My first time on a Ferris wheel

I have something to confess: I am 30 years old and I had never ridden a Ferris wheel until a few days ago. Why had I never tried it? I am not afraid… Continue reading

Working with Chinese suppliers

Last year I read a book called “Poorly Made in China”, by Paul Midler. It was recommended by a friend who also used to deal with Chinese suppliers for the company she was working… Continue reading

Presents from afar

Chinese people have this habit of bringing souvenirs for everybody when they go on a trip. Their favourite souvenirs are local snacks or food specialties from the places they visited. If you work… Continue reading

Comic book review: A Chinese Life (从小李到老李)

A Chinese Life is a three-volume comic book that tells the life of a Chinese man since he is born in the middle 1950s until the present day. This Chinese man is Yunnanese… Continue reading

5 (and a half) things I got used to after moving to China

At the beginning of this month it was my Chinaversary (8 years since the first time I came) and I started thinking about some things I got used to after moving to China. Some… Continue reading

What have you been doing while I was away?

I am back in Suzhou (after a 28 hour trip!) and C. and Nico were very happy to see me again. But what have they been doing during the month I’ve been away?… Continue reading

A trip to Algarve

My holidays in Spain are almost over so I will be regularly updating the blog again. These last few days will be spent in my hometown of Cáceres where I will meet some… Continue reading

Similarities between China and Spain

I am currently on holidays (yay!) in a small town in the southwest of Spain. It is one of those places by the sea which are quiet and empty during the winter, but… Continue reading

Visiting Lingyan Mountain Temple during the Ghost Festival

On Sunday it was not too hot so we decided to visit a temple on the outskirts of Suzhou: 灵岩山寺 or Lingyan Mountain Temple. It is a Buddhist temple located on the top of… Continue reading

Beijing vs Shanghai: a song contest

Everybody knows that Beijing is the capital of China, but Shanghai is its most developed and cosmopolitan city. Beijing is about politics, culture and historical sites; Shanghai is about money, cocktails and shopping.… Continue reading