Hello, we're sorry that we haven't heard from us in about a week now, but we are still alive and there's just not so much interesting happening right now more than that we're spending our days at work here in Langfang. Langfang is a much smaller city than the capital Beijing and is about 1 h far away from there...

...but because the traffic here is really a total chaos sometimes, we got stack in a couple of traffic jams when we moved here on Friday last week, which resulted in a drive that totally took 3 h since we moved from Beijing at 13.30 and arrived at our hotel in Langfang 16.30... And in one moment that black car was suddenly in front of us and we thought we were going to crash, omg we are really impressed of how people dare to drive here.

This is our current hotel lobby by day and night, we think it's beautiful.

And one evening when we returned to our hotel, we found that work had followed us all the way to our hotel. We don't know what it was about because no one was there, but in the morning we saw people at our hotel carrying Coromant-bags... but this was gone :(.

Speaking of work, here at Coromant Langfang, we've had an eventful week. We've been at Tools different departments, such as the ordering center, measuring room and the engineering department, where we've been introduced and working with CAD, CAM, and various programming languages that they are working with here, and we've also been in the workshop together with the CMM and CNC machines! And on Friday we were tasked to find where in the workshop Lean Production should be improved and how.

Since Langfang is such a small city, and we live in the suburb, the closest (and only) shopping center is about 15 km from our hotel, and western food is far away from here, so we usually just have our dinner at the Chinese restaurant in our hotel. I (Sarah) have also been so used to the chopsticks now, that when I found forks during breakfast, it felt so strange to eat with it, so I just continued with the chopsticks... even if I still use them in, what Chinese people think, the wrong way...

Yesterday (Saturday), we actually went to that one and only shopping center, WanDa Plaza, and it was actually really big and had many different stores.

We also went to the understreet-shopping-area.

Here in China, green tea flavored things are really common. Yesterday we FINALLY found the green tea ice-cream in a little vending machine, something I've wanted to try for very long now and it was so good! I don't know how much Oreos we've bought since we came here... there are so much different flavors, but the green tea one was unfortunately not a favorite in this case.

This month,the public buses in Langfang are for free, because there's some construction work in the city, (Sandviken do you hear me??) But the disadvantage is that on our way back home the bus was so jam-packed that we had to wait for the next one to come, which only was about a couple of minutes anyway :D.

Tomorrow we're going to move from Tools to Round Tools at our workplace!

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Hello there! Today we finally climbed the historical and amazing Great Wall (!!), which was one of our absolutely must-to-do things during our travel here! Despite the fog that lay like a blanket above the mountains, and aaall the stairs, it was still a totally magnificent and fantastical experience!!!! I can't explain in enough words, sorry, but pictures say more than thousand words so voila!

We took the cable car up the mountain, and already there we had a stunning view!

Hello from the other side 🤘

Those stairs were no joke, a workout for a lifetime.

But at the end we reached the top sweaty and tired but satisfied, yey thumbs up.

But... then we also had to go down again of course... :D But totally worth it, of course.

And now our names are written on the wall. 😆

Simply, we had a very good day today that we'll always remember 👼, and don't forget to check our instagram @sosinchina.




We haven't been blogging now for this whole week with work, and it's because there's been a problem to reach the blog-site correctly from here for some reason. Anyway, now it works great again and from last time something was written on the blog we were at work and had a break. Now the whole week of work here in the office in Beijing is over and we've mostly listened to presentations concerning the company. We've learned a lot of new information, such as how the marketing and the sales activities work here in China Sandvik Coromant. It's been interesting! We've also met "the Coromant family" here and they're such a nice group that we sadly had to say goodbye to now because our next step in this journey is the plant in Langfang that we'll spend the coming working days at. But that will also be interesting!

We liked where the office was located, since it was in a business park and only about 20 min walk from our hotel, so we always got a little exercise in the morning, and of course fresh air *tons of exhaust* after breakfast, and I promise we eat a lot of breakfast at this hotel... East Hotel❤

The first day our mentor Music recommended the London Bridge restaurant, since it was mostly western food...

