Category Archive: Life in Spain

The business of education in China

China is well known for the pressure students are subjected to. Education is a rat race in there and basically all children attend lots of after-school classes because they have to be the… Continue reading

Roman ruins by the beach

Like last year, we also spent this summer in our apartment by the beach, in the southwest coast of Spain. It’s right by the sea and on the ground floor, so we don’t… 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

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

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