Places & People

WOMEN OVER 50 – what shall we call ourselves?

Let’s start by listing what other people call us - matron, old lady, granny, biddy, old bag, crone, hag, witch, are some of the names used.

There is nothing positive about these appellations. They are either neutral or negative. 
They denote weakness, ugliness, helplessness and even evil.
They constitute a massive put down. 

In a society that values women primarily for their youthful beauty, sexual and reproductive powers, the more we age, the more we lose value. Our currency as women is devalued. 
Until we become invisible.
四月 9, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

We, the Matriarchs…

We, the Matriarchs… are the first generation in history of older, highly educated women to number in the tens of millions.
We are the first ever generation of older women who have spent decades in the workforce in professions and skilled employment, and not in the sweatshops and the fields.
We are the first ever generation of older women who have accumulated independent wealth and economic clout, despite discriminatory wage practices.
And we are the first ever generation of older women who can expect to live into their 90s.

But now we are entering the age of retirement. What next? What does society expect of us?

Well, nothing really.
六月 18, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

澳大利亚维多利亚州莫宁顿半岛地标性彩色盒子房

在澳大利亚的海域里我们可以寻找到这些壮丽的珊瑚礁。不过它们不是来自我们所熟知的澳大利亚东海岸的大堡礁,而是来自西海岸的尼加卢礁。着实奇怪的是,虽然这片礁脉在去年被评为世界遗产,但是却鲜为人知。

尼加卢是世界公认的最壮观的珊瑚礁群之一同时也是最后一片依旧保持原生态的珊瑚礁群。在尼加卢栖息着220种珊瑚以及500种热带鱼类。我对于这样一片拥有富饶的独特海洋生物并鲜为人知的地带充满好奇。

带着这份好奇,我潜入海底与它的鲨鱼,大海龟,黄貂鱼,儒艮以及无数令人惊艳色彩斑斓的鱼群一起畅游。
一月 18, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

In Praise of Solo Travel in Italy for Women

Italy is the perfect place for solo travel for women. But when I told people that I had recently travelled through Italy myself, they looked at me in disbelief and the usual response was — “ Well, that takes balls. I wouldn’t do that.” But why not? Travelling solo is a liberating and exhilarating experience. It fills us with a sense of adventure, opens our minds and relaxes the soul.
八月 9, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

乌鲁鲁(艾尔斯岩石)— 澳大利亚的红色中部

乌鲁鲁(艾尔斯岩石)是世界上为数不多得到联合国教科文组织认可的世界双遗产地之一,得到认可的不仅是它的自然价值 ,同时也有其卓越的文化价值。

在前往澳大利亚红色中部的旅途中,我们在这片有着3亿年历史的澳大利亚地标上看到了美丽无比的景色、丰富多样的文化以及欣欣向荣的未来。
十月 5, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Go Meet Legendary Stockman of the Australian Outback, Luke McCall

Luke McCall, aged 84, is one of the few surviving stockmen. For over half a century he crossed the vast length and breadth of Australia with thousands of head of cattle and horses. He loved the life and the stock and never saw it as a life of extreme physical hardship, danger and isolation. In this profile she has written for WomanGoingPlaces, Patricia McPherson describes her mate, Luke McCall as " a legendary stockman whose name stands high right across the north of Australia."
七月 23, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Outback Australia in the Wet Season

My daughter Genevieve and I drove 4000 kilometres from Port Augusta…
五月 8, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher
Ningaloo Reef

澳大利亚尼加卢礁

在澳大利亚的海域里我们可以寻找到这些壮丽的珊瑚礁。不过它们不是来自我们所熟知的澳大利亚东海岸的大堡礁,而是来自西海岸的尼加卢礁。着实奇怪的是,虽然这片礁脉在去年被评为世界遗产,但是却鲜为人知。

尼加卢是世界公认的最壮观的珊瑚礁群之一同时也是最后一片依旧保持原生态的珊瑚礁群。在尼加卢栖息着220种珊瑚以及500种热带鱼类。我对于这样一片拥有富饶的独特海洋生物并鲜为人知的地带充满好奇。

带着这份好奇,我潜入海底与它的鲨鱼,大海龟,黄貂鱼,儒艮以及无数令人惊艳色彩斑斓的鱼群一起畅游。
二月 12, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

