Fleeting spring and bitter cold

We thought spring had arrived. Well, according to the Chinese calendar, it did start February 16th! We had some warm days, the plum trees blossomed first, and then the magnolia trees. Everything seemed… Continue reading

Reducing your plastic usage in China

You might have seen it on the news: plastic residues are a huge problem for our planet. All the plastic that has ever been produced is still on the surface of the planet… Continue reading

Holidays in Malaysia: Melaka

The other city we visited during our holidays in Malaysia was Melaka, known in English as Malacca. Melaka was an important port of trade in South East Asia and a colony of the… Continue reading

Holidays in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

We are back from our holidays in Malaysia! This has been a much-needed break and I had been dreaming about going on holidays for months. Part of it was because I was fed… Continue reading

The Year of the Dog

The Lunar new year, also known as Chinese new year, will start on Friday! As you know, in the Chinese culture every year is related to one of the 12 Zodiac animals, and… Continue reading

Chinese kitchen vs Spanish kitchen

Since I started working from home I am cooking more (and eating healthier, I hope). But cooking in China is not the same as cooking in Spain… first of all, there are often… Continue reading

Snow in Suzhou

Every year it snows at least one day in Suzhou, but it usually is just a bit of snow that disappears very fast. This year, however, we’ve seen quite a big snowfall! Last… Continue reading

The latest Chinese New Year custom

When I was a student in Beijing, there would always be a lesson in our textbooks about the Chinese New Year. We learned that during that festivity there were some customs Chinese people… Continue reading

What to do in Suzhou in the winter

This week, someone arrived to my blog because they searched for the words “suzhou what to do in winter”. I don’t have any specific post about that topic, so I thought about writing… Continue reading

Chinese movies (2017 list)

Am I too annoying with lists? A couple of posts ago I wrote a list with the China-related books I read last year, and now it’s the movies turn! This is also the… Continue reading