Category Archive: Life in China

“Now you know how foreigners feel like in China”

A few days ago we took John to a sushi restaurant because he felt like eating sushi. John is the 9-year-old son of C.’s ex wife. C. and John lived together for several years… Continue reading

The War Against Mosquitoes

Summer has arrived (even though we are having temperatures of around 25ºC, way cooler than usual for this time of the year, and it’s been raining almost nonstop for the last two weeks) and… Continue reading

Cleaning in China

It might seem like a strange topic, but one of the main differences that I have found between China and Spain is in the daily, common and boring act of cleaning. I am not referring… Continue reading

Photo Booth

This is something I have seen in Asia, but not in Spain. In Spain you can find the regular photo booths, where you can have your passport photos taken. But the ones in… Continue reading

Our new flatmate

Since last week we are three at home. Please meet our new flatmate, her name is Nico:   Nico is a 6 year old female Golden Retriever and yes, she’s fat. She weighted… Continue reading

Superstitions

During our stay in Wuyuan County I noticed a lot of the houses had a small mirror hanging above the front door.   I asked C. about it and he told me it… Continue reading

Far from the madding crowd: Wuyuan County

Travelling around China during a national holiday can be a total nightmare but I had to go somewhere for the 3-day long weekend of the May 1 holiday (May 1, 2 and 3;… Continue reading

Urban graveyard

In my last post I talked about 清明节 Qingmingjie or the Tomb-sweeping Festival and how we went to the countryside. Today I want to post some pictures about the cemeteries in Suzhou. We… Continue reading

清明节 Tomb-Sweeping Festival

Yesterday it was 清明节 qing ming jie, also known in English as Tomb Sweeping Festival. It regained its condition of National Holiday a few years ago and tomorrow I don’t have to work.… Continue reading

Lunch time

From Monday to Friday I eat in our company’s dining hall with my Chinese colleagues. My Spanish colleagues don’t eat there because they don’t like the food (well, more accurately, they have never… Continue reading