No gifts for husbands

Last month I had lunch with two of my friends. One is Chinese and the other Taiwanese. They are both married; one has kids and the other doesn’t. There were only a few… Continue reading

Books with a China theme (2019 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

The Laba Festival

Happy new year and happy Laba festival! Yes, today January 2nd it’s a traditional Chinese festivity called Laba (腊八节). Laba means the 8th (ba) day of the 12th month (which in the Chinese… Continue reading

Christmas in China

Christmas is almost here! I never really celebrated Christmas much during my first years in China as it’s a normal working day here and I couldn’t see the point, but a couple of… Continue reading

The family restaurant

Last weekend I had dinner with a few Spanish women that I know from a WeChat group. As we would be bringing our families and we all have young children, the organizer chose… Continue reading

Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair

Last weekend we went to Shanghai and attended the International Children’s Book Fair there. I had only heard of this fair a couple of weeks ago on Instagram so I wasn’t sure what… Continue reading

Day trips around Cáceres

Now that days are getting noticeably cooler, I started fantasizing about my last holidays in Spain. I spent a month in my hometown of Cáceres and when my husband arrived to reunite with… Continue reading

Flying with a baby: My experience

I spent all summer looking forward to our trip to Spain but, at the same time, I was also fearing it. More specifically, I was dreading the journey itself. Over two hours in… Continue reading

Some obvious differences between China and Spain

I wanted to write this post while I was in Spain but life got in the way and now I’ve been back in China for a week. Doesn’t matter, it’s still relevant! These… Continue reading

“Do you have a Chinese passport?”

One of the questions I’m often asked when I am back in Spain is if I already have Chinese nationality. If you are a foreigner living in China you must be thinking that… Continue reading