Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Chinese, Dancing Lessons and More, Changsha, China travel blog

Chinese, Dancing Lessons and More

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 was a unique and memorable day for the members of our fortunate Rochester group. The day begun with the first of what will become a daily morning activity: Chinese lessons. Having taken a placement test earlier in the week, we were ...

The one with the noodle soup and the pub, Changsha, China travel blog

The one with the noodle soup and the pub

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... was really scary, whilst Emma can hide, since she has a more appropriate height J In the evening, American Kim, came with too Changsha AIESECers, Janet and Alicia, to pick us up to go out. Whilst we were sorting things out, we were also joined by Alex, a ...

Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha

A travel blog entry by mattbaker

... get a seven hour bus journey to Changsha, where we ill-advisedly decided to stay for two nights。 As a city, Changsha has one redeeming feature, and that is only is mass-murdering autocrats are your sort of thing。 It is ...

Happy Workaholic (Is it work if you enjoy it?), Changsha, China travel blog

Happy Workaholic (Is it work if you enjoy it?)

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

So I'm sitting with Derek in his classroom (which is next to mine) right now, both of us having been stood up by class 129. Like others before us, we were not informed of the cancellation of our class and were forced to find out the hard way (waiting ...

My trip to Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

My trip to Changsha

A travel blog entry by grenadehacker

After my terminal exam and final course presentation ,I began my summer vacation. I have already planned my vacation;so first I wen to Changsha ,just for relax with my friend zhang. We take the train K157 to Changsha at 09:39 am ,then arrived at the ...

Spicy Food , Changsha, China travel blog

Spicy Food

A travel blog entry by seefs

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... with huge lazy susans on them and the restaurant will serve you about 10 different entrees. This is how restaurants serve food in China. Hunan's cuisine  is considered to be second most spicy in all of China and tonight's meal proved it. The food ...

Holy crap; I'm in China, Changsha, China travel blog

Holy crap; I'm in China

A travel blog entry by laureltravel

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... , so we all took our picture with him. Finally, they took us out to a fancy restaurant; the biggest in China I am informed. There were 4 sections of the restaurant, surrounding a garden. Each section featured traditional food from different regions in ...

On to Mao Country, Changsha, China travel blog

On to Mao Country

A travel blog entry by jenmorgan

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... to be a balancing act of luggage weight, but our group of 15 managed to stay under our allotted rate.   Upon arriving in Changsha we stopped at the West Lake restaurant, the largest restaurant in Asia.  It sits 3000 people at a time.  It ...

Formal Party Dresses, Changsha, China travel blog

Formal Party Dresses

A travel blog entry by zolayang

The array of fashion styles available from chic halter dresses to glittery cocktail dresses, stand-up collar dresses, sheath dresses, jacket dresses, embellished dresses, off-the-shoulder dresses, corset dresses, the list is endless. The following are ...

TOW the order in bubble tea, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the order in bubble tea

A travel blog entry by austrianone

... fits you. We also enjoyed our guilty pleasures like for example, One Direction Abba and so many more. Chinese Culture: In China’s medicine, a balance of things is very important, the whole idea of ying and yang is very deeply rooted here. For ...

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 ...

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