Tag Archive: travel

Snail Mail

In some aspects I am very old-fashioned. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy technological advances and make full use of them. Would I have had the courage to move to China 30 years… Continue reading

Presents from afar

Chinese people have this habit of bringing souvenirs for everybody when they go on a trip. Their favourite souvenirs are local snacks or food specialties from the places they visited. If you work… Continue reading

Back to the Past II: Vietnam & Cambodia

Smell is a powerful sense. I’m sitting in my office in Suzhou and I just need to spray the mosquito repellent on my legs to transport my mind to a guest house┬ároom in… 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

Travelling on a Chinese passport

Being a Spanish citizen and possessing an European passport has a lot of advantages I wasn’t really fully aware of until I started dating C. I was used to travelling freely almost everywhere,… Continue reading

Back to the Past: My first backpacking trip

In January 2008 I bought a backpack in the Silk Market in Beijing and went backpacking for the first time in my life. We travelled by train, leaving from Beijing, and the chosen… Continue reading