Hangzhou

Hangzhou

The Tomb Sweeping Festival or Qingming Festival in China meant I finally had 2 days off. I decided to go to Hangzhou – the place that had been on my “to go” list for quite a long time. Travelling during Chinese festivals or national holidays tends to be quite...
About Shanghai

About Shanghai

I have never regretted my decision to live in Shanghai during my year abroad. I fell in love with China and I think each city has a lot to offer. But, personally, I can’t imagine living anywhere else but Shanghai. Here are the main points that I believe characterise...
Nanjing- an ancient capital

Nanjing- an ancient capital

Nanjing is the ancient capital of China and now the capital of the Jiangsu province. It suffered tremendously during the Nanjing Massacre – the Japanese invasion on Nanjing that started in 1937 – as it was still the Chinese capital at the time. Nanjing Massacre...
Hello spring! + spending Easter in China!

Hello spring! + spending Easter in China!

Easter (复活节) is neither observed nor particularly celebrated in China. Some people may paint Easter eggs or play some Easter games, however, the vast majority of Chinese people don’t attach much significance to Easter celebrations. All shops/banks are open and people...
Living in China – basic facts – part 1

Living in China – basic facts – part 1

I guess many of you might wonder what living in China looks like. Covering all aspects of exciting life in China would take too long, so today I have decided to give you a brief overview of the main six things. Food I could write a whole blog post related to Chinese...

China- before you go!

Before going to China, the thing that I worried about the most was how to prepare. Being allowed only one suitcase and a handbag, I could barely fit in one third of the things I needed to take. Not to mention that I left a lot of things till the last minute, which...