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My Photo of the Year 2016

Some two weeks ago I asked my readers to vote for the Photo of the Year 2016, so I could have a contribution to the group "Your best shot 2016" at Flickr. A record number of 42 votes were casted... Continue Reading →

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Vote for my contribution to the Flickr Photo of the Year (“Your best shot”) 2016

Flickr asked its users to share their best photo taken in 2016 to the group "My best shot". As I have a very hard time choosing only one, I started my old tradition again and let you vote for my photo... Continue Reading →

(P)review of 2015 trip to Yunnan, Sichuan and Hongkong

It has been some time and there were other trips this year, which I didn't post about yet. But the trip to Yunnan, Sichuan and Hongkong was so impressive that I plan to do at least some posts about it.... Continue Reading →

DHL transports two giant pandas from Chengdu to Brussels

And now I have (another) reason to visit Belgium (finally)!

DHL transports two giant pandas from Chengdu to Brussels.

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DHL today sent off two giant pandas from Chengdu to Brussels, using a dedicated DHL Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Their departure marks the start of a 15-year cooperation of giant panda breeding research between China and Belgium. The female, Hao Hao, and the male, Xing Hui, both aged four, are expected to be delivered via DHL’s global transportation network to their new home at the Pairi Daiza animal sanctuary in Brugelette, Belgium on February 23.

“The Pandastic journey from China Conservation Research Center of the Giant Panda’s Dujiangyan panda base to Belgium’s Pairi Daiza will be a little over 8,000 kilometers. We are extremely proud to be entrusted with transporting China’s friendship messengers. The pandas, Hao Hao and Xing Hui, are without a doubt our VIPs — Very Important Pandas. A DHL team of specialists has worked with panda experts in China and Brussels to research and plan for their journey,” said Jerry Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

‘Hao Hao and Xing Hui’s Pandastic Journey’ started at…

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