Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Just transiting., Changsha, China travel blog

Just transiting.

A travel blog entry by rnf2

The plane just touched down at Changsha to drop of the CQ to Changsha passengers and pick up the Changsha to Ningbo load. Up the ramp to the waiting area and hang around for a while then straight back on board once more... ...

Chapter 13 - Scary Happenings, Changsha, China travel blog

Chapter 13 - Scary Happenings

A travel blog entry by ace241191

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... could certainly appreciate the beauty.  Anyhow, Halloween arrived. It was arguably the worst day, weather wise, I have seen in Changsha. Rain was pouring down, it was cold and it was miserable. Almost a very typical Halloween atmosphere. I was going ...

Post office theatre and kissing a man on the Maoth, Changsha, China travel blog

Post office theatre and kissing a man on the Maoth

A travel blog entry by griceydoesasia

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... I rattled the door and swore in some strange language, god was smiling on me as there on a corner was a newspaper stand with a China Post sign clearly visible above it.  So over I strolled.  Now you've gotta love the language barrier because it ...

TOW the hot factory and the cold, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the hot factory and the cold

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... full, so I couldn’t even try to blend in with the masses of people. When I entered the market, I felt like it went (for china) quiet, and every eye started staring at me. No way I would be able to walk around the place with a camera and not get too ...

Dumplings and massages for the win!, Changsha, China travel blog

Dumplings and massages for the win!

A travel blog entry by laureltravel

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Thursday classes were held in the evening, so I spent most of the day preparing and teaching. The kids that I have on Tuesdays and Thursdays are particularly sweet and hardworking, so I always feel energized afterwards. (They also like to quiz me on my ...

Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Chinese friends!, Changsha, China travel blog

Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Chinese friends!

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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I guess the good thing about my lack of updates recently is that I've just been so immersed in life here! I have so much to write about, but have little time to do it. I've been studying a lot of Chinese-- both on my own, with Monica, and in my Chinese ...

Erfindungsreichtum: Klogeschichten, Changsha, China travel blog

Erfindungsreichtum: Klogeschichten

A travel blog entry by aining

Lieblingsgesprächsthema aller Chinesen scheint mir auch weiterhin die Toilette zu sein. So wundert mich eigentlich auch gar nicht, dass mir gestern im Supermarkt eine nette Erfindung für Toiletten über den Weg gelaufen ist. Ich beschwer mich ja immer, ...

Kitty Catty, Changsha, China travel blog

Kitty Catty

A travel blog entry by aining

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Seit einiger Zeit kann ich mich nun auch zu den Katzenbesitzern gesellen und gehöre zu den Menschen, die sich über Katzenvideos schlapplachen können. Der erste Schritt zur Katzenmami mit 12 Purzeln ist gelegt. Am Anfang war sie (oder er, so sicher ...

the high school and sports, Changsha , China travel blog

the high school and sports

A travel blog entry by fergusfalls

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Cold Weather,Old Ladies at the Market, Veggie Soup, Changsha, China travel blog

Cold Weather,Old Ladies at the Market, Veggie Soup

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... doesn't go to Nanya but another school in Changsha. She told me that her Mandarin wasn't so good and that she spoke the Changsha dialect, I think. Well, I think that's what she said. When I left I thanked her for being my Chinese teacher. I think she and ...

Chapter 14 - The Weekend After, Changsha, China travel blog

Chapter 14 - The Weekend After

A travel blog entry by ace241191

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... I meet always seem to buy me drinks. It's not just a phenomenon with me though. From my experience of China so far (especially Changsha), Chinese people (who can afford it) tend to go on one major night out every month and Changsha is especially famous ...

TOW Jurassic Park, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW Jurassic Park

A travel blog entry by austrianone

... music and the scenery is breath taking. Although the film is now 20 years old, it seems like it is only getting popular in China now. The whole Cinema was jumping when the different dinosaurs came and it was also quite funny to see the reactions when cute ...

Changsha, Hunan, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha, Hunan

A travel blog entry by isingbass

Spent 7 days in Changsha. Our daughter was received in Changsha on April 3rd. Tours of Hunan Provincial Museum, ...

Walking Street, Changsha, China travel blog

Walking Street

A travel blog entry by seefs

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Last night after orientation we went to walking street again with our Chinese volunteers. They are middle school kids who volunteer to walk around and show us their city. We went to a Chinese arcade and played some video games. When two of the volunteers ...

Tourist Traps, Changsha, China travel blog

Tourist Traps

A travel blog entry by aining

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In den letzten 2 Wochen konnte ich bereits 2 Touristenfallen ausmachen, dabei hat Changsha eigentlich nicht viele Besucher. Unter Touristenfallen verstehe ich aufgebauschte Attraktionen mit riesigen Versprechungen, an denen man sich aber letztlich zu Tode ...

