Finally! We are in a new apartment. I’m WAY behind the ball on this post since this actually happened a few months ago but hey, it was 3 days before I bounced out of China for the summer. We’ve had our new place for 3 months now and I think I’ve been it for all of 10 days. Sorry hubs!

It’s a little mega 80’s hodge podge eclectic mix of style going on but with all the positives of this move for us, it doesn’t really matter.  We are walking distance to Xintiandi and closer to a metro stop on the Puxi side. No more fighting taxi drivers to take us “across” the river…even if it is only a few minutes away. An added bonus comes in the form of a massage parlor a stone throw away. Yippee!

Our prior apartment came serviced which was amazing. It’s kind of like being a hotel where they come clean and provide fresh linens and towels. Our new place doesn’t feature that luxury so we splurged on an Ayi (maid/housekeeper). She comes twice per week for two hours each time. For a mere $4 USD /hour, we figured we could work it into the budget.


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