Discovering Xintiandi in Shanghai, a historical district combined with modern influences. There is a small museum called The shikumen open house museum. Nice to visit with free entrance. Xintiandi is a combination of modern and historical aspects. There are a lot of design shops and tiny hip coffee bars. It is frankly just one single street next to the museum that is worth a visit. The nice relaxed ambiance instead of the hussle and bustle of most of Shanghai is a nice gift. We visited the French Concession and afterwards we spent some money in the 580, a fake market with all kinds of fake shopping stuff. Nanjing road offers a lot of restaurants. Most of the time you have to go inside a building and take an elevator that brings you to a nice restaurant or bar somewhere in the sky. Don’t forget to visit the Bund when you are in Shanghai. Always nice to see the famous skyline and take a selfie!
Landed in Dubai. A difficult country for us. It is plastic fantastic. There are a lot of hidden rules and we don’t get much inspirational vibes from this country. We spent a few hours at the pool. But after two hours laying in the sun we went back to work. Don’t disturb the sheep is on our minds.
It was a super trip to Los Angeles again !!! After arriving we went to Manhattan Beach and enjoyed the sunset. The next morning we drove to Big Bear for skiing. A beautiful route through the mountains to Snow Summit. We went skiing for a couple of hours with a temperature of more than 12 degrees Celsius. We drove back through the mountains to Manhattan Beach and ended up in a very nice restaurant Little Sister. A special LA trip with a lot of contradictions: beach versus snow pistes, sand versus snow and flip flops versus ski boots all in one day. What a great new super cool experience we had this time: skiing in LA!
Back in our second home town LA! We had another great trip. Breakfast on Manhattan Beach at Le Pain Quotidien, continued our day with some nice shopping and having lunch on the beach at Venice Beach. We went to the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood for a great show in the evening. Big names and we met the manager himself. We got free drinks while waiting. Actually there were no more tickets available but he arranged some ticket for us. The girls from the Netherlands did it again! You only have to say that you are coming from far away and doors will be opened! Next week we go back to LA and then we hope to ski in the mountains of Big Bear. Snowstorms on the mountain stopped us last time. So next week hopefully instead of a bikini with sunglasses we will wear ski boots and a helmet. Stay tuned!