I live just off Jiefang Bei Lu – ‘JieFang Bei Lu he DaTong Dao de JiaoKou’, is what I tell the taxi drivers taking me home. In the heart of the old French concession. Known as ‘finance street’, it is home to many bank headquarters – and has beautiful classical architecture.
It is rich in historic buildings – like the first ever post and telegraph office in China, which I pass on the way to the market or the bus stop.
Sometimes, it’s hard to live in China – but them, I go for a walk around the block, and I think, it’s not so bad.