Tag Archive: winter

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

Snow in Suzhou

Every year it snows at least one day in Suzhou, but it usually is just a bit of snow that disappears very fast. This year, however, we’ve seen quite a big snowfall! Last… Continue reading

What to do in Suzhou in the winter

This week, someone arrived to my blog because they searched for the words “suzhou what to do in winter”. I don’t have any specific post about that topic, so I thought about writing… Continue reading

How to survive the winter in Suzhou

I should have written this post earlier, as normally it starts getting chilly in November, but this year we have had a gentle winter. Now it is starting to get cold, but I… Continue reading

The coldest winter

There has been no other topic on the Chinese news and social media in the past few days: it is cold! The local Suzhou newspaper warned us a week in advance: it was… Continue reading

My favourite winter food

It’s winter. It is cold outside and you feel like eating warm and comforting foods. It is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious hot pot! The hot pot is not a kind… 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