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That poor BMW….

BMW

I haven’t been to Shanghai for four years but last week I had the opportunity to fly up again. While walking on the streets in the French concession I came across something appalling. Revolting…

It was a BMW.

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A farm in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong. That is skyscrapers and the world of banking and finance. But wait. If you venture out to the New Territories there’s more than an urban, concrete jungle. There’s something called “nature” consisting of small lakes, trees, grass, blue sky and white clouds. And black clouds as there was a massive bush fire going on…. Read More…

Get your ass kicked in Hechlingen

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

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Where the hell is Hechlingen, you might think. And what does it have to do with motorbiking? For those of you, who love to go offroad (and if it’s just on a sidetrack), read on. If you’re a track and asphalt lover, this post isn’t for you.

In short, Hechlingen, is heaven for everyone who loves riding off-road.

Hechlingen is a small village in Bavaria, just 80km north of my hometown Augsburg. Previously an old quarry, the area (a whopping 26 hectares) was bought by BMW and transferred into a training ground for off-road motorcycle training.

And the training is nothing short of amazing! You thought you can ride a bike? Going to Hechlingen makes you re-think your abilities on two wheels.

In fact, riding off-road is totally different compared to normal street riding.

It starts with the riding position. While you sit on your motorbike when riding, off-road you’re…

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BMW World Munich – are we in China?

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Last month while I was in Munich I visited the BMW World and BMW Museum. And I was in for a few surprises.

Upon arriving the BMW World in Munich I was surprised to hear a familiar language I’m well acquainted with. But it wasn’t my native German, nor English or French. Read More…

Is it a metro? Or an art gallery?

IMG_8766Looking for the cheapest flight from Europe back to Asia I came across Aeroflot. I’ve never visited Russia so a quick stopover in Moscow sounded tempting. And that’s what I did. Moscow, here we come…

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Hong Kong’s green lungs – Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail

Hong Kong's Green Lungs

Hong Kong’s Green Lungs

When thinking about “Hong Kong” huge skyscrapers, crammed streets, shopping malls, restaurants and outrageous real estate prices will come to mind. Bad air as well. But Hong Kong is more than just shopping and eating. If you want, you can find some of the most stunning green spots. Hiking for hours without meeting anyone is possible, especially if you go during the week.  Read More…

Day 3: A cow, a crash and back to Hanoi

One of those caused the accident

One of those caused the accident

On the third day of our Vietnam Motorbike tour we got up at around 6 (thank you rooster for waking us up) and had pancakes for breakfast. I realised a slight drizzle. You wouldn’t call it rain (unless you live in a desert), but it was enough to make the ground wet and the rocks slippery. And I just realised that we have to go down the way we came up the day before….

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