Moving On

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” Just a few random, end-of-week thoughts as I pack up and prepare to move to my third (and final) Shanghai residence, the Four Seasons Pudong.  At least I’m moving up! In keeping with my previous transportation-themed posts today’s rambling is all about the Right of

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Jim’s Shanghai Subway Secrets

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” To pass the time during a particularly hot and sweaty subway ride, I composed the following Subway Secrets for my fellow team members who will be joining me in China in just a few days. Jim’s Subway Secrets Pack light Always take the stairs You

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Two Weeks

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” It’s a holiday weekend in China (Dragon Boat Festival) and a lazy Sunday – Happy Father’s Day!  As I feared updating this with any regularity will be difficult given a severely restricted internet and wifi speeds that range from slow to non-existent.  I had hoped

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One week down

This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” It’s only been a week. Only. One. Week. I feel like I’ve been here a month.  Here are a few thoughts rattling around in my head. The subway will be crowded.  C R O W D E D.  Everyone on the subway will be staring at their

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Here we go…again

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” My bags are packed (all of them) and are sitting by the front door.  As I get ready to head to LAX I thought that seven weeks in China should be rife with blog-worthy experiences, at least as blog-worthy as the “cruise to nowhere” that

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