International schooling experience in Shanghai

My daughter has started going to school, for 3 weeks or so now. The experience has been good so far, though the change for her has been extreme: 2.5 hours a day, 3 days a week in US, to 8 hours a day (with 2 snacks, 1 lunch, and a nap included), 5 days a …

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Experiencing subway (Metro) and bus ride

It turned out to be a fun weekend this time. I needed to go to my daughter's school to pay the fees, and since the school happens to be adjacent to our new house, I decided to use public transport so that I would know how to commute from office to home and back (since …

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I have a bank account now!

Getting a bank account was painless, as some sites mentioned (see one of the shanghaiexpat threads). I spent more time researching the right bank. Basically my parameters were: English website for e-banking and information Easy transfer of fund to US/India Enough branches around the city English-understanding staff Choice came quickly down to Bank of China …

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