Sunday, February 28

Shanghai chaos!

Good to be home! Or whatever I should call it...a place where I sometimes sleep? Anyway, after this only 2 more times arriving back! After March I don't know when I'll put my foot in China next time....

After spending over 2 weeks in "civilised" countries like US & Japan, coming back to China feels like chaos. Cars honking everywhere, people pushing to gain a turn earlier, spitting on the ground, shouting in their phones. I usually don't even notice these things but now when being out a while it is much more clear. My conclusion is that living in China would not suit everyone. 

 They had Finnish Karhu beer in the import store, and it's cheaper than home haha! Tax heaven Finland 
Waking up with this kind of view is pretty awesome, no filter added. Perfect 6 am sunrise except for all the smog in the distance 
33nd floor is a pretty high flat 
Long way down....
 Socialising in Shanghai...Last time was months ago 
 Toni knew about this really cool basement bar, have to go back again someday! 

 Fresh juice anyone? 
 Been cutting my hair here since I move to Shanghai, they used to charge me 1 euro, now it's 2...I can live with that 

Friday, February 26

Fukuoka transfer 24 hours

Because of Chinese new year all straight flights out of Tokyo to Shanghai was sky-high priced, got one with 1 day transfer time in Fukuoka. Never been to Fukuoka before so another city checked! They are famous for their Ramen in Pork broth, very yum! City is very neat and clean, in the night there are loads of street food kitchens set up. The old castle ruins are worth visiting and then up to the observatory deck in Fukuoka Tower, good view from the 60th floor! That was pretty much everything I was able to squeeze into 1 day.

The typical streets in Japan, narrow and neat 
  Vending machines, they are EVERYWHERE. This one at the Castle Ruins 
  This guy was working the truck and road equipment alone. Like back home! In many other countries there would be at lest 5 people. Then again 3 of them would only be looking and 2 actually working...

  Welcome to Fukuoka Castle 

  Spring is on it's way! 

  City skyline, skyscrapers & mountains
  Castle gates 

  Sky was sunny and dark clouded at the same time, rain incoming
  Oranges on someones backyard. A sign of a warm city! 
 Somewhere around here there is an airforce base 
  Hard Rock Cafe closed, and the whole mall area too. Wonder why 

 No idea what superhero this was 
 Going up! 
The middle of the building is just hollow steel structure 
 For weddings & events 
 Fukuoka skyline 

 Lion King 
 Buy a heart lock and keep it hanging sky high, literally 

Buy your heart in the vending machine 
Found Robosquare with all kinds of robot toys 
Aibo goes fetch! 

 Hello, Kitty 
Lot of these small 

 And off to the airport in the morning again, Shanghai here I come!