Hello and welcome to Emerald City Erin!
That's me (Erin)
My husband, son and I moved from Seattle, Washington to Suzhou, China in August 2014. (I'll be calling my husband 'J' and our son 'Baby O' for their privacy). My husband had a job offer that we just couldn't pass up.

I started this blog to stay connected with our friends and family back in the USA. I also want to keep a record of all of our adventures here in Asia. Baby O is so young right now he probably won't remember a lot of our time here, but he will have this blog to look back on.  Lastly, I hope that this blog will be helpful to other expats currently living in China and to furture expats that are thinking about moving their families here. 
J and Baby O
If you have any questions please feel free to contact. Thank you for visiting & enjoy!


  1. Hey Erin, I'm also from Seattle thinking of moving to Shanghai for a job opportunity. Would love to connect with you if you're interested/have time. Cheers on our adventures!

  2. Hi Erin

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.
    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say :)
    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website. 
    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at