Getting Re-acquainted

We've had a wonderful Labour Day weekend with lazy mornings, long lunches and relaxing evenings in. Shanghai has definitely felt like a different city this time round and it's been great fun exploring it together.

The view on Saturday. 

The view on Saturday. 

The hotel we are staying in is downtown, right in the middle of everything. And as we don't have a car yet, we've been getting around the city by foot, on the subway, with uber cars and taxis. It's been delightful watching Christoph discover a city he has already lived in for 3 years. During the last mandate, he literally went to work, came home and went to work. If he had to go anywhere else, he went with our driver and this allowed him to continue working which also meant that he rarely looked out the window; it's a little sad, I know.

But the good news is that Christoph is at a point where he is getting to genuinely appreciate what Shanghai has to offer. It's a city of 25 million people and the variety of eateries, shops and entertainments seems to never end. Thank goodness we have a decent amount of time ahead of us to get to know our home city again :-)