Stories about life, love and marriage in Hangzhou, China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband from Hangzhou.
“Is that your foreign friend?” Why my Chinese husband hides the fact that I’m his white American wife here in China (Guest Post on China Elevator Stories)
*+-My guest post for China Elevator Stories just published today, sharing why my husband prefers to call me his “foreign friend” when we’re out in 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.