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„Der eigentliche Witz ist, dass wir damals, in meiner Jugend, ernsthaft geglaubt haben, das Internet könne das Mittel zur Befreiung der Menschheit sein“

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Arrived in Shanghai. Compared to Beijing and Xi’an it feels very European. By accident (or opportunity?) we booked a very nice hotel in a posh area. While walking to the Jing’an temple we passed two super car dealers (Lamborghini and Ferrari) and uncount…

My first contact and my first steps into calligraphy. I wrote the sign for a dragon 龙 (and a few others in traditional Chinese). It’s a bit like programming. I really like it.

Today was an exciting day. I visited the mausoleum of Qin Shihuangdi. It is guarded by an underground army consisting of lifelike clay figures (soldiers, carriages, horses). They stand there and could come alive any moment, they look so real. It's incre…

“Ironie kommt beim Leser nicht an”
Henri Nannen

In China mussten Politiker und Beamte bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein gute Literaten sein, wenn sie Einfluss gewinnen wollten – und nicht, wie im Westen, gute Redner.

Today I use the train from Beijing to Xi'an (6h travel time - 1100km). On the way are 7-8 stops. At every second stop is a city of millions, as big as London or Paris. Cities I never heard of like

Kunming Lake is on the grounds of Summer Palace in Beijing. There you have to go with a pedal boat 😉

The decentralized network is reachable in China 🇨🇳.
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Today I walked on the Great Wall in Gubeikou. The area is one of the important passes of the Great Wall of China, serving as an ancient chokepoint for travelers between the Northeast and Beijing.

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