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On Thursday Aurora, Andy and me had a trip to Wuxi which is about 150 kilometers away from Shanghai and lies close to the Tai Hu Lake. The trip’s purpose was to present TENCEL Active (the project I’m involved in) to a customer named Handa who has following in-house departments: fabric manufacturing, sewing (also dyeing and finishing) and branding. Unfortunately the meeting took us too long not to have a glimpse at the very specific Buddhist sights there. Wuxi is also called ‘little Shanghai’ because of its rather industrial appearance. I hopefully will make my way there again to catch some cultural input. Arriving back in Shanghai I probably had my first Teppan Yaki. It was really delicious and the cook seemed to handle the food very skillful as you can see on the picture.

In the evening I went to the so-called Barbarossa with Laurent, a German guy who also was on an internship at a company in Shanghai (he left to Beijing again yesterday). We happened to meet at the gym of the Tian Ci Apartment, so he showed me this elegant place on Thursday evening.

‘Barbarossa is one of the finer, if not the finest, upscale nightlife venue in Shanghai for its beautiful location in People’s Park and its three floors of lush interiors. Classy drinks and hip DJs keep Barbarossa on the nightlife map, and they also host a popular ladies night. Great for a relaxing night on a date or with friends, or dinner and drinks before something more serious.’

Source (see location and some more pictures on SmartShanghai)

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