Tag Archive: Spain

Reverse culture shock?

When I was in China and the idea of permanently going back to Spain sometimes came up in conversations about the future, I always felt a bit uneasy. Would it be hard to… Continue reading

A weekend in Madrid

Since we are going to be in Spain for now and my husband is probably not going to have so much free time on his hands until he retires, I want to make… Continue reading

3 months out of China

It’s already been three months since I left China. It’s the longest I’ve been away for almost a decade! How am I feeling and how is China doing these days? I had to… Continue reading

My summer life

It’s the last day of July, a month that I spent in the place where I used to stay for a good part of my summer holidays when I was a child. I… Continue reading

Spanish bureaucracy

I’ve long complained about Chinese bureaucracy, but now that I’m experiencing Spanish bureaucracy… I don’t know which one’s worse! As it looks like we are going to stay in Spain for at least… Continue reading

Travelling in times of covid-19

Long time no see! I’ve had a hectic few weeks. And, well, also an international move. Kind of. We’re in Spain! We weren’t planning on travelling this year, but an unexpected (and quite… Continue reading

After the coronavirus: My predictions

A few days ago I was forwarded the same image from two unrelated people in different countries, China and Spain. That image was a picture of a book page in which Sylvia Browne,… Continue reading

My quarantine tips

Wow. Just wow. The tide has turned and while in China (well, outside Hubei province at least) we are slowly getting back to normal, Europe is now at the center of the pandemic… Continue reading

Day trips around Cáceres

Now that days are getting noticeably cooler, I started fantasizing about my last holidays in Spain. I spent a month in my hometown of Cáceres and when my husband arrived to reunite with… Continue reading

Some obvious differences between China and Spain

I wanted to write this post while I was in Spain but life got in the way and now I’ve been back in China for a week. Doesn’t matter, it’s still relevant! These… Continue reading