亚瑟港, 塔斯马尼亚 – Port Arthur, Tasmania

当你第一眼看见它时,它给你的印象也许是那些伫立在起伏山峦上的英式豪宅和在错落在田园诗画般海港边郁郁葱葱的花园。但事实上,亚瑟港是英格兰最可怕的罪犯流放地之一。
六月 3, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is the centre of Japan’s Geisha culture. There are almost 200 Geiko (Geisha) in Kyoto, making it the largest concentration in Japan. It is hard to find a Western equivalent for this exclusive profession. It combines the rigorous training and discipline of an elite ballet school and music academy, with the self-renunciation of a nunnery. Exquisitely costumed Geiko are sometimes seen along the narrow streets in the Gion quarter. Meeting a Maiko, a young woman in apprenticeship to become a Geiko, was one of the most memorable events of our time in Japan.
一月 2, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

Our Top Places in Japan

WomanGoingPlaces has chosen some of the places we saw as first-time visitors to Japan that became our Top Places in Japan.
These are to be found on 4 different islands of Japan - Honshu, Miyajima, Hokkaido and Shikoku. The choices are arranged according to islands and not in order of favourites.
三月 3, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

塔斯马尼亚塔斯曼岛游船 – Tasman Island Cruise, Tasmania

游船的速度很快,海面也常常是波浪起伏。坐在船的前排,这快感仿佛是乘坐过山车。波涛让你时而上又突然下。如果你坐中间或者靠后的位置,整个航行会比较平稳,当然了,这取决于天气。所以,你可以根据坐在哪里来选择你想要的航行体验。但是,无论你坐在哪里,塔斯马尼亚东南部海岸线的风景是非常壮观的。
五月 9, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

澳大利亚的内陆地区:昆士兰卡穆威尔 派特•麦克弗森

在澳大利亚,牧牛人是一个标志性的形象,在诗歌、民谣、绘画及文学中得到不朽传颂。
在澳大利亚的内陆地区,牧牛人就是这里的传奇,这种关系就如同牛仔在美国西部所刻画出的标志性形象那样。但是如今在内陆地区,真正的牧牛人已经为数不多了,取而代之的则是公路列车和直升机。
九月 9, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Hokkaido – the Northern Island of Japan

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands gives you a sense of space, of wilderness and of untamed nature, thanks largely to its many national parks and large stretches of uninhabited spaces. In winter, it becomes a wonderland of ice and snow and people flock to its ski resorts. Autumn arrives earlier in Hokkaido than in the rest of Japan, so you are more likely to see the turning of the leaves here first. Of all the wonderful sights and attractions of Hokkaido, its volcanoes and natural hot springs, are the most impressive.
一月 27, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Japan’s Brilliant Bullet Train

Remarkably, Japanese trains have an annual average late arrival time of only 38 seconds!
The bullet train or Shinkansen that connects major centres, is a marvel. Travelling at up to 300km per hour, this sleek, white, green or red serpent of a train is whisper quiet and provides a smooth ride when you are inside. Outside, it appears as a rush of wind if you’re lucky enough to catch it passing at full speed.
一月 24, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

一年中的哪个时间去日本旅行最好呢?When Is The Best Time To Visit Japan?

一年中的哪个时间去日本旅行最好呢?
媛梦之旅团队选择秋天来日本旅行是因为在秋天我们可以欣赏到秋叶的美色。虽然今年日本的秋天比原计划来的晚了一些,但是我们还是在十一月份的时候看到了一些绝美的叶子。尽管天气变得越来越冷,我们在十二月上旬也还是看到了这些叶子的身影。北海道的叶子颜色变的要早一些,因为北岛的天气要比南岛更冷一些。
二月 28, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

The Pleasures of a Japanese Toilet

The pleasures of the Japanese toilet are gaining worldwide attention. The BBC in its news today, made an announcement about toilets in Japan. And recently the New York Times ran a feature story on Japanese toilets. Why toilets would qualify as news might puzzle many - but it would not surprise those who have been to Japan.
Japanese toilets are quite ingenious.
一月 19, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Ryokans in Japan

Ryokans in Japan have been described as national treasures. These traditional inns for travellers are located throughout the country. You can stay in Western-style hotels throughout Japan, but you would be missing out on very memorable and pleasurable experiences by not staying in a ryokan. Many hotels also offer you a choice of Western or Japanese-style rooms. The latter are similar to a room in a ryokan. These rooms tend to be larger than Western-style rooms which are often tiny.
一月 13, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Onsen in Japan

