Monthly Archives: August 2014

running Shanghai

Two weeks in Pudong and Shanghai have made me quite optimistic about my running here. I live in Pudong, the greener, newer, modernist, less exotic twin across-the-river from Shanghai (Puxi). The sidewalks are broad, and often shaded, and separated from … Continue reading

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walking Shanghai

Shanghai, like any metropolis has many different faces. Marjan and I spent the day walking, exploring some of the green on the Pudong side, a bit of old (Chinese, not the concession area) Shanghai, ending on People’s square, in the … Continue reading

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mellow Shanghai, so different from Cairo?

My first impressions of Shanghai focused on the build environment. I didn’t mention another distinct impression, equally based on where I come from, but more immediate. Even walking the incredibly busy Pearl Tower area of Lujiazui, and the central shopping … Continue reading

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arriving in Shanghai on the Huangpu

First impressions need to be documented, they’re gone before you’ve noticed. Been in Shanghai now a week and still amazed with every new outing. It’s very familiar in a way, a bit of Singapore, a bit of Hong kong, a … Continue reading

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un nimweegs rondje – version 1.0

The summer weeks in Nijmegen have resulted in the first version of an ultra-distance running route through the beautiful surroundings of my home town. I outlined my ambitions for such a route in earlier posts, and version 1.0 is in … Continue reading

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