Tag Archive: expat in china

Books with a China theme (2018 list)

Writing a post about the books related to China I read during the year has become a tradition on this blog! I made these lists in 2015, 2016 and 2017, so 2018 couldn’t be any less!… Continue reading

Books with a China theme (2017 list)

Writing a post about the books related to China I read during the year has become a tradition on this blog! I made these lists in 2015 and 2016, so 2017 couldn’t be… Continue reading

Book review: Parsley and coriander

It’s not every day that I hear about a book written by a foreign woman who lives in Suzhou and tells a story about foreign women living here! So, understandably, I was very… Continue reading

The real China

The last time I went to Shenzhen to join the company’s New Year dinner I went out with some colleagues. In the taxi to the restaurant a foreign guy from another department sat by my… 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

The Shanghai syndrome

“Do you have Nutella in Suzhou?”. I kid you not, that is what a colleague who lives in Shanghai asked me once. Local Shanghainese people share a characteristic that annoys the hell out… Continue reading

Going to the hospital in China

Before actually going to any hospital in China, I had already heard a ton of horror stories. I am not sick easily so I wasn’t very worried. I have never had any kind of… Continue reading

Interview in Expat Focus

A few days ago, the website Expat Focus contacted me to do a brief interview for their Experiences section. In it I talk a little bit about expat life and how life in… Continue reading

Things Foreigners Do in China

After all these years in China, I have noticed that laowai (foreigners) tend to do some things that define their life in China. Today I want to talk about some things that most foreigners… Continue reading