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

Videogame restrictions in China

You may have read in the news lately that China currently has a campaign going on against… Well, basically all forms of entertainment, and some other things as well. From celebrities to role… Continue reading

3 months out of China

It’s already been three months since I left China. It’s the longest I’ve been away for almost a decade! How am I feeling and how is China doing these days? I had to… Continue reading

My summer life

It’s the last day of July, a month that I spent in the place where I used to stay for a good part of my summer holidays when I was a child. I… Continue reading

Spanish bureaucracy

I’ve long complained about Chinese bureaucracy, but now that I’m experiencing Spanish bureaucracy… I don’t know which one’s worse! As it looks like we are going to stay in Spain for at least… Continue reading