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…

Murder at Rongmao residence…

1 March 2013

His long-time butler Cheung, found him dead in his loft in Shanghai at 6:00 A.M. Police think Xu was murdered sometime between 1:00 and 1:30 this morning. The police found the muddy footprints of a man’s shoe…

Winter in Hefei

Winter’s last day

27 February 2013

Winter struck its final blow on us a couple of days ago. Now spring is arriving fast and the air is warming up again. I thought I had escaped the snow leaving Poland, but no. One final pack of snow and winter’s days are over.

terracotta warriors and horses

Qin’s terracotta warriors and horses

18 February 2013

One of the things you must have seen. Immense, huge and megalomaniacal… It is the army of emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect him in the afterlife. The army was created around 300 BC. Some farmers accidentally discovered the army in 1974 when they tried to dig a water well.

Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi’an – 西安

14 February 2013

The city Xi’an is the capital of the Shaanxi province in the People’s Republic of China. With more than 3000 years of history, it is one of the oldest cities in China. It is the home of the Emperor Qin’s terracotta army and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road.

Strawberry jam

A completely different world

7 February 2013

When I just arrived in China, I had the feeling of arriving on another planet… A totally different world. Like I had arrived in some sort of computer game: hauling taxi’s all the time, eating out all the time, being totally different in appearance and look. Everybody staring at you, wanting to take a picture with you. An attraction.

Food street, Hefei

Traveling the world, developing yourself

21 January 2013

I changed my mind and seized the freedom that lay before my feet.

Did they try to create a secret weapon?

Project Riese

10 November 2012

Project Riese is a gigantic underground cave system in the Owl Mountains. After the defeat of the Nazis most of the documents concerning the project were lost, the German civilians in the area moved as the land was claimed by Poland and Poles moved in, thus leaving the unfinished project sites subjective to rumours. Rumours of secret Nazi projects, development of a secret weapon, and the creation of an übersoldat…

Castle Malbork

Castle Malbork

3 November 2012

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. It was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, in a form of an Ordensburg fortress.

Gdansk

Gdansk – Baltic sea fun

31 October 2012

Tri-city area… Gdańsk is for sleeping, Gdynia is for working, Sopot is for partying. Beautiful places, worth staying a long weekend. Sopot in summer is great: low prices, water (not too cold), sun, sand and parties.

Poland's largest open pit mine...

A dark forest…

19 September 2012

Tatra-mountains
Road-trip through Poland
A road less travelled
Eastern Poland; a farmers land