Stories about life, love and marriage in Hangzhou, China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband from Hangzhou.
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. […]
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.
Want proof of how far you can take your business dreams in China? Meet Jo Gan. She has started an online business, launched an app and become a bar owner.
Last Monday, I wrote about how wedding anniversaries aren’t a big deal to my Chinese husband. But not birthdays — especially my birthday. We just celebrated and, once again, he approached as if it were a national holiday. John still loves coming up with what he calls “birthday programs” for my special day and this year […]
“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.