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

Dangerous food combinations

We are in the middle of autumn and it’s persimmon season! Well, at least in China, because I don’t remember ever having eaten persimmons in Spain when I was a child. At home… Continue reading

Don’t do that!

One evening last week I was walking Nico around our compound, as usual, when I saw a man sitting by a big white cabinet which is installed in the garden. You know, one of… Continue reading

Day trip around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a relatively small city (well, at least when you compare it to Chinese cities) and this has an advantage: you can get to the countryside quite fast. That is what we… Continue reading

Exploring Amsterdam

I’m finally back! Unfortunately, my well deserved holidays ended and I’m in Suzhou again now. We went to Spain for our annual visit but we also spent some days in Amsterdam. I had never… Continue reading

The Suzhou gardens

What is the most popular tourist attraction in Suzhou? Ask any Chinese person and they will reply it’s the Suzhou gardens, of course. So I thought about writing a post about them. I don’t… Continue reading

Discovering new places

I have been living in Suzhou for over 4 years now, but there are still some places that I haven’t been to. For example, I haven’t been to all of the famous Suzhou… Continue reading