O’Briens in Shanghai

The countdown has begun. 31 days until Team O’Brien heads to China. Visas secured, plant tickets purchased, apartment in Shanghai leased.

The photo is of an area known as the French Concession. It is actually a large area of Shanghai as far as we can tell and very close to our apartment.  It was a foreign concession from 1849 to 1943. It is known for being charming and a large part of why Shanghai is called The Paris of the West.