Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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It's the Best of Times..., Changsha, China travel blog

It's the Best of Times...

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... . That would be nice so Ruth & I could both be online, once she's here. I believe my last short entry was at China Mobile, just yesterday. What an eternity ago that seems! I continue to get my bearings, and as far as the campus necessities, I’d ...

I Love the latter part of the week..., Changsha, China travel blog

I Love the latter part of the week...

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... 's to have her in a class, assisting. hopefully within a few days of here arrival she'll be up to posting some of her own impressions of China here. Someone had heard that if you put 00 in front of a 4 digit pin, it's been known to work... So, at about my ...

Changsha People: delightful and helpful, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha People: delightful and helpful

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... students and warmth, one north to the Harbin area to visit students there, see the ice sculpturing, and maybe swing down through Beijing, probably by train on our way back to Changsha. Dreaming gives hope, and we will be content however things turn ...

Nanjiao Park, Changsha, China travel blog

Nanjiao Park

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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It's cold, by local standards, and wet. It feels more and more like work as the daylight and play time decreases. Still, there’s always good fun to be had, and tasty, if not so good food to enjoy. We’ve knuckled down this week and really put ...

We're Actually Teachers, Changsha, China travel blog

We're Actually Teachers

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... ultra-sound, ECG, urine test and vision check.  There were lots of foreigners there but we were all quickly being processed. Changsha is a major exporter of Fireworks so you can hear them testing them often during the day and see them at night.  ...

Frogs, Ruth to Yuelu and Zhangjiajie prep, Changsha, China travel blog

Frogs, Ruth to Yuelu and Zhangjiajie prep

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... to participate in these “Oral English” Olympics. The previous teachers, John & Chris, left us a “Welcome to Changsha” document with lots of very useful information. One was where to look locally for DVDs. So, Tuesday after my ...

Vince, this one's for you!, Changsha, China travel blog

Vince, this one's for you!

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... idea, I think. So, Lee was here at 8 as he said he would be. We were in a taxi by 8:15 and at the Changsha Certification and Inspection Group building, over the #1 Bridge over the Xiang River, in SE Changsha, just before 9:00. What efficiency!!! We walk ...

Home Sweet Home, Changsha, China travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... . Once it got dark, as the skies were clear, we saw hundreds if not thousands of fireworks going off below us. Back in Changsha, as suspected, there were n regular taxis to be seen. The first decent looking guy to offer us a ride, and drop his rate from ...

Two months w/o entry: Wow!, Changsha, China travel blog

Two months w/o entry: Wow!

A travel blog entry by mbryred

... Hainan was great, but it opened our eyes to new possibilities. We've been somewhat torn between our love and hopes for Changsha, this university and its many wonderful students, and change. Last month we visited Jennifer, in Guangzhou, a teacher we met ...

Fun and Sun in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Fun and Sun in Changsha

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... AND hospitality is big there so we don't need a hotel. We'll see, hopefully. We look forward to such opportunities to see China while giving students the extra time to speak English. This happens to be my tourism class and most of them are taking the big ...

Night and Day- the difference Ruth's making, Changsha, China travel blog

Night and Day- the difference Ruth's making

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... any Sunday we can. Some photos and maybe video may accompany today’s blog. Then we wound our way through some of old Changsha to eventually come into Walking Street near the South end. We bought and ate a banana from one of the little shops, which ...

Saturday 8/28/2010, again, Changsha, China travel blog

Saturday 8/28/2010, again

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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I was just reviewing my blogs and noticed something of a hole from the weekend. I could swear I wrote about my walk across campus and down the water stairs (as I call them)  on Saturday. I discovered this as I wanted to upload a picture of where ...

Flashback, Changsha, China travel blog

Flashback

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... booked Ruth's flight out of Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, September 15th, via Air China. She'll fly direct to Beijing, have a 2 hour layover and catch another Air China flight to Changsha, cutting 9 hours of my travel time. And now back to the ...

Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha

A travel blog entry by luni

... wait till Vietnam with the French influence. The plan is to head down South to Guilin for monday and down down the Li River to Yangshou and then cross the border to Vietnam. Hope everyone is keeping well. Regards from China Nicolas and ...

Holidays, Lady Dai & Martyrs Park, Changsha, China travel blog

Holidays, Lady Dai & Martyrs Park

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... , chilly day and a few boys (Jack & Jason) escorted us on our long overdue trip to martyrs Park and the Changsha Provincial Museum (http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng/main_index.jsp). Normally the museum is so crowded you go get your free ticket, ...

No insult, no physical injury, but come on guys..., Changsha, China travel blog

No insult, no physical injury, but come on guys...

