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…. Continue reading “A farm in Hong Kong”
I have to admit having see a lot of strange stuff but that tops it all.
Around two weeks ago, a woman was arrested in Hong Kong for slapping her boyfriend in public. It seems her boyfriend took another girl to his apartment…. Continue reading ““Man” slapped by his girlfriend on the streets of Hong Kong”
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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In my last post I mentioned that I mainly saw Chinese tourists at the BMW World and BMW Museum when I visited last month. Actually, I shouldn’t have been surprised. Chinese people are absolutely car crazy, especially the young generation! Continue reading “Chinese and their cars: A love affair”
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. Continue reading “BMW World Munich – are we in China?”
You might be forgiven if you haven’t heard of “Kowloon Walled City”, also known as “Kowloon Fort”. After all, it was knocked down more than 20 years ago. But despite that, the history behind it is quite interesting. Sometimes, it’s surprising to see the repercussions of a little neglected thought… Continue reading “Kowloon Walled City – where the outlaws live!”
In last weeks post I provided a bit of theory into the field of encryption. This week, let’s do the real stuff. Let’s encrypt our emails. I will explain how to encrypt emails using the free software PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) on a Mac together with Apple’s built-in Mail client. Continue reading “Encryption 201: Encrypt your emails”
The answer: ENCRYPTION!
Only through strong encryption and strong passwords you can make sure you data is save from nosy secret services or hackers. And it’s actually quite easy as this series of posts will show you. Continue reading “Encryption 101: How do I protect myself against nosy secret services….”
The question of “the real China” is sometimes puzzling. There is the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but also the Republic of China (ROC), mostly referred to as “Taiwan”. So what’s the real China?