On our way home, we discovered some incredible backstreets. A trip to the past. Incredible to see people live in one-room apartments (toilets and even the kitchen sink outside on the street). The street market was outright amazing. No words needed Continue reading “Shanghai backstreets “
We had a cooking class this evening. Chicken, beef, dumplings, mapu tofu. Continue reading “Chinese cooking class”
Michi arrived in China today after her “visa trip” to Germany. Tried the hotspot place in the food in Food Inn at Zhangyang Rd. Definitely a place to revisit (although the hotspot was so spicy that the even the steam burned in the nose). Continue reading “Michi is back”
We had our first meeting in the new office today. The guys did a great job with the decorations. Wide open spaces, glass walls for the conference rooms. Will be a great place to work. Continue reading “New Office”
The second Taifun in 4 weeks has passed over the region. Luckily, again, it only brought wind, rain and cooler temperatures to Shanghai.
Let’s see how this affects air traffic. My flight to Wuhan seems to be on time. This would be already the second flight on time ;-). Two weeks ago, I had 12h delay on the flight from Beijing, and twice already, I have taken the “overnight express” (planes that are scheduled to leave in the evening but are delayed until early morning).
I have grown quite fond of our ferry. Not only does it bring us right to the amazing streetfood in the old town. It also gives amazing views on Lujiazui Continue reading “Beautiful river crossing “
This a reocurring ritual. Social scientists still wonder… Continue reading “Circle of Life (all within 100m)”
On July 1st, Michi and I embarked on an adventure to China. I have a three year contract to work in Shanghai. We are 5 weeks into our stay and already had our share of ups and downs. But we already feel quite at home in this awesome and vibrant city. I will use this blog to write about our journey.