Balcony view

Balcony view

Balcony view

Yes… I had to take it again… such a clear view – and during the day??? Sky and air was thick and yellowish… I almost felt like in Bejing today. Humidy 100% … argh…



“Upon arrival in China, all foreigners must register their place of residence, whether it be a hotel, guesthouse, apartment or any other kind of housing. Those staying in residential houses, apartments or villas must go to the local police station within 24 hours of arrival to register.”

Hey… this feels like Germany 😉

So this is what I did today by the help of Angela, the company’s assistant. Here an impression from the police station and the officer handling my case:

Registration in Shanghai


Shanghai, here I am!

Frankfurt – Shanghai

everything went smoothly despite the fact that the airline asked me for 680 Euros! for 17 Kilos overweight luggage (Yes, 40 Euros for 1Kg extended luggage). China Eastern Airline… This “special” price was higher than the ticket price… Well, I decided to leave my diving gear in Germany…

Oliver (my flat mate) picked me up from the aiport, the taxi meter price Puxi – Airport Pudong is 165 Renminbi Yuan (RMB.Y), a little more than 17 Euros. Taxis drivers without meter will ask for more than double the price – so my visiting friends: be prepared to bargain hard!

We went to the apartment and than to the office to check out everything. Internet access is available at home and at the office. Some websites, for example, are blocked in China. Well guys… but you can’t block all proxies… 😉
And: some Mails will take 9 hours or more to get through…

Jet lag will hit me for some days… but let’s get started…

This is the view from our apartment which wilddesign is providing (the place is called Brilliant City):

View from my apartment's balcony