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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Review: The best restaurant for expats in Shanghai

Are you keen to experience a different and really tasty meal? I was when I was an expat in Shanghai, and a lot of my friends felt that coming to Shanghai really was a great opportunity to try out a lot of different food. In my home country (Sweden), the Japanese cuisine is best more »

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Best way to explore Shanghai as an expat

Some things are more “foreign friendly” than other things in Shanghai. We have gathered some activities that are perfect for those of you who visits Shanghai on a long-term basis. The harbor promenade The Bund – A “must see” in Shanghai Do not forget your camera when you travel to Shanghai – because you more »

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Tips for a foreigner just arrived in Shanghai

I just want to share some few tips that you should know about as a foreigner in Shanghai. These tips are relevant not only for tourists, but also for expats coming to Shanghai for a long term stay. How to get around in Shanghai The first thing you should know is that taxi drivers more »

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Expat in Shanghai: Working day challenges

Working day challenges Working with Chinese people can be very challenging. This is not just because of the language barrier, but also because the whole working culture is different. I have only been an expat in Shanghai for three months, but I can already say something about the working day challenges I meet with more »

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Travelogue from an expat in Shanghai

After five hours of sleep, I woke up in a start and wondered where I was. Took a couple of seconds before I recognized the room – Shanghai! My beloved Shanghai. I have so far had an amazingly good trip. Stepped on the flight last Thursday, which was lucky because “all” flights with SAS more »

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Defining your real estate team in Shanghai

Finding a place to call home is one of the ultimate goals of anyone who is using the term real estate. However, actually moving into finding that home includes much more than packing boxes and moving in. Not only will you have to find a home, but you will also have to find the more »

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Beijing or Shanghai for a small vacation?

Question: I am planning a weekend trip to China, but do not know which city we should travel to. It is a weekend trip as I am currently living in Seoul, South Korea (I am an expat working in an American company). The travel group consists of a family (two parents and three children). more »

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Expert Shanghai travel guide for expats

How to get around in Shanghai The ancient center Yuyuan and the historic buildings around “the Bund” is best to have a look at by foot. When you want to travel longer distances is the subway a cheap and good alternative. A good advice for expats in Shanghai: buy a Shanghai Jiaoting card which more »

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The history of Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s second largest city and is naturally too large to get to know in a few days. Shanghai has long been an international trading center. The British established some troops here already in 1842. The French and the Japanese joined the Englishmen a bit later, and Shanghai had more than 60,000 foreign more »

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How to: Travel to Shanghai

Two airports in Shanghai There are two airports in Shanghai. Most likely you will land at Pudong International Airport if you have ordered a flight ticket to Shanghai, just because that airport handles most of the international airlines. From this airport you can get to downtown in several ways. There are shuttle buses that more »

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