Manila – Philippines

My exchange semester ended in mid-January 2017 and a backpacking journey for around two and a half months through Southeast Asia started. This is how I stated. I had a 55 + 10 liters backpack on my back and another small backpack with my valuables in front. Way too much as I figured shortly after….

Beijing – China

Oh Beijing, such a wonderful city full of culture, modern sides, famous spots, delicious food and party possibilities. We spend five days in this city in October 2016 as a short break in between our exchange semester. It was gorgeous! The smog was hard on us and it makes me sad how humans influence the…

Shanghai – China

Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China beside Beijing and Shenzhen. I already did a post about Shenzhen, anther one about Beijing (Peking) will follow tomorrow. We only had a weekend in Shanghai. I went with a friend from Exchange and also visited three friends from my Germany university who did their exchange…

Guangzhou – China

Guangzhou is a city near by Shenzhen. You could either take a around three to four ours train ride or take the fast train for an hour. Of course, we decided for the last one. The train system in China is the best! All modern, fast and very well organized. Germany should really learn from…

Guilin – China

With four friends from exchange we did an extended weekend trip to Guilin. This area is known for its beautifully shaped mountains, the Li Jiang river and the rice fields. Since we went there after the harvest, we skipped the rice fields and got lost in the beautiful nature. We started in Guilin but just…

Macau – China

The “Las Vegas” of China, that is what Macau is also known for. I’m not much into gambling, so I just played on a few slot machines, but some of our guys really got into it. Anyway, even if like me you are not into gambling, it is still worth a visit if you are…

Exchange semester in Shenzhen – China

As part of my Master of Science degree in Management and Marketing I had to spend an exchange semester abroad. I wanted to be far away from home and gain a very different experience far from the west, this is why I chose the Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS in the following) in Shenzhen,…

Shenzhen – China

Since I have spent five months on exchange in Shenzhen this is going to be a longer post. Retrospective I tried to summarize the different experiences I made. The whole time I went through ups and downs, loving and hating the Chinese culture at the same time. I wouldn’t say I went though culture shock…