Yunnan has always been on my travel list for China. The flight from Shanghai to Lijiang takes about 3 hours to cover about 2000 distance. North Yunnan boarders also to the Tibetan mountain, similar as described in my last article about Sichuan. Let the road trip begin We stayed in a budget airport hotel at […]Read more "Yunnan – Home of the Naxi People"
When you tell Chinese people that you are visiting Sichuan, they mostly tell you to eat spicy food and see the cute pandas. However, we wanted actually to stay away from the beaten tourist path. Our plan was to go camping, running and hiking. I was especially attracted to discover the mountains of Western Sichuan. […]Read more "Traveling Sichuan Style – Part I"
My cycling training started slowly in 2020. After Chinese New Year I had a long cycling pause, as I didn’t ride during February and March. When I heard about this race, it was about the right moment since I was just getting back to my old fitness level. (Road cyclist like to measure themselves by […]Read more "TaiHu 300 Challenge Ride"
As the lock-down measures for Covid19 are easing in China, it is time to get out of Shanghai and discover some new regions again. This time me and my friends decided to boost our health and fitness in the “oxygen bar” of Yixing! On our way to Wuxi Yixing is less known to people in […]Read more "How to spend an active weekend in the Jiangsu Province?"
I wasn’t able to cycle for almost two months because of the lock down situation in Europe and China. But today I just came back from a long morning cycling tour during my extended Qing Ming holidays and I am super excited to write this article about cycling in Shanghai. The beginning of a love […]Read more "What is it like to cycle in Shanghai?"
In my previous articles, I have already described some of the cultural differences, that I have experienced in China. Now it’s time to focus on a more personal topic: DATING. Please keep in mind that I only can tell my story as a foreigner living in Shanghai. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Therefore, […]Read more "Dating in China <3"
I can’t hear the word Corona anymore (or Corona beer jokes). Therefore I don’t want to write just another article about the virus situation in China. However, I want to report about another interesting phenomena, which became more and more present during the recent situation: The VIRTUAL LIFE in China. I am still trapped in […]Read more "China goes virtual during COVID-19"
I only started wakeboarding actively three years ago, when I was still living in Romania. At that time I was a bit frustrated about the ski resorts in Romania, which can be a bit old-fashioned. However, Romania has great mountains (as described in a couple of my other articles) which only needed to be climbed… […]Read more "The Art of Splitboarding"
If you haven’t heard about Jeju island, then it’s about time to read this article 🙂 Jeju is the largest island of Korea. It is centered around the mighty Hallasan, (South) Korea’s highest mountain (1947m). As you can already see, Jeju is full of superlatives, but what else makes Jeju so special? Visa regulations First […]Read more "The strange wonders of Jeju-Do"
The year 2019 comes to an end. So I took some time to look back and reflect the experiences that I have made this year. I always wanted to write about how trail running started for me and how it developed into more than a sport hobby. This article will cover my major trail running […]Read more "Trail Running in China"