Koh Ngai – a dream island in the Andaman Sea of Thailand (I)

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Koh Ngai has it all! Turquoise water, a snow-white beach and colorful coral reefs. The best – you have it all for yourself. A crowd of odd-looking birds is populating the tree right behind us. All black and with a disproportionately large and oddly curved yellow beak they stare upon us from above. Before us […]

Ko Ngai – a dream island in the Andaman Sea of Thailand (II)

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»Article continued, read the first part!« Koh Ngai Our way to Koh Ngai firstly leads us to Phuket, from where we want to go on by ferry. On the famous Peninsula we remain two days and we chose Phuket Town as our base, a colorful melting pot full of cute Sino-Portuguese town houses, stylish restaurants […]

China Talk – a chat with Gao Shusan, co-founder of WKUP URBAN CYCLING, about cycling (Part I)

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Recently, I coincidentaly met an old friend at the Berliner Fahrradschau, a bicycle lifestyle show. As a co-founder of a startup called WKUP URBAN CYCLING he is busy designing minimalist bicycles. Sometimes things happen that are simply crazy! The other day some friends dragged me to the Berlin Bicycle Week (externer link), the world’s largest […]

China Talk – a chat with Gao Shusan, co-founder of WKUP URBAN CYCLING, about cycling (Part II)

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Continuation of an interview with Gao Shusan at the Berliner Fahrradschau, a bicycle lifestyle show. As a co-founder of a startup called WKUP URBAN CYCLING he is busy designing minimalist bicycles. When can we buy your bicycles here in Germany? Since the online sale for Europeans would cause excessive costs due to high shipping costs, […]

China Talk – a chat with Gao Shusan, co-founder of WKUP URBAN CYCLING, about cycling (Part III)

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Continuation of an interview with Gao Shusan at the Berliner Fahrradschau, a bicycle lifestyle show. As a co-founder of a startup called WKUP URBAN CYCLING he is busy designing minimalist bicycles. Especially in Berlin more and more people decide themselves against owning a car at all and just cycle instead. There are real movements like […]

Liao Yiwu – The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up (PART 1)

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»The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up«, Liao Yiwu calls his book, which has reached the world public after a long time and approaches to prevent its publication. (Diesen Artikel auf Deutsch lesen auf ma-san.de) The author talks with the persecuted, the humiliated and the outcast – he was one of […]

Liao Yiwu – The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up – (PART 2)

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This is the second part of the review of Liao Yiwus book – The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up. Click »here« to read the first part. About the book About the mentioned events a silence prevails in the country. People don’t want to talk about what happened, they want to […]

Guangxi – Chinas enchanted province

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Karst mountains, rice paddies and women with incredibly long hair – a journey to Chinas rural South. (Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch auf ma-san.de) When someone talks about China, negative emotions are nearly automatically created by the listener. He thinks about polluted rivers, about smog that seems to hide the sun forever – about […]