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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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Adventures in the Vast Nothingness of Western Australia

If the state of Western Australia were a country of its own, it would make the top 10 of the world’s biggest countries. Penny Lewis is the Metrohm Territory Manager for Western Australia. Along with just three other colleagues, she provides sales and service for the vast area. Starting at the Perth office, where they […]

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A Soft Spot for Animals: Sam Kelly

Samantha Kelly has worked as Financial Controller for Metrohm South Africa since early 2017. Numbers and maths have always made sense to her, she says, which is why her job is perfect for her. But while Sam’s brain keeps busy with numbers, her heart beats for all animals—and especially for her three chows Bear, Pumpkin, […]

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Gratitude, Optimism, and Perseverance: What I Learned From Disadvantaged Youths in South Africa

The most memorable and moving experience during my days in Johannesburg was a visit at a training course for disabled youths from disadvantaged—that is, nonwhite—communities, which is sponsored by Metrohm South Africa. Talking to the remarkable young course participants, I saw their will to learn and to take upon them whatever it takes to seize […]

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Muratie: Wines With History

The area surrounding Cape Town is famous for its wines. The Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, just about 50 kilometers from Cape Town, is one of the oldest estates in the Cape area and looks back at over 300 years of history. The history and winemaking tradition are kept alive at Muratie. But tradition in […]

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Cape Town: From Sea to Mountain

Cape Town reaches from the blue waters at the Cape of Good Hope to Table Mountain, towering over the city like a kilometer-high wall. Our local Metrohm colleagues showed me the «Mother City», as Capetonians affectionately call their hometown, in its best light. With its beautiful sea and mountain landscapes and vineyards just outside the city borders bringing […]

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