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scotlou · 28/10/2005 16:46
My cousin and his wife work and live in Shanghai and love it! If you work for a foreign company out there the lifestyle is great. (they all have drivers, maids etc) The city is full of restaurants and designer shops - but it is extremely busy! 17 million people live there and the division between rich and poor is very obvious (I've been there on business)
spagblog · 28/10/2005 18:27
Hmmm, I guess I want to know whether any of these places would be safe/fun/welcoming to a family with kids aged 4 and 18mnths. Whether the climate is okay, the cost of living, etc etc
I guess I would have to put them into international schools, anyone experienced this?
moondog · 28/10/2005 18:37
Well there is loads going on in Moscow for the international community.My Britsh friend isthere now with her Russian dh (kids your age) and likes it.
Big international scene (schools,own daily paper etc)
Good links to UK
Pokey flats (for the most cards)
Cold as hell in winter
Russians are real miseries (until you know them personally)
New Russians and a very tasteless flashy culture on the one hand while Afghan veteran amputees and old baboushki are out begging on the streets on the other.
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