Tag Archive: Suzhou Industrial Park

Housing prices in China

In China, buying an apartment has been very expensive for quite some time. The comments assuring that the property bubble is about to burst have been there for a long time too, I’ve… Continue reading

The Dragon Boat Festival

Tomorrow is the Dragon Boat Festival, one of China’s traditional festivities that started being an official holiday a few years ago. So tomorrow we don’t work! Yay! This holiday has several traditions, the… Continue reading

The typhoon season

Every summer, Suzhou stands on the way of some of the typhoons that come from the western Pacific Ocean. Usually, when they arrive here they have already lost most of their strength so… Continue reading

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

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

Sunday by the lake

It’s that time of the year again! The beginning of summer means the rainy season is here. It has been raining a lot the last couple of weeks and there were also several… Continue reading

Duanwu Festival

Yesterday it was the Duanwu Festival. Duanwu is a traditional holiday in which people eat zongzi (glutionous rice wrapped in a leaf) and watch the dragon boat races. Why do they do this? Because a long… Continue reading

Sculptures around the lake

Yesterday it was a very nice day: the sky was blue and PM2.5 was under 70! That is quite a feat! It seems Beijing gets all the bad press about air pollution but… Continue reading