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Shanghai from the sky

22 April 2015

Shanghai seen from up high, no filters, no effects. Just the plain truth. China keeps amazing me with it’s nature.

Yellow Mountain

Yellow Mountain

21 April 2015

Hiking through Yellow Mountain, I felt like I was wandering through a different world. Yellow Mountain is awesome!

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Back Alley Brawl

5 November 2014

A maze of small alleys, stairs leading to higher houses, laundry hung from house to house. A different world, so beautiful.

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Shanghai’s old houses

29 October 2014

The authentic old houses create a more beautiful China for me than the monstrosities of modernism.

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National Holiday Trip

6 October 2014

Hangzhou, West Lake, Linan and visiting a gorge. China has a lot of beautiful untamed nature to offer.

Shanghai Lilongs

Demolished Lilongs

12 September 2014

All these old, picturesque buildings and streets have to make way for new buildings. People have their kitchens in the alleyways.

VIVA Fashion Show Shanghai

VIVA Jewelry

11 September 2014

The VIVA jewelry fashion show in Shanghai – we were there… and a big crowd of stylists, hairdressers and skin care professionals.

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Paying the bills

30 April 2014

When you need to pay the gas, water and electricity bills in China you go to the local seven-eleven.

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小气鬼!

16 April 2014

the apartment I decided to rent may need some severe fixing and cleaning here and there… I guess this is the way to create a bond between you and the property.

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Very funny, very clever!

7 April 2014

One very witty sign above a toilet I used.

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China! Here we come!

2 April 2014

8:00u – opgestaan en tas verder gepakt. Op naar Schiphol, inchecken opstijgen, de Hobbit deel 2, Hunger games deel 2 en Wolf of Wallstreet kijken. 3 a 2 uurtjes pitten in het vliegtuig.

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Broccoli in oester saus en kip met ananas

2 April 2014

Mix in een klein schaaltje 1 eetlepel water, 1/2 eetlepel maizena, maiszetmeel of bloem tot het opgelost is. Voeg 2 eetlepels oester saus toe en 1 tot 1/2 sesam olie en mix dit tot een egaal sausje.

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Gember Grapefruit Elixer

17 February 2014

Gember is goed voor ons. Gooi af en toe eens 1-2 cm gemberwortel (op een goed glas sap; puur drinken brand je keel weg) door de juicer als je sinaasappelsap perst.

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Experiencing Polish hospitality

16 February 2014

My friends took me home to their parental home where there were good Polish food and home made wine.

Wroclaw Rynek

And we’re back in Wrocław, Poland

15 February 2014

While waiting for my visa documents for another year in China (Shanghai) I decided to visit some old Salsa & Zouk friends here.

Nothing gets in its way...

A new highway

30 July 2013

I was driving around Binhu on my motorbike. Binhu is a quite new area in Hefei and they are developing a huge number of new roads there. This results in empty crossroads with traffic lights but where the crossing road ends up in some undeveloped, rural grassland (where lateron new residential areas will be build).

Their blind spot

Their blind spot

30 July 2013

I was walking down the street and suddenly my attention was drawn to the way they laid down the path for the blind… Let’s just say: they try their best.

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Demolishing the wall

30 July 2013

A while ago they were demolishing the old wall of the apartment block I’m living in. To my surprise an old lady came by and started cleaning all the bricks from the mortar and separating them from the chunks of debris.

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