Japan’s ubiquitous volcanoes frequently cause land and sea to shudder. But they are also the source of the healing waters of the Onsen, the public bath houses all over Japan that are often supplied with mineral water drawn from hot springs in volcanic craters.
Onsen have been part of Japanese life for millennia.
And one of the great delights of visiting Japan is staying in ryokans - traditional inns - with Onsen.
一月 6, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

和媛梦之旅一起游览威尼斯大运河 (Grand Canal of Venice)

媛梦之旅邀请您跳上我们的船和我们一起游览威尼斯大运河。您可以通过点击下方视频加入我们的旅程,一同领略世界上最辉煌的水道之一。

如果您从来没有去过威尼斯,我们的影片会向您展示运河两旁雄伟的大理石宫殿以及优美的贡多拉(指当地来来往往忙碌的小船),这些都是使水上生活充满生气的重要元素。即使您已经去过了威尼斯,这部影片也会让您重新领略它的美丽。

我们的船沿运河S形曲线朝着军械库(Arsenale)和圣马克盆地(St. Mark’s Basin)方向驶去。
九月 21, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

Ragusa Ibla combines magnificent architecture, celebrity glitter,…
一月 7, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

女人在巴黎

坐在墨尔本郊区的一家咖啡店外,我和两个女性朋友正为即将来临的生日举杯庆祝。此时的天气阳光明媚,雅拉河(Yarra River)的风景美不胜收。树木郁郁葱葱、骑自行车的人精神饱满、河里划船的桨手也充满着活动,周围的一切都很美好。朋友们不经意间说起她们想去巴黎,问我是否愿意一起去。她们的话还没说完就在一旁咯咯地笑了起来,我看得出她们觉得这是个非常好的想法,但实际上却有一点不切实际。

一趟去巴黎的旅行,我试着按照她们的想法想象了一下,为什么不去呢?
七月 18, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Donald Trump and “Crooked Hag” Hillary

Donald Trump’s lewdness towards young women has caused an uproar that looks set to end his chances of winning the presidency. By contrast, his attacks against Hillary as an older woman have barely drawn a murmur. Trump and his supporters have conducted a vicious campaign against Hillary using her age as a weapon against her. As though being an older woman is contemptible. They have played on negative stereotypes of old women and used scary, nursery rhyme images of witch-like women. “Crooked hag” is just the latest double-barrelled epithet they have hurled at her.
十月 14, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia has had very bad press for over 300 years.

She was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning for 34 years until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. But ask the average Russian what he knows about her and he will smirk and say Catherine was debauched and is mostly known for having countless lovers, usually from the ranks of her young army officers.

So why has the NGV decided to mount an exhibition dedicated to her?
六月 1, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

澳大利亚当代艺术中心 – The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA

澳大利亚当代艺术中心(ACCA)是澳洲最重要的当代艺术空间,它为当代艺术在本国的发展发挥了关键性作用。这座公共美术馆专注于委任艺术家进行创作而并非简单的收藏他们的作品,这种做法在澳大利亚是独一无二的。澳大利亚当代艺术中心至今已委托了不计其数的本国当代艺术新起之秀为其创作。
四月 30, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

莫宁顿半岛之雅碧湖葡萄园 – Yabby Lake Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula

盖有白色织网的葡萄树成排的散布在山间及山谷中,大海在远处闪烁着光芒。此时的你坐在高处一边俯瞰葡萄酒庄园,一边享用美食。而你享用的澳洲美酒正是产自于你下方的庄园。突然之间六只袋鼠蹦蹦跳跳地出现了,它们在葡萄藤下穿梭,最后朝着雅碧湖的方向跳去。(雅碧是根据英文Yabby音译而来,原意为一种小型的淡水龙虾。)

在2011和2012年获得 “吉米•华生纪念奖”(Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy)“年度最佳红酒”的殊荣后,雅碧湖葡萄园开始进入公众的视线。 黑皮诺葡萄酒(Pinot Noir)也在52年后首次受到吉米华生大奖的垂青,当年获奖的是一款2012年雅碧湖1号园黑皮诺干红葡萄酒(Yabby Lake Block 1 Pinot Noir 2012)。

