European-Chinese Couples: Koldo and Kitty

Intercultural couple Kitty from Hebei, China and Koldo from the Basque Country.

Intercultural couple Kitty from Hebei, China and Koldo from the Basque Country.

Koldo (Basque, Spain) and Kitty (Hebei) left the daily grind of the big city to live the simple and natural life in Guilin. They live a slower life where they rock climb, swim, hike, and play with their dog Yoshi. But to arrive at this point was not easy, both had to change their own way of life to begin their new one.

I think often in youth we are uncertain whether the decisions we make in life are the right choices. This is especially true in where you choose to live, what work you do, and who you spend your life with. But sometimes you just have to take a chance

on life, and as Kitty would always put it, “be beautiful!”

Guilin is a city most travellers find daunting, messy, with high ticket prices for natural scenery, and nothing compared to the

magic of Yangshuo. Koldo, however, showed us an amazing side of Guilin that I hope comes across in the film.

Today, they still continue to live in Guilin where they are expecting a baby.

Koldo rock climbing in Guilin, filmed by Jason Lee Wong.Kitty in Guilin.

This is part of a series of short documentary films about real-life European-Chinese couples conceived and produced for the Delegation of the European Union to China. View the other featured short films below:


Written by Jason Lee Wong

Jason Lee Wong is an American born Chinese filmmaker from California. He has works for ten years as a cinematographer in feature films, documentary, television, and commercials. EU-China Love Links is his directorial debut.


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