Stories about life, love and marriage in Hangzhou, China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband from Hangzhou.
*+-Here are four reasons why Hangzhou, China could be the perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day – or, for that matter, any romantic holiday or getaway.
*+-When John’s Grandpa passed away earlier this year, the last thing I ever expected was for his funeral in China to remind me of weddings here too.
*+-How John and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Hangzhou — and faced sweltering heat and lots of mayhem caused by a huge downpour that afternoon!
*+-I think the love of a Chinese family is one of the best kept secrets in the world. And if ever there was an example, it’s our upcoming move to Hangzhou.
*+-It’s amazing how a simple walk through my husband’s village in rural Zhejiang suddenly opens up unexpected doors and hearts.
*+-It’s one thing to see China’s history in a museum and another to find a 5,000-year-old site right in my husband’s village in China.
*+-Three amazing wild edible plants here in Zhejiang, China that have enchanted me and my Chinese family this Spring — and landed on our daily menu at home.
*+-Though I still equate the word “invitation” with notice, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in a sudden invite, like my big uncle’s dinner in China.