Blog Archives for category Shanghai


A couple of weeks ago, I met up with a teacher who taught me for two years while I was… Continue reading »

Halloween + Article of the Week

My colleague at work (did I fail to mention I had an internship? More to follow about that!) asked me… Continue reading »

Shanghai at Night – KTV

Picasso stared at me from the wall. Well, not Picasso, but his paintings. Fake ones. Probably mass-produced in a factory… Continue reading »

Wǒ zài Fùdàn dàxué xuéxí Hànyǔ

Week 3 at Fudan is (almost) over. So, as promised, a post about my studies at the university so far…. Continue reading »

Maroon 5

I was going to write a long post about my activities last night. The Maroon 5 concert (!!) I went… Continue reading »

Local Market

My flatmate is a brilliant cook. I admit, my awe of other people’s cooking-abilities is influenced by my complete lack… Continue reading »


The streets of Shanghai are an obstacle course. My runs are more a series of short sprints than the 10km… Continue reading »


I confess, my Nutella obsession isn’t exactly healthy. Nor is most of the Chinese food. Yes, there are lots of… Continue reading »

Chickens Feet

Lunchtime in Shanghai. My Swiss flatmate and I wandered around our little local neighborhood before being ushered into a ‘restaurant’… Continue reading »

Nǐ Hǎo Ruì nà!

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that having a Chinese name is mandatory at my university. I mean, foreigners… Continue reading »