Books with a China theme (2016 list)

Last year I wrote a post about the books related to China that I had read in 2015. I decided that this should become an annual habit! So this is my list for… Continue reading

Our Christmas Eve dinner

This has been the first year that I have arranged a Christmas Eve dinner in Suzhou. I never did it before because, to be honest, I’m not a very Christmasy person. It was… Continue reading

Single? Get a foreign wife!

Lately, Chinese media has been publishing a lot of articles about Chinese men married to or dating foreign women. This and this are just a couple of examples that were shared on WeChat… Continue reading

The Christmas market disappointment

Last weekend, after we finished visiting the Shanghai Natural History Museum, we had a quick stroll in the Jing’an Sculpture Park. It was sunny, the air was clean, the trees displayed beautiful autumn… Continue reading

Shanghai Natural History Museum

Last Saturday we went on a day trip to Shanghai to visit the Natural History Museum. This museum was relocated to a new and bigger building last year and it even has its… Continue reading

Fake traffic accidents

In China, many cars have installed a camera that records what happens in front of the vehicle during the time since the car is started until it is turned off. This trend started a couple of… Continue reading

Healthy Chinese elders

One thing about China that never fails to impress me is how physically active retired people are. In Spain, old people are known for sitting in parks, maybe walking around slowly and conversing animatedly,… Continue reading

How not to organize your wedding

Is it true that some women start thinking about their dream wedding when they are little girls? That they grab bed sheets, curtains or any piece of white cloth and fashion dresses and veils? Does this happen… Continue reading

Having a dog in China

When I tell people that I live in China, one of the first things they ask me is if I have eaten dog. It seems to be one of the things Chinese people… Continue reading

My favourite Spanish movies

When I visited my hometown in Spain last month I met several of my friends. One day we had dinner with one of my primary school friends and her fiancé. I forgot what… Continue reading