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!

back alley maze

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.

old door

Shanghai’s old houses

29 October 2014

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


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.

paying bills in China

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.



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.


Very funny, very clever!

7 April 2014

One very witty sign above a toilet I used.


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.

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.

Loading the bricks

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.

The dentist

The dentist…

13 July 2013

Today I went to the dentist, for a change. A regular check-up and because my girlfriend needed a rotten tooth to be pulled. The whole gig didn’t cost more than 12 Euros.

Hefei, tremendously developing

Debris and empty spots

28 April 2013

There are so many spots covered with debris or just cleared for building new stuff in Hefei.

Swan Lake

Swan lake

28 April 2013

Swan lake in Hefei is one of the many scenic areas this developing city has. Man-made, just to beautify the place. Surrounded by modern high-rises and shoppingmalls, it has a nice park area to picnic or just walk around. There seems to be a beach area and the possibility to ride small boats.

Hefei powerplant

Hefei industrial area

24 April 2013

Driving around on my new bought scooter bike, I discovered some prime development land in Hefei. Google maps drew my curiosity when I saw a small river running to a big lake up north…

Hefei city view

On buses, trains, streets and SMOG…

9 April 2013

Here then, a little on buses, trains, streets and SMOG. Everyday I take the bus to my work. And I like it, because the bus-driver knows his route and it is just 1 yuan. And… he never stops for anything…

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