Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Finding housing in Shanghai

Been looking around for a couple of weeks now for a place to stay for a month, and it has been pretty difficult. Craigslist, various forums, real estate sites, etc. Just not finding the place we need in the area at the right price... I think maybe I am looking for something that doesn't exist - but at least I am getting a feel for the city a bit from all the time I have spent on Google maps.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No blogger in Shanghai?

So I asked about Google's services on the very busy and excellent forums on Shanghai Expat - and of course the answer I got said that blogger will not be accessible from Shanghai. I say of course, since I started this blog on blogger. Well - I have enough time so I will probably be changing venues and getting a real domain name soon...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shanghai Expo: Where will the visitors come from?

There seems to be a lot of news/commentary about the lack of visitors so far to the Expo (for example Shanghai Expo: Where will the visitors come from?) I do think that there will some seasonal travel to an event like this - once kids are out of school around the world, etc. and summer vacation time comes around, I would imaging the attendance numbers would move up a bit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

World Expo in Shanghai GM Pavilion

From the NY Times:
World’s Fairs don’t get the attention they used to. With little fanfare, at least in the United States, Expo Shanghai 2010 opens on Saturday.
But General Motors is heavily involved, with a large pavilion built jointly with its local partner, the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

Expo 2010 Shanghai, China

Here is the official website (English version) of the Expo:

The Expo started on May 1. Below are some useful maps:


New York Times article about "Chinglish"

Shanghai World Expo

So it looks like I will be going to Shanghai for a couple of weeks to help some friends with some installations. I'll get to attend the expo, and also be lending a hand with an exhibit at the Shanghai fine art museum. We leave around June 21 - this blog will document my plans and research until we leave, and then hopefully I will document my stay with lots of photos, videos, etc. of my time in Shanghai.