Travel

When I was a child, I dreamed to travel around the world, to meet different people and to experience different cultures. Now, my dream is coming true. I travel a lot. During my journeys, I learn new things and also relate things that have something in common.

Venice

The Angel of the City
The Angel of the City

Venice has been known as the "City of Water", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Its ubiquitous art atmosphere and beauty is attractive. My favorite place in Venice is the museum of Peggy Guggenheim collection. Everything in the museum is masterpiece.

Amsterdam

The Tulip Festival
The Tulip Festival

The city was a dam in the river Amstel. It was one of the most important ports in the 12th century. The canals of Amsterdam were developed in the 17th century and were located in the heart of the city. One of the city's attractions is the tulip festival. We caught the end of the tulip festival in Amsterdam. I had never thought flowers could be so bright and colorful.

Suzhou

Wangshi Garden
Wangshi Garden

The city has over 2,500 years of rich history and is famous for its canals and stone bridges It was meticulously designed. Because of its serene and elegant beauty, the city is called "The Heaven of China". Historically, it is the Chinese artists' favorite place. The Suzhou Gardens are the most exquisite and picturesque cultural places in China. They reflect Confucian aesthetics thought and Chinese ancient litterateurs' gardening thought.

What's in common?

The canal in Venice
Venice
The canal in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
The canal in Suzhou
Suzhou

Though these three cities are different in terms of their histories, cultures and characteristics, they all have canals that were developed in ancient time. You can see that the landscapes of these three cities with totally different styles are shaped in a similar way by the canals.