Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
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. […]
“I really want to kiss you, Ava, but I’m scared that I might get AIDS because all Africans have AIDS.” I was literally struck dumb at his ignorance.
I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub’d on Ninglidating.com)
Going to China was one of the craziest decisions I had ever made – a total detour from everything I had planned before. Read about it in my guest post.
There are things you never expect to see in a lifetime. Like watching a grown man whack snow off the roof with a bamboo pole.
Leave it to me — a cold-averse American woman — to marry into a family in Southern China, where people are used to winters without heating in their homes.
Okay, don’t hate me for saying this, but…here in China, I actually look forward to the winter. I know, I know. This is winter after all. The coldest season of the year! But here in the Hangzhou region, winter happens to be one of the best seasons for hiking. And ever since we’ve discovered a beautiful little hideaway […]
Things I’ve Learned from my Chinese Husband: Single’s Day (China’s Version of Black Friday) Can Be Cool
My heart pounded as if it was only a few minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Yet my only resolution revolved around the little black and white mobile phone in my hands and its Alibaba online shopping cart. Every single item in that cart represented hours of online “research”, scouring through reviews, search results […]
Anna Zech has so many talents and fascinating stories to share, it’s no wonder she has caught the attention of China Central Television.
It has been one whirlwind week with way too much going on — including the discovery that my grandmother here in China isn’t feeling well.
It’s fascinating that a relationship could either be really simple, or incredibly complicated and worthy of long discussions, depending on your culture.