The last few days we’ve been pretty hard at work on this blog and Jen’s new venture – Wanderlust Nurse. I set up email lists for both sites (hint, hint the one for this site is to your right). Lots of little tweaks here and there. It’s nice that I can learn and then apply the findings to both sites. Last night we watched Wild (an adaptation of the book by Cheryl Strayed) which was kind of like coming full circle as we both had read the book during our honeymoon in 2013. It really made me want to hike more, especially after we had just climbed Mt. St. Helens in August of 2013 as the kick off to our honeymoon.
Ok, on to our apartment in Shanghai. As I said in a previous post, we are living in the Pudong district. We are living in the guesthouse at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. The best part is that there is a metro stop right here. But on top of that we have a 2 bedroom apartment. It’s absolutely shameless that the largest place we have lived in, in the past 4-5 years is this apartment. The place is just huge!
First is a view looking left from the entrace to the dining room and living room. Second is a picture of me working in the second bedroom. Also highlighted is our drying rack. The Chinese typically don’t dry their clothes in a dryer. Most dry clothes outside and view it as good luck to have sunshine dry your clothes.
Here is a shot looking into the living room from the vestibule where the bedrooms and bathroom are located. And another shot back at the entrance door.
Finally. The Master bedroom! Oooooo! I feel like I am writing for CRIBS. Here’s the den/master desk area. There is a bookshelf and a closet. Next after the divider is the Master bedroom. We have a balcony on this side as well as one from the living room. Here is the view from the Master bedroom balcony:
And here is the view from the living room balcony:
Now we get to where the real magic happens. The kitchen.
It’s certainly interesting to think about how to cook now. Check out the most beautiful Shanghai Fridge. I don’t know if it is actually called that, but in my life I have never seen a fridge with as much pizzazz! Yes, pizzazz. Look at those colors and joy. It may even be THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FRIDGE IN THE WORLD. Who needs stainless steel?
As far as cooking goes – we have a hot plate that we can cook or boil on. No dishwasher. A microwave yes. So essentially we’ve been keeping it to 1 pot meals. Your typical stir fry, ramen with lots of veggies (eggplant, carrots, cabbage – I may be sick of eggplant), frozen or market fresh dumplings. Nothing too crazy. We have a toaster oven, but that’s as close to an oven that we get. Kind of crazy.
And I just need to put this here for my mom. YES, MOM WE WASH ALL OF OUR VEGGIES IN SPRING WATER.
Here is Jen getting busy with our hot plate, working on our first stir fry.
It was a delicious stir fry by the way. So just think of us, and our hot plate when you are putting something into the oven.