Right after graduating from high school in 2005 I spent one year in the outskirts of Beijing, working as a volunteer in school for children with autism. I was greatly impressed to see a place change as fast as Beijing did during that one year. Unchanged since that time is my passion for the Far East – my decision to study Sinology in Hamburg and London was the logical result. Observing Chinas ongoing change while cycling, be it on a big or small scale, in the Cities or in the Countryside, still is one of my favourite ventures.