About me: US Southerner from Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina moving to Shanghai, China. Second expatriate assignment, lived for four years in Puebla, Mexico.
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Home Country Leave When Expatriate Couples Must Live ApartSo, it's like this: I flew back to Shanghai after the holidays. I was in Shanghai for two whole days when I was forced to return home to deal with an emergency situation with a family member. Life's realities require my presence and energies stateside, there... Thu, 04 Feb 2010 18:51:00
Trailing Taitai's Take What I?ve learned about Shanghai so far?Today is my last day in China for the remainder of 2009. While we arrived in Shanghai in March of this year, my experiences and time here have been limited due to family obligations that called me back to the states for a better part of the year. The followi... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:20:00
"Looky, looky..." Shopping at Dongtai Lu Antique Market
My husband was off for 8 days in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Chinese National Day. It was an ideal time to explore the city due to the mass exodus of city folk who traveled back to their home provinces. Traveling by taxi this week was much more ad... Fri, 09 Oct 2009 04:31:00
Dealing with a Home-Country Crisis
Less than two months into our new assignment in Shanghai, we received disturbing news that our youngest adult child, a young man only weeks from his 21st birthday, was suffering with what appeared at the time acute depression.
I left Shanghai the end of Ma... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:01:00