After more than 20 hours of traveling, we arrived safe and sound last night. Despite a brief scare with the airline not having a record of our reservation (eek!) and rainstorms in Shanghai upon arrival, the trip was relatively painless. We have a couple of days before starting work, so are working on getting a sense of how to get around and moving into our apartment. Last night, we braved the nearby "TrustMart" - a multi-story department and grocery store just a couple of blocks away for a few essentials. Today, though, for some comforts to remind us of home, we're headed to the local Ikea. Wish us luck!
I've attached a couple pictures of us after clearing customs in the Shanghai airport.