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Mumbai in Fast Forward

My visit to Mumbai is a bit of a blur. I don’t know if it’s because India is already the 37th country I’m visiting this year or because of the dizzying speed at which I’m hopping from city to city—or the sensory overload that India tends to trigger with its infinite crowds and its hectic […]

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The History of Metrohm China

Metrohm China started in 2001. Many actors involved in the company founding are still around, most importantly Managing Director Joseph Tse. While I was visiting the Hong Kong office, where Joseph is based, he told me the story of Metrohm China and talked about his contribution to the company and its success. Seventeen people work […]

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People of (Metrohm) China: Part 2

As I continued my travels through China, I got to know different cities and different cultures across this enormous country. In Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Chengdu, I visited workplaces and homes and I saw both ancient and new parts of the cities. I tried local foods and heard traditional music. And I even got a Chinese […]

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People of (Metrohm) China: Part 1

Since I arrived in China, our local Metrohm colleagues have introduced me to various aspects of Chinese daily life, from everyday working life to family life to Chinese food to places of prayer and worship. Here’s the first part of my experiences with the people of China. Metrohm China: From 2001 to 2018 With almost […]

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Bigger, Louder, Analytica China!

In April this year, I visited the analytica trade fair in Munich. The Munich edition of Analytica is still the world’s largest trade fair for the analysis, laboratory-technology and biotechnology sectors with more than 35’000 visitors in 2018. But its sister trade show analytica China, which is held in Shanghai, is quickly catching up. Here’s my […]

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Beijing: From Empire to People’s Republic

Beijing is the capital and one of the important economic centers of the People’s Republic of China. The masses of people, busy traffic, and heavy pollution triggered my flight instinct. But, at the same time, the clash of the modern Beijing lifestyle and ancient history is a fascinating mix that demands to be explored. In […]

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New Zealand: Days in Paradise

Queenstown lies on the South Island of New Zealand. The quiet town is nestled in between snow-covered mountains—the landing at Queenstown Airport alone is a spectacular experience. The beautiful landscapes around Queenstown have become famous, among others, thanks to the «The Lord of the Rings» movies. My short visit to New Zealand was all about […]

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The Sydney Lifestyle: Highways and High Waves

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. Dense traffic flows between skyscrapers and architectural landmarks like the famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The city center with its glass towers and broad highways gives off a slightly uninviting and impersonal vibe. But when you look […]

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Wasteland? Paradise! The Other Side of Western Australia

In my last post, I wrote about how Penny Lewis, Metrohm Territory Manager for Western Australia, introduced me to the vast Outback of the state. A six-hour drive finally brought us to a small, populated enclave in the seemingly never-ending bushland: the small town of Broome. Broome is a popular holiday destination because of its beautiful […]

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