Hard to believe that we left our Shanghai life four years ago this week.
We lived in Shanghai for four years so we have now been away for longer than we were there.
So much has changed, we are struggling with repatriation after eight years
as expats. Two years each in England and Germany after Shanghai.
The memories remain strong but the life we lived fades into the distance.
Barely any of our friends remain, the city has moved on, the skyline has changed,
the markets, shops and restaurants that were familiar are no more,
replaced with new places to give the next generation of expats
places to discover and explore.
Shanghai will always be special to my little family.
My husband and I really had a four year long honeymoon!
The places we went, the adventures we had, the people we met,
lifelong friends have now slowly dispersed
around this globe of ours.
We still miss Shanghai every day, such a vibrant, exciting, cultural and fun city...
come on a trip down memory lane with me...
Our friendly local recycling guy!
The brides of Shanghai...having photos taken at "Thames Town"
The ever changing skyline and all the comings and goings of the Bund.
The beautiful local people, the autumn colour and Yu Garden
The now long gone Dongtai Lu antique market.
The aromatic and delicious food of the Muslim Market.
The laundry and the loads.
The senior citizens having a chat while 'airing' their birds.
My local stomping grounds, the noise, the smell...the traffic!
The nappers...how I miss my nappers!
The dogs in clothes.
So much to miss but so many fabulous memories, happy we had the opportunity to
have such a wonderful experience.
We wouldn't change a thing!