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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou July 10th 2016

General info: Currency: Chinese Yuan Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 5Y, metro ticket 2Y, meal in restaurant 25Y That was my first visit to the most populous country in the world. China widely know from labels of variety of products "made in China" is world's cheapest source of manpower. It is as well a country where human rights or sustainability are not taken into account much. My research how to spend given 24hours in Guangzhou, ended up with an idea to visit one of the tallest towers in the world- Canton Tower, but my team showed up as group of foodies, so I decided get to know the city from culinary side. Local menus are rich in quite specific delicacy for middle-european taste, but i got my experianced colleagues with me and i found ... read more
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou May 10th 2016

I have been in China at the Canton Fair the last few weeks. I came here to look for products to sell on Amazon. I started selling on Amazon recently and I would like to get 4 more products up for sale on Amazon by September 2016. I want to develop a few passive income streams over the next few years and I am starting with this. The idea is to become even more location independent than I already am and reduce the risk of being dependent on any single stream of income or any one software patent client. My goal is also to have fun and diversify my day. This is so different than patent law and has presented some interesting challenges so I can explore my business creativity side. I have been able to ... read more
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou March 3rd 2016

Arrived at Saigon airport far too early for checkin. The traffic out of the city was terrible at 8.15 am. We had an hour to wait, watching others queueing up with the biggest boxes imaginable. What on earth is in them? They all looked to have about 5 pieces of luggage each. Although they said check in opened 2 hours before the flight, we spotted a side queue forming next to the Cathay Pacific people, scooched over and joined it, so were very near the front. Given boarding cards for both flights, bye bye luggage until Heathrow! On the plane we were unusual in that we were literally the only 2 westerners and as women, also in the approx 10% of females. Git a full meal, and the request for vegetarian had penetrated their inner workings ... read more
The Pullman. Yay!
Executive room. Super yay!
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou January 21st 2016

09. Januar (Der Tag vor dem Seminar): Gegen 17 Uhr ging es los nach Guangzhou, wo ja das vorsichtig erwartete Seminar stattfinden sollte. Mit dem Hochgeschwindigkeitszug hat nur zweieinhalb Stunden gedauert und schon standen wir in einer von Chinas größten Städten. Und die war wirklich gigantisch. Doch anders als es uns vorhergesagt wurde, war es nicht langweilig und grau. Denn weil wir alle noch nie zuvor eine chinesische Großstadt gesehen hatten, waren wir fasziniert von den ganzen Hochhäusern und vor allem von den kleinen Gassen wo es in jedem zweiten Laden LED-Lichter zu kaufen gab. Wir hatten im Voraus ein Hostel gebucht und haben flink unsere Zimmer bezogen, die auch wirklich nett waren. Dann musste ich aber schnell wieder zurück zur Rezeption, die es für mich geschafft hatten, ein paar Plätze im neuen Star Wars Film ... read more
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou January 18th 2016

Das war Guangzhou Der Rest der Woche ist einfach zusammenzufassen. Am Morgen nach einer Nacht im Lazy Gaga haben wir uns mit chinesischen Studenten getroffen, die wir bereits bei einem Camp kennen gelernt haben. Wir trafen uns in einem schicken Restaurant in welchem es Dim Sum, beziehungsweise Morning Tea gibt. Dim Sum bezeichnet im Prinzip eine große Auswahl an kleineren Snacks, wie zum Beispiel Dumplings. Das Essen war sehr lecker und nicht ganz so billig, zum Glück wurden eingeladen. Danach ließen wir uns Teile der Stadt zeigen und dabei kaufte ich mir eine Gyrodstasche mit Thorben zusammen. Dann gingen wir noch zu einer Mall und fuhren dann zu unserem Hotel in welchem wir auch unser Seminar haben. Zum Seminar so viel, es war sehr hilfreich und nötig. Wir redeten über verschiedenste Themen, von Erwartungen an das ... read more
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou January 14th 2016

Momentan befinde ich mich in Guangzhou, einer riesigen Stadt am Meer, um dort mein Zwischenseminar abzuhalten und um ein wenig über das Vergangene zu reflektieren. Das mache ich jetzt auch schon seit dem Zehnten. Angekommen bin ich zwar schon am Neunten, doch nur aus dem Grund, dass es zum einen keinen Zug mehr am Zehnten gab und weil ich so unglaublich dringend Star Wars sehen musste. Ja, musste. Und er war toll. Nicht perfekt, aber toll. Doch zu meiner Zeit hier kommt bald ein Eintrag, doch nun zu den Sachen die in Zukunft anstehen. Denn nach diesem Seminar, welches am 15. endet, werde ich zurück nach Gongcheng fahren. Doch bereits am 16. wieder nach Guilin fahren um mich schon mal etwas umzusehen und mich auf den Besuch meiner Eltern vorbereiten. Denn da will man ja etwas ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 30th 2015

Qingping market, Orchid garden, and King Nanyue mausoleum. - metro ride from the train station to Huansha, 3Yuan. - metro ride from Huansha to Yuexiu Park, 3Yuan. - entrance fee for the King Nanyue Mausoleum museum, 5Yuan (half price). - entrance fee for the Orchid Garden, 4Yuan (half price).... read more
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Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 4th 2015

leaving home on Tuesday at 17:20. 1h30 flight from Home to Paris CDG. 11h45 flight from Paris CDG to Guangzhou. arriving Wednesday19:30 at the hotel (local time). !---! Xinhe International Hotel Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou, 288Yuan.... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 4th 2015

Wednesday 4th November 2015 Today we were on the move again and we had a fast train booked for 12:20 from Guilin North train station direct to Guangzhou. We jumped into a taxi after checking out and then sat down into our fast and comfortable journey on the train. Leaving Guilin offered some stunning countryside views through the train windows, so the journey out was something special too. We'll miss this scenery of Guilin. Arriving at Guangzhou station, which is just outside of Hong Kong (well, about 2 hours), we were met by my other flatmate from University who lives here. Like Michael, I hadn't seen Ryan in a long time so it was good to see him after all these years. He had arranged a hotel for us and drove us straight there to check ... read more
Just your average garden with a lake view
Chatting and drinking
Long way down - glass platform at Guangzhou tower

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 13th 2015

Franck, Melanie and I had mentioned meeting up in senggigi before I departed for the Komodo tour. However this did not work out so I ended up having a few beers in a bar/restaurant on my own that night and listening to live music. I chatted to some locals working at the place and ended up receiving contact details from one of the ladies, which was amusing to me. The following day a crowded minibus picked me up for the Komodo tour. We were dropped off at a tourist centre which was packed with travellers. There I met a few guys who would jump on the same boat as me. We had to wait for a couple of hours before the boat was ready for us to load onto it. While we were waiting we were ... read more
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