....But the next days we only ate Chinese food, which we really like! Very much spice, which we didn't think about before we came here, and rice and shrimps! But in the picture, you can see I'm eating tofu... which I didn't like that much but Sofidars huge bowl of noodle soup with shrimps was yummy. In the picture, you also can see us together with our lovely mentor Music💕 (no I don't have that big eyes in real life haha)

Hotpot became a favorite so we actually went there two times this week.

More rice and shrimps and spice...

After lunch, it's common that you go for a walk and in the park there's a lot of beautiful roses🌹

​Here's a picture of me (Sarah), Sofidar, May (left) and Music (right). Yesterday was last day we met Music😿 But we also got to know May, which also works in Langfang! But more about Langfang when we go there.

Time for the weekend!



We ended our holiday week yesterday with visiting the Summer Palace, and it was also the most beautiful attraction we've visited so far! All the architecture, and the nature around us during the sunset were breathtaking, I'll let the pictures speak for it.



Yesterday, we rode the subway back and forth (totally 3 hours) and visited the Beijing Zoo, aquarium and the Summer Palace! Some of the attractions we both enjoyed, and some we had divided opinions about, but overall, we had a very pleasant trip!

We finally found the pandas but unfortunately not in the, what I think, right condition for them... They looked so unhappy and I didn't enjoy the trip at all. I don't think Sofidar really liked going to the zoo together with me because I just kept on complaining about how wrong and bad I felt for the animals all the time. They are very beautiful to watch and admire tho, but not to keep them in a cage I think...

What a picture Sofidar took of this peafowl.

Then we went to the aquarium and we were just on time to the dolphin show.

We walked past this and we thought it was really lovely. So we stopped by and took some pictures. When we were done at the zoo and aquarium, we took the subway again to the Summer Palace, and I must say that it was a whole adventure by its own. Therefore, I'm going to sum it up in an another post with a lot of pictures.

Today is also the first day of the internship, and right now we have a break, so I took the opportunity to blog since we went home a bit late yesterday and had to sleep early to get up at 7 o'clock. Up to now, we've been introduced the workplace and we feel very welcomed. But more about that later!

See you.



It has been really nice weather today here in Beijing, the sun was shining for the first time since we arrived here, since it has been cloudy and rainy all the previous days that we almost started to wonder if the sun even ever shines here, which we now know the answer to. 😅🌞

We actually had other plans today, but we decided to take that another day, therefore, we instead decided to go for a ride in the subway here. We liked the system since it was easier than we though, but so crowded in the trains...

Since we've been a little bit tired of only the same western shopping stores at the malls in our neighbourhood, we found a mall with only Chinese stores, and with only a print screen from google maps we tried to find it. 😆

We turned to almost all the directions on the map but couldn't find any street with the same name as the ones on the map, but the weather was stunning so it didn't matter that much.

At the end, we gave up and went back to the station, but just when we were about to buy tickets home we found a commercial for the mall we were searching! So we knew we were very close. Our destiny. 😉
But we still didn't know how to go there...

We decided to just ask somebody and we found this sooooo kind woman that couldn't speak English, but with hand gestures, understood what we were looking for. So she searched for the way in her phone and walked with us (even in to the mall), and we were so thankful, the people here are really kind ❤

At the mall, we found Wumart, which kind of reminded of the Walmart as we know. It had a lot of cool stuff that we've never seen before, such as flavors of Oreos, and it was so cheap and good, as it should be. 😄



Hello from the other side! It's been a quiet chill day today with just discovering the new area that we moved in today. We went to a mall that's right beside our new hotel, and that kind of day we felt was really needed since we walked so much yesterday. 😎

We started our day with the most important meal of the day, breakfast, and then we decided to walk to this little fruit market beside our old hotel and buy some fruits before our driver came and picked us up. We found this little cool fruit, that 1. was pretty expensive to be a fruit.
2. wasn't even a fruit... we think?
It smelled, looked and tasted like cucamber. Not what we expected at.all. 😓 But at least it looked cute.

