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The Laba Festival

Happy new year and happy Laba festival! Yes, today January 2nd it’s a traditional Chinese festivity called Laba (腊八节). Laba means the 8th (ba) day of the 12th month (which in the Chinese… Continue reading

My first Chinese New Year in Suzhou

And, just like that, the Chinese New Year holidays are over! As I mentioned in my previous post, this was the first time I spent this holiday in Suzhou. Chinese New Year has… Continue reading

Holidays in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

We are back from our holidays in Malaysia! This has been a much-needed break and I had been dreaming about going on holidays for months. Part of it was because I was fed… Continue reading

The Beisi pagoda

Last Saturday I woke up to a gorgeous blue sky. C. was in a meeting and I didn’t have anyone else to go out with, but that didn’t stop me. If I have… Continue reading

A temple in Changshu

Last Sunday we went to Changshu, a small city one hour north of Suzhou. Well, small for Chinese standards as it has a population of over one million. I had never heard much… Continue reading

Family visit IV: Nanjing

After Beijing, Jinan and Qufu, our next stop was Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing we experienced crazy weather: the first day was unbearably hot and humid, and the second day… Continue reading

Family visit III: Qufu

The third stop in our trip was the town of Qufu, also located in Shandong province and only 30 minutes away from Jinan by fast train. Qufu is famous for being the hometown… Continue reading

Holidays in Hong Kong

The holidays are over! They went by so fast! Most companies started working yesterday (and also worked today), but our office decided to start working tomorrow. Yep, tomorrow Sunday. Welcome to China! Our… Continue reading

Holidays in Japan

Japan! So close to China and I had never been there! But last summer, after buying super expensive tickets to go back to Spain in October, I decided I would not be ripped… Continue reading