My name is Howard Hampton. My family and I recently relocated to Shanghai, China from Detroit, Michigan, USA. It’s been a massive life change for my wife, two daughters, and myself. It was a difficult decision to make the move, but we are all glad we did it as Shanghai is a wonderful city. Before, during, and after the move we learned many life-lessons and my goal with this blog is to share some of them with friends, family, and possible strangers who may be planning a relocation to China. I will try to pass along interesting stories and photos about our new life here in Shanghai, as well as provide resources that either made our move easier, or would have if I had known about them at the time. I hope that this blog provides a window into the lives of a Western family transitioning successfully to its new life in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic cities on the planet. I also hope to provide a window into Shanghai, and other parts of Asia, that gives readers a true sense of what day to day life here is like.