(Clearly, I'm still getting the hang of this all, as it's been a month since I last posted even though a ton of stuff has happened... so a few new posts coming up to catch up...)
So, we officially have a place to live in Shanghai - though not the one I selected while there last month. That apartment was on the 60th floor with an awesome view that reminded me of my view in Chicago.
Alas, the landlord couldn't make up his mind whether to rent to us or to his friend from Hong Kong who would be moving there soon so -- after two weeks of back and forth -- we decided to move on.
So, our agent sent me a passel of pictures of other potential places and I picked our place from those, with hopes that reality will be close to the pics!!
Our place will be in the same building as the one I visited - just on the north side instead of south side, and on the 49th floor instead of the 60th. Otherwise, they're pretty similar. We still have a pretty great view, I think ...
The kitchen is a galley kitchen.
So ... this will be "our place" -- sometime in the next month, when we finally do the actual move.