Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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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 ...

July 21, 2013, Changsha, China travel blog

July 21, 2013

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Today was the last full day the group got to spend in Chen Shang. Everyone has enjoyed the time here. This morning we had a closing ceremony in Chen Shang. We will all miss the wonderful friends we made in this city. After the ceremony and lunch, the ...

Changde Alcoholics and a long night on Walking St, Changsha, China travel blog

Changde Alcoholics and a long night on Walking St

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... understood him correctly. But then Elsa said this kind of drinking was just common amongst men. sooooo after lunch, we went back to Changsha. In the car, I told Elsa I could say all 50 states in alphabetical order because I learned a song when I was ...

Yuelu Mountain Hike (photos included), Changsha, China travel blog

Yuelu Mountain Hike (photos included)

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... eager to practice her English and teach us Chinese too. I think I would like to spend a lot of time with her while I am in Changsha, as she goes to this university where we are staying. She had been to Yuelu Mountain a few times before, but she said she ...

The begining, Changsha, China travel blog

The begining

A travel blog entry by pengcheng22

I guess I'll start off with my reasons for coming to China.  It all started in 2005 with my unpredictable mom and her well known spontaneous decisions.  This one, as you all know, was the decision to fly to China and adopt my baby sister ...

TOW the birthday and the fake tears, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the birthday and the fake tears

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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Today was my fourth day of private lessons, and I am really not sure what kind of lessons I prefer, private or 'big' class. The plus of a big class is that there is always someone eager to talk, even if it is always the same student, whilst in a private ...

First day of class, Changsha, China travel blog

First day of class

A travel blog entry by seefs

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... great and I wonder what will go wrong. Let me explain. I received my placement school earlier before I left for China it is on the west side of Changsha and has a college feel. There are a lot of young Chinese students just hanging out. There is a ...

Welcome, Changsha, China travel blog

Welcome

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

Hi, welcome to my first blog. As most, or rather, all of you should know, I am in China right now in the province of Hunan. I am keeping this blog mostly for myself, to keep note of my observations, reflections, complaints, etc. I'm sure some of it will ...

July 13th, Changsha, China travel blog

July 13th

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Today was the 13th and today was the day we all split up and went to spend the day with a Chinese family. We all had different experiences so you'll have to ask each person on their own. My experience was great and i ended up learning how to play Chinese ...

TOW the Frogs and the Fishbiscuits, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the Frogs and the Fishbiscuits

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... and there were no seats at first and the bus fits into the library but it was worth arriving in downtown. Changsha's inner city is bright and crazy and loud. China in general is very noisy and full of different smell but downtown is loud. That is because ...

Arrived!, Changsha, China travel blog

Arrived!

A travel blog entry by laureltravel

I have finally arrived at Changsha after a couple hour layover in Shanghai. My friend, Andrea, and some of the people from the school met me at the airport (after waiting an hour as my flight was delayed.) Andrea filled me in about the school, what ...

Updates from Changsha, long overdue, Changsha, China travel blog

Updates from Changsha, long overdue

A travel blog entry by tony.wong

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... us more than last year.  But bigger city means more costs.  I can live with that...to a point.  Changsha is definitely a more entertaining city than Loudi.  Obviously much bigger, about 6 million people, and tons more foreigners (at ...

Train Disappointment, Ego-Boosting Students, Changsha, China travel blog

Train Disappointment, Ego-Boosting Students

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... out and Danny went to the other train station to get tickets for the high speed train to Guangzhou.  The train ticket system in China is one of the more frustrating systems, i think-- You can only buy your ticket 10 days in advance and it has to be ...

Fun Days, Changsha, China travel blog

Fun Days

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Today we went to the yuelu university watched a presentation on ten Chinese folk arts some included Chinese Opera, silk string intruments, and xiang art/embroidery. We were lucky to be able to attend a few traditional Chinese opera songs. We then had a ...

Visiting aunt and uncle in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Visiting aunt and uncle in Changsha

A travel blog entry by gordon.ye

This was a train trip with my brother from Beijing to visit aunt Aiyue and uncle Chenghua in Changsha. We took piano lessons from my aunt, who is an orchestra conductor. We also walked around town, saw the Yuelu mountain on the west side of the Xiang ...

goed volk, Changsha, China travel blog

goed volk

A travel blog entry by janjoost

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Christmas Reunion Party, Changsha, China travel blog

Christmas Reunion Party

A travel blog entry by pithie

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... said something about not being in the school but I was unclear what she meant.  In the conversation I mentioned I was going to Changsha.  She asked if she could come and I couldn’t well say ‘no’ even though that would mean ...

TOW the different dresses and level 5, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the different dresses and level 5

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... you would not even experience in Britain. After the taxi had dropped us off in front of Hunan Library, we got ourselves a Changsha breakfast wrap (and again I could feel why Changsha is renowned for its spice) and headed towards our hotel room, which had ...

The Toilet Paper Incident, Changsha, China travel blog

The Toilet Paper Incident

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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Aug. 17, 2010 6:30 a.m.     It's so early and already I've made a fool of myself. After falling asleep at around 7:30 last night, I woke up at 4 this morning and could not go back to sleep. Finally, around 5:30, I just got out of bed and ...

Spill Your Hasaam, Changsha, China travel blog

Spill Your Hasaam

A travel blog entry by mykaltofu

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... now that may be too depressing. Did you know there is a 2000+ year old Mummy that was found relatively recently? It's in Changsha, apparently! Mao Ze Dong's childhood home is not far from Changsha, and is preserved as a museum. People of Regina's parents' ...

The One Where Mary Feels Awkward... part 1000, Changsha, China travel blog

The One Where Mary Feels Awkward... part 1000

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

Last night after I came home from a long day of awful classes and a mediocre dinner, I decided to give Monica a call to see what she was up to. She told me she was with some friends in her apartment and they were about to eat. I said I already ate but ...

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