The Shanghai lockdown

At this point, I think everybody has heard about the lockdown in Shanghai, but I will recap it briefly just in case someone doesn’t follow the news: Shanghai, a city with a population… Continue reading

Jin Ping Mei: A Chinese classic

During these past couple of months, my reading time was occupied by a Chinese classic novel called Jin Ping Mei. You’ve never heard of it? Understandable. It’s not as famous as Journey to… Continue reading

Outbreak in Suzhou

It’s been over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started and Suzhou had not had an outbreak yet. Now with Omicron it was just a matter of time… and it finally happened. Last… Continue reading

“I won’t eat candy ever again”

A few days ago, my mum unearthed our old VHS player. Among the cartoons from my childhood that we had on tape (mainly Disney movies), there were also a couple of episodes from… Continue reading

Books with a China theme (2021 list)

Another year, another one of my annual book lists. Writing a post about the books related to China I read during the year has become a tradition on this blog! I made these… Continue reading

From allowing just 1 child to forcing to have 3

Based on questions that I have been asked, it seems that some people still don’t know that the one child policy is not enforced in China anymore. To be precise, it was scrapped… Continue reading

The Medieval Market

Every year, my hometown of C├íceres holds an event called Market of the Three Cultures and commonly referred to as “the medieval market”. It started being done about twenty years ago and the… Continue reading

News from China

There’s been some interesting news coming from China in the past couple of weeks and I wanted to note down some of them. – Covid outbreak In October, a new covid outbreak spread… Continue reading

Reverse culture shock?

When I was in China and the idea of permanently going back to Spain sometimes came up in conversations about the future, I always felt a bit uneasy. Would it be hard to… Continue reading

A weekend in Madrid

Since we are going to be in Spain for now and my husband is probably not going to have so much free time on his hands until he retires, I want to make… Continue reading