Finally back to home today after two work weeks of business travel. While tired and kind of missed home and my family, it was two very good trips.
In Netherlands last week, except for two days when it was brighter, the weather was terrible. It was cold and always cloudy or raining. I was together with few chinese clients throughout the trip. I was initially worried that they can be as demanding as when during the contractual negotiation last year. It was however not the case. My chinese clients respected the culture of Europe, absolutely not choosy, never put me on a spot, and just follow whatever we planned for them cooperatively. Be it work or leisure, everything went perfectly smoothed. I was also touched when my colleague gave me some chocolates he bought for my kids due to the upcoming Saint Nicholas day.
One of the few bright days
Can never do without my favorite no sugar no milk Expresso
View from Rotterdam Euromast restaurant
Leiden Centraal, one of the more busier centraal besides, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hague.
My accommodation in Amsterdam
The red light district of Amsterdam
I was at Shanghai this week for a marine and offshore exhibition. Again the weather was not so fantastic. It was cold and windy. Nonetheless, it was a marvelous trip for me as I caught up with so many friends within the Oil and Gas industry all at once. it was indeed a very good gathering. In addition, I also know a group of new friends through introduction where we had some very good dinner and wine together. It was certainly one of my favourite business trips.
And perhaps it spells why I still love my job very much because of the opportunity not only to know so many people in the industry, but also so many people around the world!
Lucky me! Very beautiful hotel.