Oh, Shanghai there.
I’ve decided to start this blog after 6 months of living in Shanghai, as somewhere to log the weird and wonderful adventures I’m having over here.
So far living here has been an amazing experience, with plenty of amazing moments. Since last August, I’ve not only moved to an entirely new country and started learning to speak Chinese, but thanks to China’s ridiculous visa requirements forcing me to leave the country and come back every 30 days I’ve also travelled to Hong Kong, Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket), and a small island in Taiwan (Kinmin).
I’m enjoying living here a whole lot – I’m far happier here than I was living in England – but Shanghai is definitely not without its downsides. For one thing, the internet sucks. A lot of sites are censored (Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot/Blogger/LiveJournal etc. and many others), and the speed is terrible. But you get used to it.
I have a habit of starting blogs and then never updating them, so I’m hoping that won’t happen here. I’ll try to update a few times a week at least, but we’ll see where it goes.