Hong Kong is and will be one of my/our favorite cities. Its simply an awesome place; Asian culture with British politeness, automatic taxi doors and egg waffles. What more can you possibly want. Continue reading “Hong Kong – You can check in any time you like…”
Tonight, we took our streetfood expedition to another level and went out with the pros from untour Shanghai on the night market tour. We started on Shouning Lu and ended in (the east part of) Fangbang Lu.
To get right to the point: We tried the snake. It was disturbingly delicious. Continue reading “Untour Shanghai”
“1h Chinese Massage”.
I was not aware of the fatal consequences of this simple request. One hour of intense pain ensued. A people that can endure such torture is not to be messed with.
Michi enjoyed it but it is common knowledge that women are tougher than men.
We finally tried one of the fish “restaurants” at Fuxin East road. Three types of fish, clams and crab (tried neither bullfrog nor snake). Food is fresh as can be and extremely tasty. Not cheap but well worth it. Continue reading “Fish no chips”
Some impressions from a short walk, today.
After just another very long week (some work looming on the weekend, again), we decided to spent a relaxed weekend at home.
We kicked off Friday night with Michis friend Jana at Yongkang Lu, Shanghai’s infamous expat bar street (check the beer prices before ordering. You ca easily pay 10€ for a tap beer…). Continue reading “Tailor made”
This weekend, we took the chance to stay in Hangzhou for a visit after a customer meeting on Friday. Qiming and his family joined us and were excellent tour guides.
Hands down, Hangzhou is much more beautiful than Suzhou. Continue reading “Hangzhou feichang piaoliang”
This weekend, we went on a trip to Suzhou. The city used to the hometown of parts of the country’s intellectual elite (the silk industry was the source of the city’s wealth, which, in turn led to the regions high education. We took the bullet train from Shanghai – a short 30 min ride. We stayed at the Soul Hotel downtown, perfectly located (right next to an awesome hotpot place) Continue reading “Suzhou hen piaolian”
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”