Phew... that was hard work. I thought that having an Apple Mac would be an internet asset instead of a problem, but no. It's taken me from the 26th until now to be able to send an email or to post anything here. I'll write more tomorrow as I'm moving to an apartment where there is wonderful internet reception.
For the moment, suffice to say: I'm loving it. The air pollution is appalling but bearable; the people are wonderful and the food is heavenly which more than makes up for my poor lungs.