Ski jumping may not be the most exciting sport of all but its only 1.5h from Munich to onr of the biggest ski jump events of the year, the Neujahrsspringen of the Vierschanzentournee. And what else is there to do on early new year morning than to catch a train. Continue reading “Neujahrsspringen in Partenkirchen”
After a Friday night (steak at Goldenes Kalb and great wine at Franks) and a lazy Saturday, its time for the mountains. Garmisch Partenkirchen is only 1:20 by train from Munich. But the panorama of Zugspitze and Alpspitze is breathtaking.
Nanjing greets us with a beautiful sea of morning fog below us (or air pollution but only hardcore rationalists would ponder over the difference). From our room on 69 floor, we have a view on the lake and the hills in which the Sun Yatsen memorial lies.
Nanjing is so close to Shanghai but we never managed to visit. Until last weekend. Patrick gave us a nudge. Well, Nanjing is indeed worth a visit.
For our 9th anniversary, Michi organized a surprise brunch at Waldof Astoria, today. We started out with Champagne and Oysters in the Long Bar. The Oysters are the best we have had in Shanghai so far. Continue reading “Oyster Brunch at Waldorf Astoria”
We finally made it, after 1.5 years. Both, Shenhua and SIPG have eluded me and always had away games when we would have had time to go. But yhanks to Michis new colleagues at the consulate (highly skilled, as they managed after two weeks what i have not managed in 1.5 years) we got to watch SIPG FC agaist Hubei. Continue reading “SIPG FC for the Win”
Cathay is an anglicism of the old word for China, Qidan. Cathay Room is the name of one of Shanghais best brunch places. Located on the 9th floor of the Fairmont Peace Hotel, the Cathay Room overlooks the Lujiazui Skyline. This morning, we are almost by ourselves; at the best table in the house. Continue reading “Best view in town – Cathay Room Brunch”
Fujian Province was still a white spot on our China Map. With the cold and wet season approaching in Shanghai, we decided on a weekend trip to warmer regions; to Xiamen.
Where do you look for typical hanseatic architecture and windmills? Of course, in Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao district, where else. On 20.11., we packed our cheese sandwiches (actually no, but would have been a good stereotype), borrowed a bike (actually yes) and rode around the deserted streets.
We visited Disneyland Shanghai one week after opening day. The opening has been a huge deal. Everybody has been talking about the first Disneyland in Mainland China. Since it was Michis lifelong dream to visit Disneyland, we were more than happy to go. Continue reading “Disneyland Shanghai – One week after opening”
After the great RC Dalian event, we decide to visit Dalian again since we did not really had time to visit the city. Continue reading “Dalian again”