TURKEY with Fathi Karadag January 2005
Turkey, trip to the East with Fatih Karadag 2005
We drove from Istanbul the 1'200 km to Malatya in one day. We took the scenic route and there was a lot of snow and ice on the road which made
the trip even more exciting. Whoever was Fatih's passenger will never forget it! Full speed, sometimes in excess of 200 km, is the norm.
This, also a police trap somewhere in the no where, registered this fact and Fatih was booked for speeding. This pissed him off and had no goo words
for the "bandits"! We covered the area Gaziantep, Karamanarash and Adana during the next 5 days. From there back home.
Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China
As always when I traveled with Michael, it is hard to remember what happened! We conducted a training for the local sales staff in Zhengzhou,
went up to Urumqi
, capital of the Xinjiang Province and had our "Maotai"
treatment at Galaxy. Miss Hongwei Li helped us afterwards to the hotel. In Hangzhou we visited
with Alex a temple and had a good time. Other than that my memories are blurred!
RUSSIA April 2005
Russia with Benny Brandenberger & Sasha 2005
I'm always fascinated from Russia. I like the forests, the very special atmosphere and of course, the Wodka! We visited with Bernie and Sascha
customers in Yaroslavl, Ivanovo and Vladimir. On Saturday I had some time to do Sightseeing in Moscow.
Sascha (the office girl!) was my guide and she
showed me the most important spots in the short time available. Thank you!
BANGALADESH & THAILAND
The Salesman's Classic Combo! 2005
Bangaladesh and Thailand are two, quite different, destinations! Both have in common that you can stay in a single hotel to see your customers. In
and in Bangkok. This is very convenient since daily hotel changes are not involved. Of course you still have the horrendous traffic in both cities!
Apart from that, I certainly prefer Bangkok when it comes to entertainment! Dhaka is work only, Bangkok offers an enjoyable time after work! This is not to say that Bangladesh has nothing to offer.
I like the country side, the rivers and boats and of course the many chimneys from the brick factories! Also the thousands (400'000!) colourful and beautiful decorated
rickshaws are an experience and contribute to the frequent traffic jams!
We conducted a sales training in Changzhou, visited some customers in the area and attended the SHANGHAItex.
Another Asian Textile Machinery exhibition. Long hours standing, demonstrating the machine and trying to communicate with
the, mostly none English speaking, customers. Thanks to the help of the local sales engineers we succeed somehow! Singapore
is clinical clean with many nice places to spend an evening.
We liked the place and the exhibition could have stayed there bur migrated to Shanghai. Another not too shabby place to stay!
We all gathered in Bejing to participate at CITME 2005. We where lucky, the weather was beautiful and the temperatures very comfy. We also had time to do some
Sight-Seeing in and around Beijing (Peking).