Happy New Year, time to PARTY!!!!, Changsha, China travel blog

Happy New Year, time to PARTY!!!!

A travel blog entry by monkey_king

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... the amusement of my Chinese friends it was the so called western food that dropped me...hahaha...oh well. Well we got back into Changsha at 3 A.M due to the awesome planning of my travel mate. Was met at the station by a swarm of people waving cards and ...

TOW Kim left and we didn't get up the mountain, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW Kim left and we didn't get up the mountain

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... was both nice and challenging, because it meant that we were far behing schedule. Also, Kim came round because it was her last day in Changsha and she wanted to go to the city mountain. We shared dinner (which due to lack of 5th spoon gave me an excuse to ...

Der lange Weg zum Visum, Changsha, China travel blog

Der lange Weg zum Visum

A travel blog entry by aining

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... Stress kommt jetzt für meine Arme Kollegin, die jetzt auf zig Ämter rennen darf, damit ich im Juli in Hongkong ein neues Visum beantragen kann. Damit kann ich dann auch mal aus China raus und hoffentlich gucken die an der Grenze nicht mehr so ...

End of first week teaching, Changsha, China travel blog

End of first week teaching

A travel blog entry by seefs

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I have finished my first week of teaching and it went really great. Every class is so excited to see you and they all clap when you come in the classroom. I have a couple classes that are going to be a handful and I will have to be really strict with ...

Reflections on language learning & crazy kids, Changsha, China travel blog

Reflections on language learning & crazy kids

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... means so I've been able to explain it. Then, I've been asking for their recommendations on how to learn Chinese, what to do in Changsha and what to do in Shanghai. It's been a very casual kind of class where I ask for recommendations and write them on the ...

Shootin' some hoops with my Chinese peeps..., Changsha, China travel blog

Shootin' some hoops with my Chinese peeps...

A travel blog entry by rschenkenfelder

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... I'm terrible -  and are avid fans of Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and all the other big names in professional basketball.  FYI, China is actually the largest market for the NBA.  I made my way to the courts with my bag of stuff, bottle of ...

Drunken Changsha times, Changsha, China travel blog

Drunken Changsha times

A travel blog entry by pithie

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... hear Russ giving a lesson from my kitchen.  This weekend was a lot of fun.  I met Tina on walking street in Changsha and spent the afternoon shopping.  While I waited for her I saw three white people stop and stand near me.  I caught ...

TWO the morning after and the Internationals, Changsha, China travel blog

TWO the morning after and the Internationals

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... we woke her up, so instead we just caught a bus, nearly randomly guessing the number, and of course got lost. Luckily, although Changsha is a 7 million city, the city is divided into two halves, and at least in our half, the city centre is quite small, ...

A Week at Renmen, Changsha, China travel blog

A Week at Renmen

A travel blog entry by suzanne4851

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... mainly because I slept the whole time when my field director was not there. Unfortunately I also didn't get food. Apparently in China, the patients go to get their own food. This food was located on the twenty-third floor and the elevators never ...

Finally Here, Changsha, China travel blog

Finally Here

A travel blog entry by seefs

Finally in Changsha. Woke up had breakfast and started our orientation classes. They are designed to give us an overview of teaching, cultural awareness and Chinese language lessons. After orientation and dinner we went to Walking street, the best way to ...

Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha

A travel blog entry by nickclarke89

... 3 days of walking and amazing scenery and made our way down to Yangshuo in Guangxi province in southern China. This meant getting the bus back to Changsha and then overnight train to Guilin then another bus! Luckily this time we managed to get on the bus ...

TOW all the kicking, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW all the kicking

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... class. This caused much disappointment with the original Tommy. For breakfast we went to a proper bakery (there is a bakery chain in Changsha, which actually offers western cakes) and it was a nice, uncooked breakfast for once. Oh yeah and we got fruit, ...

Winter Holiday Week 2-3: Guangzhou, Changsha, China travel blog

Winter Holiday Week 2-3: Guangzhou

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... as well) in Hua du,which is like a part of Guangzhou. She is the aunt that lives near the north train station and who came to Changsha a few weeks before. We shopped a bit (for Grace). My aunt offered to buy me some new clothes for new year's but I didn't ...

Christmas and Travelling, Jianghua, China travel blog

Christmas and Travelling

A travel blog entry by anna_law

... 2012 because it is the only country that is able to deal with the pressure of the world recession! (Stories of China's own economic problems are always neglected in favour of reporting failing capitalism!). This difference becomes really obvious when I ...

Labor Day weekend with Danny, Changsha, China travel blog

Labor Day weekend with Danny

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... three because the students had midterms. I wish I had better planned this weekend but it was still good. On Friday, Danny came to Changsha and after realizing that we were too late to get tickets to Hangzhou and deciding to go to Hengshan the next day, we ...

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