Category Archive: Suzhou

Confined at home: A coronavirus update

It’s day 13 of our home confinement and a week since I published my previous post. Not much has changed. The virus is still raging, Wuhan and other cities are still in lockdown,… Continue reading

Coronavirus situation in Suzhou

Happy Chinese New Year! Well, not so happy in China. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, China is facing a new virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has… 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

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

Housing prices in China

In China, buying an apartment has been very expensive for quite some time. The comments assuring that the property bubble is about to burst have been there for a long time too, I’ve… Continue reading

Eating in Suzhou: famous local foods

Chinese food is popular everywhere. No matter where you go, there’s probably a Chinese restaurant! However, at least in Spain, until very recently it was not easy to find a Chinese restaurant that… Continue reading

A stroll around Luzhi

Last Saturday we went to Luzhi, a nearby water town, for a quick visit because C.’s company had a Women’s Day activity for their female employees there and as C. is the head… Continue reading

My first Chinese New Year in Suzhou

And, just like that, the Chinese New Year holidays are over! As I mentioned in my previous post, this was the first time I spent this holiday in Suzhou. Chinese New Year has… Continue reading

Graffiti exhibition in Suzhou

There are not many graffiti in China. I have only seen them in the 798 art zone in Beijing and around Moganshan street, which is also an art space, in Shanghai. In Europe… Continue reading

Why I think Suzhou is a great place to live in

Sometimes I receive emails with questions from people who are considering moving to Suzhou. These people are often married with kids and are moving to Suzhou because their company is sending them here… Continue reading