆改日另荐。

Herbert's Guide to Sawyer Camp Trail

Sawyer Camp Trail follows Crystal Springs Reservoir, which is one of the major sources for drinking water of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It's regarded as one of the best jogging and walking trails in the Bay Area. Along the pristine Crystal Springs Reservoir, there are three segments of trails, San Andreas Segment in the north, Sawyer Camp Trail in the middle, and Crystal Springs trail in the south. Sawyer Camp segment is connected to San Andreas Segment via a walking/jogging trail. Currently no direction connection between Sawyer Camp and Crystal Springs due to the bridge construction.

Herbert's Guide to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is one of the most popular national parks in the world, and justifiably so. The park is within 4-5 hours of driving from the Bay Area and many awe-inspiring attractions are within walking distance down the valley. It's got something for everyone, whether you are a rock climber, or a hiker, or a camper, or just hanging out with kids and elderly. It's worth repeated visits in different seasons to fully appreciate the changing face of the nature.

Hiking at Joseph D. Grant County Park in East Bay

Joseph D. Grant County Park is located toward the end end of the Bay Area in San Jose, about 40-minute drive from Palo Alto. We came here in early spring trying to catch some wild flowers. Didn't see much blossom yet but the scenery on the hill was quite a treat. There were not too many people in the park. Nearby the park there are numerous biking routes. Right off the parking lot there is a small lake.

A Night-Out Guide for First-Time Beijing Visitor

a stop-by-stop walkthrough of going full night-out in Beijing for a first-time visitor to get the most out of Beijing's vibrant urban life

西行漫记05雨夜的浪漫

在Sagrada Familia里沦陷了两三个小时后,我们饥肠辘辘地去觅食了。据Rick Stevens说,有self-respect的当地餐馆要到9点以后才会供应食物,在那个点之前去的都是没有self-respect的游客。管他的,没有就没有,我想尝尝当地名闻遐迩的火腿了。乘地铁来到著名的老城区The Ramblas,却发现下起雨来。The Ramblas是一条极宽的马路,游客们像游行一样走在中间,路边布满各种餐馆,酒吧,花店,酒店。雨点越来越大,我们赶快从一个沿街小贩手里买了把雨伞,躲进了旁边看起来人气最旺的一家餐馆。

西行漫记06之马德里Die-Die-Must-Go-One美食图

马德里好玩的地方全在市中心,只要住在Puerta del Sol地铁站附近(也就是Mayor Plaza),就可以玩遍主要景点。我们昨晚过足了海鲜饭的瘾后,今天的早餐午餐晚餐全部在当地小店解决。我们发现,这些小店里的特色美食完全不是那些正儿八经的餐馆可以比拟的。以下是我们亲身经历后推荐的四大当地著名小吃店。(我们的酒店Hotel Europa也在地图上标出了)

西行漫记03之无人之境

列车迎着初升的阳光向东驰往巴塞罗那,萧瑟的天底下,灰黄的田野,混着一丛丛的低矮小灌木,向身后疾奔而去。天色发青,田野的色彩似乎也没有法国普罗旺斯那么浓郁。本来还想把Rick Steve的巴塞罗那guide book读一读,但在火车吭哧吭哧的催眠曲中,不知不觉就堕入了黑梦。我一进入motion中的车辆或者飞机就会产生浓浓睡意,几乎是条件反射。这个习惯是十年前在上海做项目的时候养成的。我跟马拉西亚同事Patrick住在徐家汇的Sheraton,每天一大早坐出租车去浦东的公司某分部的一个工厂去做审计,跑一趟单程几乎要花一个多小时。很快我俩就进入一种稳定的状态:一坐进出租车就各自开始甜蜜的小回笼,浑浑噩噩地坐到工厂然后开始审查那儿的防火安全措施。从那以后我在运动中的交通工具里就基本是废柴一个。

西行漫记04之拍摄Sagrada Familia的推荐地点

Sagrada Familia是巴塞罗那最著名的地标,是高迪最惊世骇俗的建筑作品,是摄影爱好者绝对不能错过的地方。要拍摄它需要注意时间,方位和地点。

西行漫记02之破晓时分

国航从北京直飞马德里的航班上现在也有内容比较丰富的菜单式的影视节目了。排除一大堆当红猛片后,我毅然选择了冷门的A-Team,一个有点像RED的动作片,Liam Leeson和Bradley Cooper主演。Cooper的胸肌可真不是盖的,可以跟乐嘉的比一比。A-Team火力十足,属于典型的Friday night guy's movie, 颇具娱乐性,应该在XXXFast Five之间。话说回来,同样是从流行的电视剧系列改编成电影,它的票房命运比Mission Impossible差得太远了,看来Cooper的亲和力还是不如当年巅峰时期的Cruise呀。