Tag Archive: foreigners in china

Why I think Suzhou is a great place to live in

Sometimes I receive emails with questions from people who are considering moving to Suzhou. These people are often married with kids and are moving to Suzhou because their company is sending them here… 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

Book review: Expat Jimmy

Today I wanted to write about the novella Expat Jimmy, by Travis Lee. I read it a few weeks ago already but with all the things going on lately I didn’t have time… Continue reading

Crossing the street in China

A post that Autumn wrote a few weeks ago gave me an idea for a couple of articles about traffic in China. This one is about being a pedestrian, and the next one… 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

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

Stereotyping foreigners

I’m sure you have heard many stereotypes about Chinese people in particular or Asians in general. Chinese people are noisy, Chinese people work a lot, Asians are good at maths, all Asians look… 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

Popular Chinese dishes for foreigners

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Chinese dishes that foreigners hate, according to a QQ article. Today I want to talk about the other side of the same topic:… Continue reading