Back to School August 31st 2008 Sunday I got myself a brand spanking new, sparkly, crap, cheap mobile phone. Otherwise job hunting may prove to be quite difficult. I went to a shopping district called Xujiahui to get it, which seems to be a whole area dedicated to electronics and hardware etc. Its crazy how many lively areas there are in Shanghai. And I'm sure there are plenty more to discover as well.
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Asia » China » Shanghai » Putuo For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Traveller. Old China Hand. Student. World Citizen. Geek.
I'm 25 years old, from the Wirral, near Liverpool, in northwest England. I'm currently living in Taipei, Taiwan studying Mandarin Chinese.
I'm writing this blog for several reasons. It initially started as a way of keeping my friends and family back home updated on my experiences living in Shanghai, China in 2008/2009, but these days it seems to be a mix of news, opinions, history and musings. However, it is as much for me as it is for anyone else; I wanted to keep a record of everything I do, as although my... full info