The trip has been great so far, but very lonely without any friends here. That all changed Tuesday when Maja arrived! She and I have been to India and Istanbul together. She is a good friend and a great travel partner. She transferred to the Shanghai office in January but was in New York when I arrived here! She finally came back in time to make my trip more fun.
We met for dinner last night and she helped me find two of the things I was missing from home.
The Chinese food has all been very good (except the one mystery lunch item that I would like to forget), but it was time for something familiar. I have also noticed the lack of chocolate on dessert menus, so thankfully this place is across the street from my hotel!
I am looking forward to the adventures we take Saturday!