Family visit IV: Nanjing

After Beijing, Jinan and Qufu, our next stop was Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing we experienced crazy weather: the first day was unbearably hot and humid, and the second day… Continue reading

Book review: Parsley and coriander

It’s not every day that I hear about a book written by a foreign woman who lives in Suzhou and tells a story about foreign women living here! So, understandably, I was very… Continue reading

Family visit III: Qufu

The third stop in our trip was the town of Qufu, also located in Shandong province and only 30 minutes away from Jinan by fast train. Qufu is famous for being the hometown… Continue reading

Family visit II: Jinan

The second stop in our trip was Jinan. My main objective when designing the route was avoiding domestic flights (because they are always late), so I chose places we could reach with the… Continue reading

Family visit I: Beijing

Did you miss me? I am back after two weeks of holidays! I’ve been visiting several cities in China with my parents, my brother, his girlfriend, two aunts, an uncle and a cousin.… Continue reading

Chinese breakfast

In Spain we usually have breakfast at home, but eating it outside is very common in China, as people on the way to work just grab something to eat during the commute or in… Continue reading

Dogs and health

Last week, on April 18th, it was Pet Owner’s Day (I didn’t know we had a day! China should totally observe this holiday and give me a day off!) and the nice people from… Continue reading

Body hair removal in China

Summer will be here soon! These days the daytime temperatures are above 25ºC in Suzhou. How can that be? Just last week I was still wearing my long johns! But that’s the Yangtze… Continue reading

The Chinese hamburger

The other day I suddenly felt like eating roujiamo (肉夹馍). A roujiamo is like a sandwich and it is originally from Shaanxi province (Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province). The bread is… Continue reading

Flying in China

If you live in China or come to visit the country, chances are you will have to take a domestic flight sometime. And then you will find out an uncomfortable truth… flights, particularly… Continue reading