147 stations

Matt Mayers, creator of the great Metro map ExploreShanghai (review at CNReviews) is going to do the Tube Challenge next Monday. He’ll attempt to visit all stations of the Shanghai Metro that day. More information in his blog.

Pimp my bike

Old Bike

A friend with his “new” bike. His language partner had bought it for 50 Yuan (about 4,50 Euro) and will lend it to him until he leaves.

Old Bike

Ouwen and I had pimped our bikes earlier. In our case it was only the missing air in the tires, this bike needed more care.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

Luckily the man near the International Students Building has everything and can fix everything.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

The chef of the two restaurants above the dining hall inside the International Students Building and a security guard. The chef has been living in Germany for several years and called the other one “Gestapo” in joke.

Old Bike

One hour and 80 Yuan later.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

From People's Square to Xinzha Lu

Huangpu

According to a Chinese friend that’s one of the best restaurants around there.

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

dB(A)

Noise

Under 70: Hao.

Noise

Over 70: Bu hao.

Tongji in the news

German news site Spiegel Online cites Tongji professor Xie Weida, deputy director of the Railway Institute who says it’s “unlikely” that China will buy the Maglev technology.

An English article can be found at The Earth Times.

Construction site on Siping Road

Construction site on Siping Road
Construction site on Siping Road

I think the construction of a new metro line would look different in Germany.

Another day in paradise

Chinese food

Food from the International Students Cafeteria. The lower one was quite good but I finally realized that I don’t like the egg and tomato thing which seems to be some kind of Chinese national dish.

Tongji
International School of Tongji University

International School

Bike

My bike, attached to a tree.

Metro station Linping Road

Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Metro station Linping Road
Shanghai Metro, Line 4

Inside the Metro, Line 4. The red dots show the current position of the train and the next stop. The green ones circulate to indicate the direction of travel.

Shanghai Metro, Line 4

I bought a bike

Shopping center

Shopping center with large E-mart

Bike

The bike was 359 Yuan (about 33 Euro), the lock 99,90 Yuan. I hope it won’t be stolen. My landlady even thinks it’s dangerous to put it in the corridor on 14th floor. I mean, it’s just our apartment and another one. And I have the lock. If it’s been stolen here then it won’t survive a single week in the city. Let’s hope the best.

Bike

Trying it on campus

Production date

I even know its “birthday”

A new day at Tongji

Tongji
Tongji
Noodles with tofu

Noodles with tofu. I took two bites of the tofu and decided to only eat the noodles.

Tongji

Mao in front of the library. It was the first time I noticed that the two towers of library seem to hover above the lower building.

Tongji
Tongji

Without glasses

Yesterday I forgot my glasses at home. The last time this had happened in driving school. I said we better get them but the instructor thought it’d be alright.