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Hey Leute,

es ist hier weniger bekannt, aber ich blogge auch ab und zu für Greenpeace Eberswalde und da dieser Post thematisch hier rein passt, verlinke ich den mal^^ Leider meist auf deutsch, aber wird wohl manchen auch zum Vorteil gereichen^^

Hey people,

I don’t think many people know about this but I’m also sometimes blogging for Greenpeace Eberswalde. If the topic is also about forests I will link it here as well so you’ll be able to read it. Unfortunately it is in German, try Google translate or w/e, sorry for the inconvenience^^

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Being in China, especially in a very Chinese city like Taiyuan can put any coffee addict into a serious withdrawal – especially of good coffee. For months I‘ve been dealing now with Nescafé instant coffee and coffee mix drinks. However, even using normal coffee here is very difficult since coffee machines are either not known or ridiculously expensive (or cost like 80 €).  Also even if you get coffee here you NEVER find ground coffee – always only the whole beans. Great thing, except that buying a grinder will cost you another 30€ – so not really an option. Fortunately – God bless my parents! – I got at least some German coffee from German CARE packages.

So it took me a long time to receive at least something similar to a coffee machine. Unfortunately with this small thingy from Vietnam (given to me by a really nice Chinese colleague) it takes like 30 min to make even ONE coffee, not to talk about doing it on a regular basis.

Vietnamese Coffee "machine"

Coffee shops have been a rather depressing experience so far (especially since they tended to not have any good mixes like Hazelnut Lattes), my only salvation being the occasional visit in Beijing.

BUT – I found a really good coffee shop yesterday! It‘s called Maan Coffee and is kinda like the Chinese equivalent (first stores in Beijing) to Starbucks. The food is western (haven‘t tried it, yet, though) and the coffee is…so amazing. Absolutely on the same level as Starbucks! You even get a teddy bear instead of a receipt when waiting for your coffee and the interior is also really comfy! So I‘m really happy to say that after this really long time I finally found a decent coffee shop in Taiyuan!

Carpe diem, gonna get some coffee now! 🙂

Maan Coffee

So this is actually my internship/China blog. I wavered now for quite a bit if I should even start. Apparently half of my time in China is already over. The reason I didn’t start for so long is, quite frankly, Facebook, Dropbox and my diary. Those three in combination give a pretty good impression of my China stay already. However, I realized there is certain topic I wanna talk about that cannot be covered by any of those three. So in this blog I kinda wanna focus on Chinese curiosities, forestry and my general stay as much as some stupid thoughts I always wanted to write but not necessarily get fb bashed for:)

So let’s start we have a lot of catching up to do:)