Tag Archive: Suzhou

2018: a year in review

There’s only a few days left in 2018! How can that be? I’m sure you’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time passes… and it’s totally true! Well, time passes at… Continue reading

My first two months as a mum

Baby A. is two months today! (And his “reward” was getting the BCG vaccine… poor child). These two months have passed by quite slowly, or at least that’s how I feel. At first… Continue reading

Giving birth in a Chinese hospital

As you might have guessed (or seen on Instagram), I finally gave birth! Baby A. was born August 31 and according to Chinese people this is a very good date as it is… 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

A week in a Chinese hospital

You might have noticed that last week I didn’t publish any post, as usual. And it was because… I was in hospital! I had never stayed in hospital in my life. Heck, I’ve… Continue reading

Graffiti exhibition in Suzhou

There are not many graffiti in China. I have only seen them in the 798 art zone in Beijing and around Moganshan street, which is also an art space, in Shanghai. In Europe… 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

“Look, the penis is here”

On Monday I had the prenatal check-up for the 24th week and one of the tests was a fancy 3D ultrasound in which the doctor checks that the baby has all the expected… Continue reading

A Spanish restaurant in Suzhou

Last Sunday I went to have lunch with two friends, one Chinese and one Taiwanese. They were quite indecisive about what they wanted to eat so I searched for some new restaurants we… Continue reading

Fleeting spring and bitter cold

We thought spring had arrived. Well, according to the Chinese calendar, it did start February 16th! We had some warm days, the plum trees blossomed first, and then the magnolia trees. Everything seemed… Continue reading