The driver came and we liked our new rooms. Totally in love with the picture above the bed, and the view!🍁

Shopping, dinner (Curry and thai food which we both LOVE) and back to east hotel. The citylights at night makes it look so peaceful.

The view from thepanorama window at the hotel by night. We live close to the airport, which means that we're always seeing airplanes back and forth. It's really beautiful.



Hello there! Our plans today was to go for a long walk and visit a few attractions that are located here in Beijing and that is marked on the map that we asked to get from our hotel. Our first mission was to found Qianmen Street and Madame Tussauds that we know is located at that street. So we went out to the big city, with the 20 million inhabitants, with only a backpack, bottle of water, a map, and a hope that we won't get lost..

Qianmen Street is so beautiful with its architecture!

Starbucks Coffee in Chinese style.

Aaaand we found the wax museeum, that we really enjoyed visiting!

We laugh so much at this photo everytime we see it! Bruce Lee tried to kick us with his karate skills.

Suddenly, we were the wax-dolls! Chinese people ask if they can take pictures with us or with their children, wherever we go. There was a man who followed us until we finally gave him thumbs up that he could photograph us with his kid. We think it's a little bit strange but fun, guess it's something typical to do so here in China, they become so happy!

After Qianmen and Madame Tussaud, we decided to continue our walk to the Tian'anmen square and The Forbidden City. Once there, we met lots of people and some friendly couple who wanted to talk to us and practice their English.

After that we walked and walked and walked, we just found this little chair in the middle of nowhere, it was like waiting for us, telling us that we have to sit down for a little while. Our destiny.

On our way back to the hotel, we walked through Wangfujing Street that we were to yesterday and had a dinner consisting of a very spicy shrimp sauce with pasta and a delicious Pineapple juice and Lemonade.

To summarize, we had very much fun exploring all of this attractions, walking around at the streets in this lively city and meeting all the people that we met today!

Tomorrow morning we're going to leave this hotel and Mr.Li will come and take us to the new place ,that our workplace has arranged to us and that we'll stay at during the next week, since the internship soon will begin!

Goodnight for now.



hello everyone!

Today we had a great day with a lot of shopping, shopping and shopping, which we really enjoyed.
We walked along the great Wangfujing Street and we found chinese shops mixed with Forever 21, Zara and H&M.

Wangfujing Street

Along the street, we found a HUGE mall.

And we ate our lunch in a very nice chinese restaurant, first we tried our best with the chopsticks but it didn't go well, and when we just found ''fork'' in the chinese lexicon that Indira gave to us (Thank you, it helps us a lot) the waitress had only seen our problem and came with two forks to us, and we all laughed along together. Chinese people really like to help a toursit in need.

I ate fried shrimps and Sarah ordered grilled salomon with a bowl of rice. It was delicious and very well decorated!

​On our way back to our lovely hotel we walked past some street shops that sold a lot of fruits that we don't actually see that often (or at all) in Sweden. Nice to try something new.

Right now we are pretty tired, and if everything goes right we will get up early and head out for another adventures tomorrow. 




Hello there! Yesterday, after a long day with flight and all that it include, we arrived at our hotel tired but happy and excited! We're gonna summarize our way to our destination in this post.
At Monday 3rd, our journey began for real. It was time for us to leave Sweden and start the traveling to China, Beijing.

Our first stop was the airport in Stockholm. We checked in our baggage and I had overweight, but the staff was kind enough to let me in with that one kilogram anyway and soon our flight to Copenhagen arrived.

Our flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen were about just 1 h long, and we only had about 45 min to go through that big airport to reach our flight to China... But guess what? We were right on time!

After a 9 h long flight, we had our touch down in a cloudy and foggy, but very warm and welcoming, Beijing. At that airport, a subway-kind-of-thing took us all to a very big baggage terminal, and after a few controls, we were able to finally go out from the airport.

Our driver from Sandvik Coromant, Mr. Li, was waiting for us, and even tho we don't have any work this week, he was kind enough to drive us to our hotel!

After a shower that was really needed, we finally had something to eat since the only thing we've eaten was what we got served at the flight. And it was noodles, of course!