Category Archives: Living in China

Shanghai Skyline 上海

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Shanghai Skyline How about the Shanghai Skyline…?  You can see it below.  May be you can recognize some buildings that you know.  Or may be you will get excited and plan to visit the city. Related PostsSichuan Hot-Pot….in Pudong A … Continue reading

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Sleeping in China

Sleeping in China Sleeping in public in China – is a national sport.  Almost.  There are so many instances of it in any given city on any given day, that you will be hard pressed not to encounter it. Is … Continue reading

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Shanghai Friday Night

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Shanghai Friday Night A picture is worth a thousand words, right….?  Shanghai-Waitan-on-a-Friday-Night….! Related PostsFlying in China, or anywhere in the world for that matter… Update on travel logistics in Shanghai – Pudong (high speed rail and taxi fares) Word of … Continue reading

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Morning Run – Shanghai Pudong Saturday

Morning Run – Shanghai Pudong Saturday All of you most likely picture Shanghai as a place constantly crowded and hardly with any open spaces or areas free of crowds….Well, if you try hard – you can find the place and … Continue reading

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Suzhou Weekend Night Out

Suzhou Weekend Suzhou Weekend is something you need to do once every so often….Suzhou is a nice city – not large enough (by Chinese standards) to be overcrowded and not polluted as many of the big cities in China tend … Continue reading

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Shanghai – More in Pictures

I went to Shanghai as a student in 1988…This was so very long ago…!  1988 Shanghai and the city today are (as you can imagine) completely different.  In previous postings in this blog I had provided images from the 1980s … Continue reading

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Shanghai – Modern and Quaint

Most of you already associate Shanghai with a modern metropolis – a city with very glitzy avenues, fancy shopping malls, luxury brands from the world over, and architecture to match it…  All areas of Shanghai – Puxi, Pudong, Minhang – … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in China and Inconspicuous Consumption

To continue from my previous posting, China (as you probably know by now) has become an economic power – which by itself is a great achievement (given its humble situation in the late 1980s) but one which has come at … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in Beijing – China Economics Series

I have been a China observer for many years.  As you may have seen in some of my blog entries, my experience in China started as a student way, way back in 1987.  It seems like centuries ago.  In the … Continue reading

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Beijing Pollution – Not Getting Better

Greetings!   For all of you who need information on the weather and air quality in China and especially Beijing, here is an update – I was in Beijing this week – until earlier today.  Over the years I have … Continue reading

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