One thing that has had me feeling a bit uneasy is the thought of having to go to the hairdresser. What should be noted is that this is something I feel back home too. When my hair grows too long it starts curling a bit and then it often decides to not stay in any … Read more →
So it has already been a month since I left a rainy Gothenburg and found myself standing on a street in the summer heat of downtown Shanghai. Crazy how fast it has passed, but even more so if I try to remember everything I have experienced so far. Here’s a short summary of the first … Read more →
After four long days of searching and visiting eight apartments with very varying condition we found ourselves in an apartment that just felt right. Funny enough it turned out to be exactly like we had heard others say, “when you have found the right place you will feel it”. We all felt it. The building … Read more →
…or the ups and downs of using chopsticks as a westerner. For me, eating with chopsticks has been a rare occurence. When I was little we would sometimes go the “chinese” restaurant (after just 5 days in Shanghai I understand how that is wrong in several ways), but besides playing with the chopsticks it was … Read more →
We have been going around the city for 12h non-stop today. Seen 3 agencies, had 3 taxi rides, looked at 4 apartments, used the metro 8 times and gained an unmeasurable amout of experience. Still no keys but we haven’t lost hope.
This time I’ll focus on our efforts of finding an apartment, something that has turned out to be quite different from what we had expected. Eversince I started preparing for the exchange I have asked around and searched the internet for which ways are the best to finding a place to rent. For the most … Read more →
With a good nights rest and a nice western-like breakfast (we will try something more adventurous later on) prepared by the hostel staff (who, by the way, are very nice and helpful) we headed north with the metro to get a feel for the Siping road campus, and to talk to the exchange student coordinator … Read more →
你好！(nihao, “hi” in mandarin chinese) My name is Fredrik and I’ll be using this blog to share my experiences as an exhange student in Shanghai, China. For my friends who might find it wierd that I’m writing in English: I do it becuase I have some kind of vision of this being useful to people … Read more →