Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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The real Mao, Changsha, China travel blog

The real Mao

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... technical standards for Mao statues English.news.cn   2010-06-21 16:42:33 FeedbackPrintRSS CHANGSHA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hunan Province on Monday promulgated standards for the manufacture of Chairman Mao statues to curb the ...

August 15, 2004, Changsha, China travel blog

August 15, 2004

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... of chickens, tanks filled with eels, fish and snails, bloody unidentifiable animal parts hanging on hooks, vendors selling that famous Changsha staple, stinky tofu... I'm still trying to get used to the food here. I spend a ridiculous amount of time at ...

September 5, 2004, Changsha, China travel blog

September 5, 2004

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... it ended up being a strip show. Leather and chains and the whole bit. During orientation we taught a weeklong summer camp at Changsha Number One Middle School, sort of as a trial run for the upcoming school year. My class was comprised of 30 eighth ...

Sent in a Coffin to Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Sent in a Coffin to Changsha

A travel blog entry by irax

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... Yuan, and it's the best room with the best shower (and an ok toilet) that we've been in the whole of China. OK - advert over. Changsha is a really cool place as well, the people are even MORE starey, their eyes follow you everywhere. Just today we were ...

Dim Sum in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Dim Sum in Changsha

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... ; aside from that we did ok and it was a nice change to eat new things.  Costs Hard sleeper train ticket from Changsha – Chongqing (19 hours) 17 each Fast train, hard seat, from Chongqing- Chengdu (4 hours) 4.50 each Dim sum dinner – ...

I bought my birthday gift!, Changsha, China travel blog

I bought my birthday gift!

A travel blog entry by jon.bxl

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... week. This morning I bought a chinese map of the province, and also I still get my compass if needed. :-) I arrived in Changsha (2 millions people) on Saturday morning from Shanghai, after a 15h night train journey on hard seat. Cheapest ticket, as always ...

Changsha!, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha!

A travel blog entry by rikkitikkitaavi

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... of a town. The Middle School's up and the Walking Street's down. All the stray dogs are free to just run around' Changsha is a sprawling metropolis that reaches as far as the pollution will let you see. With a population that already rivals that of ...

Julian's Wedding, Changsha, China travel blog

Julian's Wedding

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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... in Tianjin, one of our classmates got married to his lovely long term Chinese girlfriend. We all got the train down to Changsha for the ceremony. The reception was at her parents' house right in the countryside. We all had a great time socialising and ...

Clubbing in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Clubbing in Changsha

A travel blog entry by chrisinchina

... the streets in search of booze. It was at this point that we decided that it was about time we did a bit of foreign relations in Changsha city centre. So after Tom and Phil opted out, me, Lorne, Hugo, Criag and Freya pilled in a taxi and after a quick ...

Medicals and Mobiles, Changsha, China travel blog

Medicals and Mobiles

A travel blog entry by chrisinchina

... have to make our first road crossing, my experiences in Beijing meant I was fully prepared for a traumatic experience, I soon realised Changsha roads seem to filled with the same perils as there brothers in the north. After dodging buses, mopeds, taxis ...

A day in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

A day in Changsha

A travel blog entry by peterandsusan

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There is a great emphasis on exercise, but not only the Tai Chi (photos from Shanghai) but many groups gather daily for dance. At the community center beside our hotel they actually do ballroom dancing every morning! During our walk-about today we had ...

English Competition, Changsha, China travel blog

English Competition

A travel blog entry by evanforrester

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I just got back from a night in Changsha. I went with three students and the heads of the English Department for an English competition. I have been training the three students for about a month now and they had their competition today. I was unable to ...

Visit to the countryside., Changsha, China travel blog

Visit to the countryside.

A travel blog entry by peterandsusan

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A small group of us hired a guide and made our way into some of the rural areas near Changsha. Absolutely fascinating day, especially our stop at a small community "village". They all wanted their pictures taken, as that had never been done (!!) We are ...

An off day, Changsha, China travel blog

An off day

A travel blog entry by chrisinchina

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The time difference and lack of sleep meant that me and Tom both didn't wake up until 1 pm, so after a quick wash and shower, Jacyi another of our Chinese helpers took us to dinner. After a very agreeable banquet of chicken, pork, soup and cauliflower ...

Changsa...gateway to Moa's birthplace, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsa...gateway to Moa's birthplace

A travel blog entry by natgordon

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Hi from Changsa Another quick entry, in the same hotel chain as Yichang, so just using the free internet. We're staying here for a couple of days before getting the train (or combination of trains) to Hong Kong on Thursday night/Friday. Just out ...

Changsha!, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha!