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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I haven't slept through a night here yet, but I need to get back to bed ASAP: 10 a.m. class, then with Vince's ongoing guidance, I'm feeling ready to try and find a 312/314 bus and get to Wal-Mart. Maybe a more touristy area will accept my debit card or ...

Recovering from Zhangjiajie, Changsha, China travel blog

Recovering from Zhangjiajie

A travel blog entry by mbryred

... entering we felt like new people, paid our 50 yuan apiece (about $8 each) and walked down to the bus station. Youhoolee says Changsha is famous for their Chinese foot massages. I teased Ruth about it being a weekly routine. She says maybe monthly, as she ...

The Good, The Bad, but no ugly, Changsha, China travel blog

The Good, The Bad, but no ugly

A travel blog entry by mbryred

Lee called me at 6:45 and mumbled something I didn't fully understand, as I was "resting." I'm glad he called, otherwise I may have slept right through English corner. Still, I had 15 minutes to go a 5 minute walk. It's been breezy all day and we may be ...

Km 20'050, Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Km 20'050, Changsha

A travel blog entry by andiontour

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... die schmerzen wieder. Auch mit massiv weniger Tageskilometer wollen die Schmerzen nicht weggehen. Schlussendlich entscheide ich mich,nach Changsha, die naechste grosse Stadt zu radeln und dort eine grosse Pause zu machen. Meine Knie muessen sich ...

Wal-Mart GPS coordinates, Changsha, China travel blog

Wal-Mart GPS coordinates

A travel blog entry by mbryred

... if your car were being guided by the map, we'd all be in trouble. Sooo, if anyone else checks the coordinates, or is in China trying to find Wal-Mart with my coordinates, and also gets on Weiguo Street, over the river and south of Wuyi Ave, then ...

Changsha Snacks, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha Snacks

A travel blog entry by davidavi

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Another stop on my way down to Yunnan.  Of course, food is number one! ...

Last day in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Last day in Changsha

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Last day in Changsha. No morning lesson, as already held farewell party, so not much more to do than finished packing, have a last lunch, say some goodbyes including some farewell snaps and leave. Had already sent a parcel weighing over 8 kg off to ...

jio he pob (teach and run), Changsha, China travel blog

jio he pob (teach and run)

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... , or the German borders of Luxembourg (in fact most of the place I have lived) it IS possible. So it is also is in Changsha, or Odense or Swindon (both a bit smaller!), or London or Copenhagen. But it’s a lot more difficult IF you have the money. ...

Getting to know my local area., Changsha, China travel blog

Getting to know my local area.

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Saturday goes by in a bit of a daze, having slept pretty badly. Chilly, all new etc, woke boiling due to the air-conditioning!!! Jin Shan had school, that much I can be sure of. He's always at school. Was up late(ish), so lunch appeared pretty soon. Much ...

Primary school and

Primary school and "beer bars"

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... a good idea it might be to do the same in Denmark. This school was also, of course, one of the very best primary schools in Changsha. It’s probably not just something they say! Enjoy the photos – I will try to upload video too. If not, you can ...

I am getting so hot!, Changsha, China travel blog

I am getting so hot!

A travel blog entry by cng

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... so construction was everywhere and wreaked havoc on traffic and city streets, which made even walking a maze as they closed many streets. Changsha seems like a nice city but it’s definitely one of the places where you need a local to show you around ...

How the rich live!, Changsha, China travel blog

How the rich live!

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

Morning Chinese lesson moved to Friday, so morning free. Prepared my lessons for the afternoon - two English lessons. Went fine. Straight after the lesson went to Jin (another Jin)'s house over the river near the "mountain". Huge, and I mean huge, ...

Chilled in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Chilled in Changsha

A travel blog entry by hayleybay

Well, although I really didnt do a whole hell of a lot here (I visited a lovely friend Heidi and her gorgeous pooch shao bing), I did manage to watch a whole lot of TV show re-runs on DVD (Bliss!) Eat a bag of Pineapple lumps (Double bliss!) and miss two ...

The trials of one lesson a day!, Changsha, China travel blog

The trials of one lesson a day!

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Having spent evenings waiting for stuff to happen, I decide to take things into my own hands. Decided I needed to start using my weekends to get away. Chose Chengdu. Fancy seeing the pandas. And a little mountainous terrain – way out of the city, ...

The Wanderer..., Changsha, China travel blog

The Wanderer...

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Up and had the English lesson with Kai Xing and his cousin too. Oral English really is generally very poor in China but this family is very good. As a week earlier they ended up inviting me for lunch. We were in a mixed Chinese-Western style restaurant so ...

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