Tag Archive: Suzhou

Getting the covid-19 vaccine in China

Until late last month, China didn’t seem to be in a hurry to get the general population vaccinated against covid-19. After all, there are barely any cases here! When I check some YouTube… Continue reading

Sunday in the sun

A couple of weeks ago we had unseasonably warm weather and we took the chance to visit a village in the outskirts of Suzhou. I had heard about it but I’d never been… Continue reading

An unusual Chinese New Year

Only 3 more days until our holidays start and 4 days until the Lunar New Year begins! This will be the second Chinese New Year we spend in times of covid. Last year,… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Suzhou

This has been a strange year, and many people are now facing the strangest Christmas of their lives, as they won’t even be able to celebrate with their loved ones. Here in Suzhou… Continue reading

The current covid-19 situation in China

Ten months after the city of Wuhan was closed down, the world is still being ravaged by the covid-19 pandemic. As of today, there have been over 59 million cases and more than… Continue reading

Our Halloween

It’s already mid-November! I’ve been wanting to write about what we did for Halloween for the past several days, but I had no time! Is it ok if I talk about it now,… Continue reading

The Suzhou Zoo

Last Sunday we went to the Suzhou Zoo. Up until a few years ago, it was located inside a park in the old town and it was very small, based on what I’ve… Continue reading

A stroll around Soochow University

Soochow University is one of the oldest universities in China and it’s located in the heart of Suzhou, within walking distance of Pingjiang old street (Soochow is the old romanization of the name… Continue reading

Rainy summer

In Suzhou, the rainy season usually starts in the middle of June and lasts for about 3 weeks. This period of rainy weather is called 梅雨, which literally means “plum rain”. This year… Continue reading

Why I want my son to learn Suzhou dialect

Did you know that there are many different languages in China? Many people are only familiar with two: Mandarin, or what is known simply as “Chinese” and is the country’s official language, and… Continue reading