Friends And Countrymen (An Expat Christmas No. 9)

BJC Christmas
BJC's An Expat Christmas series is winding down, but we wouldn't leave without a story from Shanghai. William Childress writes about friends, food, and transience in the big city. We're lucky, in Shanghai, to be in a city with so many foreigners that we can essentially experience the holidays as we would in our native land. But don't get me wrong -- we're not exactly in an expatriate haven.