Category Archive: Life in China

Postnatal services in China

During my stay in hospital a couple of weeks ago, a random auntie gave me a bunch of leaflets one day. Well, when she saw my face she was going to give them… Continue reading

Eating out

The other day I was thinking how common it is in China to go out to eat, even for families with children. When I was a child in Spain, we basically never went… Continue reading

Pregnancy taboos in China

Chinese people are very superstitious. A long time ago I wrote a post with several superstitions I’d heard, you can check it here. They also often do things “just in case”, even if… Continue reading

Maternity fashion in China

I’m 20 weeks pregnant so a few weeks ago I had to start looking for maternity clothes because my pants didn’t fit anymore. I went to a few malls and couldn’t find much… Continue reading

Reducing your plastic usage in China

You might have seen it on the news: plastic residues are a huge problem for our planet. All the plastic that has ever been produced is still on the surface of the planet… Continue reading

Chinese kitchen vs Spanish kitchen

Since I started working from home I am cooking more (and eating healthier, I hope). But cooking in China is not the same as cooking in Spain… first of all, there are often… Continue reading

The latest Chinese New Year custom

When I was a student in Beijing, there would always be a lesson in our textbooks about the Chinese New Year. We learned that during that festivity there were some customs Chinese people… Continue reading

Internet censorship in China

I follow the official account of the China Daily newspaper on WeChat, where they share 2-3 of their news pieces and articles every day. Today the main article was titled: “Xi: All aboard… Continue reading

The new mall

The most famous modern building in Suzhou is probably the pants building, thanks to its curious shape and also because it is the highest building in the city. Its construction lasted longer than… Continue reading

The professional interrogator

I have started to suspect that the neighbour who lives in the 5th floor of my building, a middle aged lady, is a professional interrogator trained by the CIA or the KGB. Every… Continue reading