My Hong Kong exile

In April 2013 I had to travel to Hong Kong and stay there for a week while my Chinese work visa was being issued. One of the most annoying things about visas in… Continue reading

Guest post: C. writes about us

Yesterday I asked C. if he would like to write a guest post for my blog. The topic I suggested him was: Differences between dating a Chinese girl and a foreigner. I told… Continue reading

The North Korean girl

In September 2009 I was starting my second year in Beiwai (Beijing Foreign Studies University). It was a couple of days before classes started and I was with other returning students in the administrative building… 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

The Hello Kitty plane

Last December we saw this plane in Shanghai Pudong Airport:   We had already heard about it. One of our friends was going to Taiwan very frequently and he had taken this flight… Continue reading

How to get your driving license in China

Yesterday I got my Chinese driving license!   The procedure is quite straightforward (well, as straightforward as Chinese bureaucracy can be!) if you already have a driving license from another country: you only need… Continue reading

Back to the Past: My first backpacking trip

In January 2008 I bought a backpack in the Silk Market in Beijing and went backpacking for the first time in my life. We travelled by train, leaving from Beijing, and the chosen… Continue reading

My Archaeological Adventure

Linda’s post about MOOCs has inspired me to write about an online course I studied last year: Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets. The description of the course in the Coursera website is: Admit it —… Continue reading