Tag Archive: daily life in china

A morning in Suzhou Park

Last Saturday we went to Suzhou Park, a park located in the center of Suzhou. I wrote about this park many years ago on the blog and I think I had never been… Continue reading

4 things my son learned during the COVID-19 pandemic

My son is only 19 months and he will not remember the pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks and turned our lives, including his, upside down, but he has definitely learned… Continue reading

3 bright sides of the coronavirus

The coronavirus epidemic has wreaked havoc on our world and our daily life, it has killed many people and turned everything upside down, but after months of being worried (I think I got… Continue reading

Staying active while at home

Since the coronavirus outbreak started, people are not going out and gyms have been closed. Being at home every day, with nothing better to do than looking at your phone, watching tv and… Continue reading

Protection against evil spirits

And for the second time this month I’m saying that Chinese people are very superstitious. The other day C. came home with a branch of some plant that someone gave him. I had… Continue reading

Eating out

The other day I was thinking how common it is in China to go out to eat, even for families with children. When I was a child in Spain, we basically never went… Continue reading

The Chinese hamburger

The other day I suddenly felt like eating roujiamo (肉夹馍). A roujiamo is like a sandwich and it is originally from Shaanxi province (Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province). The bread is… 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

“Don’t tell anyone you bought them here!”

Two blocks away from our compound there is a wet market where all the old ladies from the neighbourhood go shopping. Sometimes I also go there, as the fruits sold in supermarkets are… Continue reading