In exactly two weeks, 14 days, or 336 hours – I will be on the way to China. 上海 is according to GoogleTranslate and Wikipedia the original Chinese sign for Shanghai, a city of 19,210,000 people. It is almost the other side of the world, and definitely a complete different world when it comes to culture, language, appearance and attitude. I am really excited! And so thankful that Mercedes invited me.
The reason is a Pangaea, a project of the South-African explorer Mike Horn. Mercedes sponsors this project and invited people to see what this project is about. And to take a trip with the boat Pangaea through Shanghai’s port.
As you may know the EXPO is currently in Shanghai and one of the pavillons is the Urban Pavillon with the topic sustainability and human development. It is the other reason why Mercedes invited, the trip is about the future of urban mobility. And since I am planning a conference about urbanity next February with a few some fellows, I could get a great insight about trends and visions of future mobility.