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Category Archives: living in Shanghai

Where to live: Puxi or Pudong?

I have been working in a real estate company in Shanghai in many years and do know the best areas to live in Shanghai. The city is enormous with more than 6800 square km and is ten times bigger than London. Yes – you heard right. Ten times bigger than one of the biggest more »

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Shanghai expat life: where to eat

Shanghai has not traditionally been known for its food, but in recent years the quality of restaurants has increased significantly. As in other major cities are cuisins from the whole world represented, but we think you should try Chinese food while you live in China. China’s various regions have their specialties, and you will more »

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Question: How to buy an apartment in Shanghai

Question: Hello, does anyone know how to buy an apartment in Shanghai? I am leaving Europe due to an expat position in a big company and feel that I want to buy an apartment/house instead of renting. Answer: Unfortunately! But I have an apartment in China, in Changsha, but this is bought by my more »

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Expat from Berlin: “My experience with Shanghai”

I was born and raised in Shanghai, but moved to Berlin when I was 10 years old with my family. When I went back to Shanghai as an expat I did not really know what to expat. Anyway, this is my story from the expat life in one of the most interesting cities in more »

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This is how you get an apartment in Shanghai

You want to live in Shanghai? Congratulations! The vibrant metropol is waiting for you! What, you have no home? You do not know how to search for an apartment in Shanghai? Do not worry, here’s a little guide for everyone who wants to have a long-time stay in Shanghai! Research questions Before you can more »

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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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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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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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Interview with an expat in Shanghai

This is an interview with a Danish expat who moved to Shanghai to work in a international company for one year. She describes Shanghai as a modern city perfect for expats to live and work in. You can read rest of the interview here: Why would you to China? – I had a strong more »

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