Life of a Dutchie

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A quickie and some lovely pain

Again I find myself getting ill, it’s about the hundredth time since I arrived here. It’s the humidity, the sudden change in weather, the stress… Pfff. This time I have pain somewhere on the side of my throat, only on the right said. When talking, swallowing, drinking and eating it hurts and the pain continues to my right ear. That’s it. No cough, no running nose, no nothing, except this pain that wouldn’t go away. Continue reading


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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Like some of you know I have a serious injury at my right shoulder/neck/arm, partly because of a car accident I was in over a year ago, partly because of all the computer work I do and being extremely right handed. After being untreated for over a month since I arrived here, I went to a hospital to get some treatment, see an earlier blog. I got some Tui Na then, which helped for the weekend, but then my symptoms returned again. So it was time for another round of Chinese medicine…

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Visiting the hospital and other stuff

For a city where it never snows, I’ve seen pretty much snow already. Today is the third day with some proper snow, but it is not as much as before. So, on this snowy day I went to the exit-entry administration Bureau to retrieve my passport with the extended visa. First you pay, than you get your passport. Continue reading