Why “China elevator stories”?
In China, it’s the little things that will make your day. Like for example a conversation with a stranger in an elevator. Or in a cab. Or on a bus. On the metro. On a train. In a street side restaurant. In the supermarket. On the street. In public toilets. Or in other words just anywhere you can imagine.
Who writes all this?
Hi, I’m Ruth, an Austrian illustrator and graduate of Chinese studies in my mid-20s. I live in Shenzhen with my Chinese husband. Shenzhen is a beautiful city of more than 15 million right across the border from Hongkong. I share anecdotes from everyday life with you, one or the other story of how I and my husband fell in love with each other and conversations with locals. Although sometimes really short, these conversations are what will make me smile at the end of the day. For those wondering why someone might choose to live in China, I hope that these conversations are also what will make you understand some of the reasons. If not otherwise stated, conversations are direct translations from Chinese.
Posts are published twice weekly on Tuesdays and on Saturdays. Make sure to check out my blog on these days! You can also check out my illustrations here.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, just drop me an e-mail: chinaelevatorstories[at]gmail.com.