A travel blog entry by jazzlou

... tickets back to Shenzhen for the way home...I really should stop spending time in an internet den and get out there and explore Changsha!!! laters!!! later...! so we got ready for the gig...tried to cool off in our hotel rooms for a while...it's ...

Notes on the past week, Changsha, China travel blog

Notes on the past week

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

8-8-12: From my chinese classes i am starting to have the over whelming realization/fear that everything will be lost in translation in the cultural exchange between my students and i getting my lessons across... for example, when Lao SHi Pan Chen does a ...

A word to the wise, Changsha, China travel blog

A word to the wise

A travel blog entry by chrisinchina

... for around six weeks. Overall a cracking year! So i thought after such a great year another year in China wouldn't do any harm, After three days back in Changsha this time, I must confess to some major league mixed emotions. Changsha as a city is awesome, ...

Ballroom Dancing!, Changsha, China travel blog

Ballroom Dancing!

A travel blog entry by peterandsusan

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Earlier entries showed people next door to the hotel getting their morning exercise with ballroom dancing. This morning they invited Sydney and I to join ...

My Super Cool Birthday Bash, Changsha, China travel blog

My Super Cool Birthday Bash

A travel blog entry by evanforrester

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Nov, 20th was my 23rd birthday. I am aging well, but I am seven years from thirty!! It is crazy!! Anyway, I (with some help from friend) booked a suite at the HuaTian (5-star) Hotel. It was incredible. About 15 people from all over Hunan came for the ...

The Trek, Changsha, China travel blog

The Trek

A travel blog entry by rikkitikkitaavi

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... , ping-pong, fishing and sipping tea by the lake was absolutely wonderful. The resort was about a forty-five minute drive outside of Changsha by bus. Being outside of the city made a huge difference. Blue skies, puffy white clouds, the sun. I always took ...

Visiting Xiangyin SWI, Changsha, China travel blog

Visiting Xiangyin SWI

A travel blog entry by kswingle

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Both yesterday and today have been wet, wet, wet.  We visited a few of the local Changsha embroidery museums yesterday and saw some wonderful art work.  We weren't permitted to take any pictures so we're not able to share them with you. ...

你好长沙, Changsha, China travel blog

你好长沙

A travel blog entry by chrisinchina

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... a Chinese in-putter on my laptop, you may think that the title has a complicated meaning, but it literally means 'Hello Changsha' and this entry is mainly about my weekend at the wonderful Changjun Middle School courtesy of Craig. On the Chinese front ...

Ending Orientation! and week three!, Changsha, China travel blog

Ending Orientation! and week three!

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

... . The Japanese responded with arresting the activists and planned to prosecute them in Japan but then ended up sending them back to China which was then responded to with riots by Japanese activists in Japan. Soooo how is this affecting me? ...well um to ...

Arrived in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Arrived in Changsha

A travel blog entry by kswingle

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After a bumpy ride on the overnight train, we've arrived in Changsha. Eight years ago today, we were in this same city and hotel (the Dolton Hotel). After a short bus ride to the city government building, we were introduced to our new daughter, Miss ...

I met Akon this week in Changsha...Random? Yes, Changsha, China travel blog

I met Akon this week in Changsha...Random? Yes

A travel blog entry by aprilinchina

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... until we start on Wednesday. Up until this point I have had over a week of free time. There is quite a night scene here in Changsha, Lexi and I have definitely been livin' it up.  We are not the only foreigners in town, I have met people from all ...

Syd-Day!, Changsha, China travel blog

Syd-Day!

A travel blog entry by peterandsusan

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... is where all of our "Spice Girls" come from! We are taken to the adoption center in town here (town is small for China... just around 5.5 million)! In a whirlwind of action, there is suddenly a room full of crying babies, cooing moms, video and ...

Dad's first guest star entry: Getting to Nanyue!, Changsha, China travel blog

Dad's first guest star entry: Getting to Nanyue!

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

... plane, or if they did they would really feel bad about it. More than I can say about Delta. We make it to Changsha, Hunan, China, safe and sound, mostly. Funny, I thought with Americans being larger, at least wider, the Chinese would have smaller seats. ...

National Day In Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

National Day In Changsha

A travel blog entry by evanforrester

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... been in Changsha and Shanghai. I went to Changsha for two nights and then Shanghai for seven. It has been a good adventure. I went to Changsha to celebrate National Day with all of my fellow teachers. It was a huge day for the PRC and Changsha was wild. ...

My story book of life, Changsha, China travel blog

My story book of life

A travel blog entry by aprilinchina

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... family's house and they pitied my chopstick skills, noticing how I struggled they brought me a fork). Though I enjoy China and have been acclimating to what Changsha has to offer, I do miss American culture quite a bit. One way Lexi and I have fed ...

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