Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
It’s amazing to finally connect with my husband’s family/friends in the local dialect. Learning your partner’s obscure language or dialect is a LOT of fun.
Ancient Chinese people were not shy or reserved at all, they were very passionate and open about sex. To have sex was a beautiful thing.
It’s embarrassing to admit that I’m in my thirties and still enjoy a lot of support from my in-laws that I probably shouldn’t.
What I’ve learned from the farm animals at my Chinese in-laws’ “family farm” (including the real reason the chickens cross the road…ha ha ha!)
While I’m still on break this week, I thought I’d share some recent photos from the gorgeous “golden” spring blooming all around us here in the Hangzhou countryside. I call it “golden” because of the golden yellow rapeseed flowers that dominate the fields at this time of year. There’s nothing quite like standing among these fields […]
“The Moon in the Palace” by Weina Dai Randel, about the rise of China’s young Empress Wu, truly reads like a Tang Dynasty-era Cinderella story.
Life isn’t perfect when you’re an expat married to a foreigner, and it’s hard to discuss. I don’t like telling you about the times I’ve cried in China.
The cultural differences are too big between me and the local Danes. I’ll have to wait for my prince charming, who’s probably sitting on a Beijing subway.
Every year, I swear this Chinese New Year is not going to kick my butt. And somehow, every year, I’m totally wrong on this. Yes, Chinese New Year 2016 — welcoming the year of the monkey — has been an exhausting parade of lunches, dinners, toasts, and meetings. By the last day I had rings […]
We’re busy celebrating Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday of the year here in China, at John’s family home in rural Hangzhou. I thought I’d share a few photos from Chinese New Year’s Eve. It was a lovely day to celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve, with some of the most gorgeous blue skies of the winter. […]