Jianhe, a small town with a population of 80 000 (in Sweden that’s an average city…), first impression on me was that every house was painted white with light grey decoration. This is something I haven’t really seen before in China. Sure, there’s a lot of buildings with their grey concrete facades unpainted, but this … Read more →
It wasn’t until some days into october I started my first real course apart from the chinese language lectures. Since then the workload has increased to something that is more like what I’ve experienced at Chalmers, but lots of time and energy goes into communication with group members rather than the main objectives. Each course … Read more →
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 →
…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 →