Monday, December 9, 2019

Expat Life Shanghai Metro: When Every Day Is Black Friday

Shanghai Metro is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. If you're sick of "DiDi" (China's replacement of Uber), and want a more efficient way of getting around Shanghai, take the metro. Sure, you...

Expat Life Shanghai: Setting Up DiDi in China

Initially, I couldn't link a credit card and could only use Didi to call taxis. This was still more convenient than trying to flag down a cab on the street.

U Hotel Xintiandi: Decent for a Long Stay in Shanghai

After escaping the shakedown of Airbnb, I tried to find a serviced apartment. I had no luck finding anyone who wanted to take me in for three weeks.

Taco Bell Shanghai: What an Impostor!

I went to the one closest to Nanjing Pedestrian street, home to the still delicious Yang's Dumplings.

The Trouble with Carrying 2 American Passports

Disclaimer: I get paid if you use my affiliate link VisaHQ. 2 Passports is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. How a paper book is still the way to get in and out of...

Airbnb Long-Term? Never Again: My Shanghai Experience

Airbnb Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. Prior to this Airbnb experience, I have only used Airbnb three times. The first time was when I moved to Puerto Rico (see My First...

Without Technology TPOL’s the Creepy Old Guy in Shanghai

Creepy Old Guy is part of the ongoing TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. Ni hao, My name is TPOL and I'm the COG in Shanghai. Let me explain why: The last time I lived here was...

Prestige 4th Night Free: My Last Great Use

Prestige 4th Night Free is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. As part of my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip, I stopped in Shanghai for a few weeks. I thought I...

TPOL Alive & Well Thanks to Astrill VPN

Disclaimer: I get paid you if you sign up using my affiliate link. In exchange, you get a kickass VPN. Thanks to no one for messaging me to inquire as to my whereabouts. It really...
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