One client wanted to have a group of Finnish Santa Claus actors to spend a week in China, visiting restaurants and delivering food for their customers. This client had an advertising deal with Chinese company that is running fast food restaurants in China. The selection of the Finnish Santa Claus guys was done, and we were part of that group!
From left: Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Erlin Yang, Santa Claus, Santa Claus and Santa Claus!
We arrived to Shanghai Pudong airport, and after getting our bags claimed a quick change to the outfit was done in the local restroom... men were laughing, but that was of course the name of the game...
At the airport we had our first photo session in local KFC restaurant. Guess how easy it is to eat with the beard on?
Especially the boiled rice soup was creating some difficulties
Not even Santa Claus reindeer Petteri is as fast as this bullet-speed train from Shanghai to Beijing
Pendolino trains in Finland can reach max 220 km/h speed. Here in China max speed of the train was 348 km/h. These routes do of course have straight and new tracks.
In Beijing our team woke up early and had a Tai Chi rehearsal in local park.
Mama Santa was the fastest to learn the correct moves
Local newspapers were telling our story saying that the Finnish Santa Claus is very talented... yeah right!
Mama Santa in Xi'An
Next morning our team had a bicycle ride on the Xi'An old town wall.
We visited also one local video blogger company BiliBili
Another train ride to Wuhan town
Chengdu and smaller village Ya'an with the Panda Research center
One Panda in a tree and one just lying around
Santa Claus men and Mama Santa in Guangzhou
Guangzhou tower has nice sight-seeing round-trip up there
The Canton Tower, formally Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower is a 604 metres tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu
District of the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton).
The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games.
The tower briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree.
It was the tallest structure in China prior to the topping out of Shanghai Tower on 3 August 2013. It is now the second tallest tower and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Nice view from the tower!
Next day flight to Shanghai and free evening in the old town area. Raining...
Wild Wild Wold Disco song performed by San Laoren team