中国 Jumble

Before I moved to China I asked everyone I knew who had been there before what I should pack.  I got all kinds of advice – in fact that was my very first blog post on my former blog (The Shanghai Chronicle).  I took the advice seriously and pretty much packed it all (and lots more).  In my two suitcases I crammed all matter of things that were used for my first 9 months in China.

Five years on, some of that advice no longer holds.  The number of international stores in Shanghai has blossomed – from a Marks and Spencer where I can buy puff pastry and dresses that actually fit to the chain Watsons (a drugstore) which carries Cetaphil (my face wash).  More and more of what I deem to be “normal” is appearing in the shops – and I’m guessing is also purchased by Chinese customers.

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