在此之后,2013年雅碧湖2号园黑皮诺干红葡萄酒也多次荣获大奖,迄今为止已抱回11座奖杯。
三月 26, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Woman In…. Esperance, West Australia

Esperance is a seaside town on the south-eastern coast of West Australia. To get there, my daughter and I set off on a road trip from Perth, and in one day, drove 730 kilometres through the lower belly of West Australia.
二月 23, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

澳大利亚的标志—— 墨尔本布莱顿海滩之彩色盒子房

媛梦之旅继上篇 Iconic Bathing Boxes of the Mornington Peninsula 澳大利亚维多利亚州莫宁顿半岛地 收到热烈反响后,现就彩色盒子房发表另一篇文章。与上次不一样的是,这次的彩色小屋位于可以眺望城市商业中心的墨尔本近郊,他们就是布莱顿海滩(Brighton Beach)上的90个彩色小屋。
二月 4, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Nellie Bly – Around the World in 80 Days

It is the 125th Anniversary of the Race Around The World.
Who…
十一月 14, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Our Woman In….Havana

One of my favourite ways to prepare for travel to a country,…
十月 28, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

欧林达杜鹃花花园

在如此美好的春天该怎样度过愉快的一天呢?开车前往墨尔本近郊的欧林达(Olinda)小镇,看看那里的杜鹃花花园(Rhododendron Gardens)将是一个不错的选择。

占地600亩的山坡上盛开着15000片杜鹃花丛。放眼望去,不管哪个方向的风景都美不胜收。山间小径时而上时而下,引领你走进五彩斑斓的鲜花海洋,深粉、浅粉、珍珠白、深紫、火焰橙、奶黄色,每一片花丛都开满了美不可言的鲜花。渐变的颜色、纷繁的品种、沁人心脾的香味,这一切都让你眼花缭乱。
十月 26, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Woman In … Lake Balaton, Hungary

Woman travelling with extended family.

With two grown-up…
九月 10, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

墨尔本绝妙的建筑

我们常常会忘记墨尔本只有179年的历史。墨尔本最早是由殖民者在库林族国家(Kulin Nation)的土地上建立起来的。这座新兴城市的财富不仅来自淘金热潮时期所积累的黄金,同样也源于规划者们所拥有的视野。
规划者们深思熟虑,把墨尔本设计成为了一个街道宽广,公园林立的城市。街道上雄伟的大楼体现了这座城市的财富,同时也代表了当代最令人印象深刻的建筑。从前以“绝妙墨尔本(Marvelous Melbourne)”而闻名,到19世纪90年代,墨尔本已经发展成为仅次于伦敦的英属第二大城市。
八月 18, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

日本记事 – Notes on Japan

媛梦之旅刚刚在去年年末完成了第一次日本之旅。2016年,访日的游客达到了两千万人次。随着2020年东京夏季奥运会的临近,去日本旅行的游客更是将会大增。大家可以欣赏到日本奇幻的美景,感受日本独特的风情。在接下来一系列的旅游微博中,我们将会与您分享我们参观过的一些景点以及我们在这段旅行中一些独特的体验。
一月 18, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

卡卡杜国家公园 – 加拉邦弥 (库尔品大峡谷) 澳大利亚北领地 – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

我女儿吉纳维芙现居在达尔文,她在附近的土著社区内工作。我曾经让我女儿带我去一个她最喜欢的景点。她从朋友那里听说了加拉邦弥(Jarrangbarnmi)这个地方,因为这里是一个神圣的地方,她想应该能成为带着母亲和妹妹安娜一起去游览的一个理想地点。因为我对于土著文化以及其与周围环境的关系很感兴趣,我以前总是想找一处圣地去参观。而在此之前的一次旅行中,我们已经去了几个在卡卡杜国家公园内更受欢迎的地区。
十一月 25, 2016/通过: Rosalie Zycher

佩吉·古根海姆和威尼斯 – Peggy Guggenheim In Venice

佩吉·古根海姆(1898-1979)为20世纪现代艺术的发展做出了不可比拟的贡献。但是在她死后的37年间,误解和偏见仍然萦绕在佩吉·古根海姆的故事中。大多数的评论都将她的角色定义成“现代艺术的接生婆”,但是却又轻蔑地把她描述成一个不知疲倦的性瘾者。
十月 5, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

