It’s that part of the year again – when flowers are blossoming, and people in Shanghai are visiting the parks with large parterres on display. Apparently, the Spring blossom is quite a thing in many parts of Asia, with many getting excited about it.
I’ve only spent the Chinese New Year’s Eve in China once since I moved there 2.5 years ago. In the two other occasions, I preferred to travel in the neighboring countries. This year I happened to be in Bangkok during the CNYE, and I went on purpose to China Town, to check if anything special […]
Just a few days ago I visited Mao’s Mausoleum for a third time. The first time I did it out of curiosity, while on the following occasions I accompanied my guests who wanted to see the formal leader in flesh and bones.
Ho Ho Ho, December is here and you are slowly preparing for Christmas. Every day you check the internet to see what gifts to buy for yourselves and the dear ones, and you plan in detail how to spend the days off. But can you still do any of that if you live in China?
At the end of last week I attended something very beautiful and interesting – the 2016 International Carnival organized by the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). During this event the foreign students from SISU were invited to present their countries’ culture to the audience.
I remember when I first got to China and I was trying to surf the internet. As strange as it sounds, I had the feeling I was using a different internet. The connection was slow, I couldn’t access the websites that I was using on a regular basis back at home, all sort of windows […]