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”
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”
I was lucky, this time. One day before I arrived, temperatures dropped from over 40C to 25C. So I may live another day. Interesting fact: if you ask nicely, you may bring your own drinks to the restaurant.
Today I am back in Shanghai. Have to get up way to early (7:00). Michi just landed in PVG. So this will be a great day!
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).
No crowd so far at Hangqiao (10min after boarding). So let’s see
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 “