塔斯马尼亚玛利亚岛 – Maria Island, Tasmania

塔斯马尼亚玛利亚岛:历史、地理以及自然的奇迹. 这里是观察袋熊,小袋鼠,小型树袋鼠和树丛大袋鼠自然习性的最好的地方之一。他们可以无拘无束的漫步,因为岛上不允许出现任何车辆,商店或是宾馆。我们偶遇了一个母袋熊和婴儿袋熊。算上引进的觉鹅(Cape Barren Geese),这里有超过140种鸟类。
四月 5, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

Woman In…Patagonia

"Oh, that's impossible, I can't do that!" This is what I…
六月 17, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

在澳大利亚将霞多丽葡萄酒转变为伏特加

在同一片葡萄庄园既能找到传统发酵酿酒厂又能发现蒸馏酒厂实属罕见。如果其中的酿酒厂还能够酿造霞多丽并且在蒸馏酒厂将其转化为干邑,这可谓是少之又少。

但是在莫宁顿半岛上的达令公园(Darling Park)葡萄庄园里,情况就是这样的。在这片酿酒区,达令公园酿酒厂(Darling Park Winery)和巴斯弗林德斯蒸馏酒厂(Bass & Flinders Distillery)就维持着这样一种非传统但是又却极为创新的关系。
七月 28, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Australia’s website for women’s travel, activities and adventure – Why we set up the WomanGoingPlaces Website?

WomanGoingPlaces is Australia's website for every woman from…
五月 26, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Why are women terrified of dining solo?

 

Why are women terrified of dining solo?
When Australian…
五月 2, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

走进澳洲雨林, 喂养本土鸟类

跟随媛梦之旅一起走进已有6千万年历史的热带雨林。

这片森林是如此的古老,它早已在澳大利亚成为独立的大陆前就存在,当时我们还只是冈瓦纳古大陆(Gondwana)的一部分呢。

然而从墨尔本只需一小时的车程,我们便可以飞驰进入这片古老的发源地,这可谓是非常的奇妙。
七月 6, 2014/通过: admin

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我们澳大利亚两姐妹都曾在世界各地都生活和工作过。Augustine…
十二月 24, 2013/通过: Rosalie Zycher

去认识一下手艺高超的奶酪制作者和养羊人伯克·布兰登

跟随媛梦之旅驾车前往森林,在那里我们可以用摄像机记录澳大利亚顶尖奶酪制作者手工制作奶酪的过程。

近日,伯克·布兰登(Burke Brandon)在悉尼皇家奶酪及乳制品展览会(Royal Sydney Cheese & Dairy Show)上荣获两块金牌和三块银牌。同时他也被《农场杂志周刊》(Weekly Times Farm Magazine)评为2013年度杰出农民。
七月 10, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Home Alone – Not Necessarily!

 

I've just read an article that again confirmed why…
十二月 4, 2013/通过: Rosalie Zycher

Melbourne Now – The National Gallery of Victoria

 



 

Like an Empress Dowager, the National…
十二月 10, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher

Go Yachting in Australia – A Great Activity For Women

 

You've always wanted to go yachting but you don't…
十月 28, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher

寻觅墨尔本巷道艺术

墨尔本这座城市以引人入胜的巷道著名。酒吧,俱乐部,咖啡馆,饭店和展览馆就位于这些巷道之中,不过很多都没有标志或者街道地址,只有从人们的口口相传之中或者社交媒体上你才能知道如何找到它们,否则你根本无从知晓原来它们在那儿。当然,寻找这些地点也是颇有乐趣的。

巷道艺术为这些隐藏着的巷道增添了一重活跃。墨尔本也因此成为了澳大利亚的巷道艺术之都,甚至是世界巷道艺术最重要的地点之一。国际知名的巷道艺术家如Banksy(英国)和Swoon(美国)都曾来过墨尔本在巷道中展示他们的绘画艺术。当地的艺术家诸如Phibs,Rone,HaHa等都在这儿因他们的巷道作品名声大噪。
二月 5, 2014/通过: Augustine Zycher

Go Mushrooming & Wild Mushroom Bruschetta recipe

Serves 4-6 as an entree or light lunch

 

1 large…
九月 1, 2013/通过: Augustine Zycher

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