2 Months To Go

It dawned on me a few days ago that I have just 2 months left in Shanghai and I’m really not ready to leave! Summer has arrived and while it is very humid it’s not yet unbearable so the weather is perfect for meals/drinks outdoors and I’m actually starting to get a bit of a […]

Lost in Translation

There are some aspects of life in China that even after half a year here I still find extremely odd. A lot of quirks in the culture that just don’t really translate into something we would have back home. One thing I’ve gotten used to but still occasionally throws me when I see extreme examples […]

Winter Break

Apologies for the long delay since my last post! I’ve been pretty busy travelling for the last couple of months but I’m now safely back in Shanghai, starting up my experiments again and am incredibly happy to be here. The city feels much more like home now that I’ve been away and come back and […]

Countdown to Christmas

Two weeks ’til Christmas, which means just one week until I fly back to the UK to spend a month seeing family and friends and gorging myself on as much British food and fresh air as I can get. It’s been tricky to get into the Christmas spirit here as China is a mostly non-Christian […]

East meets West

Shanghai is the biggest and most international city in China, and with a population which has increased from 15 million to over 23 million in just the past ten years it has naturally attracted a lot of interest from foreign investors. A lot of this investment comes from wealthy banks or private businesses which you […]

Life in Shanghai

Hello! I’ve now been living in China for 3 weeks and I already love it here!

6 weeks to go …

A quick update on my preparations for my upcoming year at Fudan University in Shanghai:   Firstly: I’m not crazy. Phew. I suspected as much but it’s nice to have it officially confirmed by a doctor along with confirmation that I don’t have leprosy, yellow fever or tuberculosis. ‘Foreign Medical Examination’ having gone well then, […]

Preparing for Take Off

Katie prepares herself for her relocation to Shanghai.

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