“After my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk, I started to consider the wonderful Lipperland to be a little bit too ‘dozy’,” he says. “I studied economics in Paderborn and worked for four years on the sports desk of the Lippischen Landes-Zeitung newspaper.
“My company sent me in 2002 to China: first for one year in Beijing and since 2003, in Shanghai, where not only the speed and culture of this boomtown are fascinating, but also the napping and drowsy Chinese.
“In this spirit: Shhh! Lower your voice and be quiet, so I can go hunting for some more photos. Enjoy the still-sleeping giant!”
February 2021 update: We are operating as normal. However, airmail from Hong Kong to some destinations is still suspended. Deliveries to countries including Canada, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand may be made by surface mail, with an estimated arrival time of 25 to 31 days. Thank you for your patience! Dismiss