Snail Mail

In some aspects I am very old-fashioned. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy technological advances and make full use of them. Would I have had the courage to move to China 30 years… Continue reading

Chinese supermarkets

After a few years living in China, most things that amazed/annoyed me during my first months here are now normal events in my life and I don’t think about them too much: kids… Continue reading

Drying your laundry on the street

Chinese people don’t use clothes dryers, or at least I have never lived in a placed that had one. When I was living in student dorms in Beijing we had shared washing machines,… Continue reading

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