Tag Archive: Suzhou

Cleaning in China

It might seem like a strange topic, but one of the main differences that I have found between China and Spain is in the daily, common and boring act of cleaning. I am not referring… Continue reading

Meeting the parents

I don’t remember the exact date when I met C.’s parents for the first time; it must have been around October 2012. We had been dating for a few months before he told… Continue reading

Photo Booth

This is something I have seen in Asia, but not in Spain. In Spain you can find the regular photo booths, where you can have your passport photos taken. But the ones in… Continue reading

Our new flatmate

Since last week we are three at home. Please meet our new flatmate, her name is Nico:   Nico is a 6 year old female Golden Retriever and yes, she’s fat. She weighted… Continue reading

Urban graveyard

In my last post I talked about 清明节 Qingmingjie or the Tomb-sweeping Festival and how we went to the countryside. Today I want to post some pictures about the cemeteries in Suzhou. We… Continue reading

Lunch time

From Monday to Friday I eat in our company’s dining hall with my Chinese colleagues. My Spanish colleagues don’t eat there because they don’t like the food (well, more accurately, they have never… Continue reading

How to get your driving license in China

Yesterday I got my Chinese driving license!   The procedure is quite straightforward (well, as straightforward as Chinese bureaucracy can be!) if you already have a driving license from another country: you only need… Continue reading

My Archaeological Adventure

Linda’s post about MOOCs has inspired me to write about an online course I studied last year: Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets. The description of the course in the Coursera website is: Admit it —… Continue reading

The tallest building in Suzhou

Chinese men are very competitive -they can’t just play a game for fun- and Chinese cities also like to compete with each other: which city has the tallest building, which one has the… Continue reading

The park

Parks in China are like a parallel universe where you can find anything. Of course, there are trees, flowers, benches and all the usual things that you would expect to find in a… Continue reading