Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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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 ...

Friday August 14th: a full day in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Friday August 14th: a full day in Changsha

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... , tree lined area after about 10 minutes, crossed the street and headed back toward Xinmin. Then I saw it, a typical shop in China unlike what one finds in America: basketballs, sporting equipment and electronics. I walked in and saw one large power strip ...

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 ...

Finally rode on Changsha's subway!, Changsha, China travel blog

Finally rode on Changsha's subway!

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... more of a hill, Saturday morning. That was the 2nd happy event. Thirdly, when Ruth and I often stumbled through and around Changsha's subway construction, I swore I'd one day ride it. They have one line open, #2 line, and it connects the Changsha South ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two Day Trip back to Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Two Day Trip back to Changsha

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... for over 1,000 RMB. We said no and got an even later time, at a lower rate. We ended up paying the 1,000 and left Changsha around 6:00 p.m., on a train that doesn’t stop at the North station. So, it was the Metro to and then a taxi home, arriving ...

Yuelu Shan, 1st time, and more..., Changsha, China travel blog

Yuelu Shan, 1st time, and more...

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... around 2:30. Photos will tell the story. I walked East to the river as it had gotten sunny and I had some of the best views of Changsha since arriving two weeks ago. I even caught a dip netter, and as you'll see, I wasn't the only one interested in him. I ...

Concluding (finally) my Thursday, August 13th day, Changsha, China travel blog

Concluding (finally) my Thursday, August 13th day

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... at all publicly unless one wants the People’s Security forces knocking on one’s door. But I digressed. I got my beautiful Changsha transportation card, found an entrance turnstile, and as I almost always do, I looked at where I swiped the card ...

A Stroll Down Fenglin 1st Road, Changsha, China travel blog

A Stroll Down Fenglin 1st Road

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... he could get John and Chris's wireless modem to work with my laptop... or give me an alternative. Maybe tomorrow. I didn't come to China and sit around, so with the best weather yet for being outside: in the 70's and humidity not too bad, I decided it ...

October's Winding Down, Changsha, China travel blog

October's Winding Down

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... pharmacy we just had to check out. The 5th Tone was swamped, with more foreigners than I've seen at a single time or place in Changsha. We got a coffee and pastry and got back near the door where we had a great chat with a few students. By about 8, we ...

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 ...

China: more to consider, Changsha, China travel blog

China: more to consider

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... it's still tier 3. The higher the tier the greater the educational, business and even tourism possibilities. So, we get to Changsha with its great natural infrastructure, the XiangJiang which connects North of here to the great Yangtze River. It is a ...

Dumpling Breakfast, Changsha, China travel blog

Dumpling Breakfast

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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If a word has ever meant different things to different people, I don't know of a more confusing food item. I don't know where America went wrong, but it seems we have the poor man's dumpling: a hand torn wad of plain dough tossed into some boiling ...

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 ...

Delightful trip back

Delightful trip back "home"

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... headed back to retrieve our bags, hail a taxi and head to the airport and Sanya. Whirlwind journeys don't get much better than these few days back in Changsha. Bobby is a natural at traveling, and is thoroughly soaking up the experiences.  ...

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! ...

Day to Day stuff: heat, Imodium..., Changsha, China travel blog

Day to Day stuff: heat, Imodium...

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... 2nd classroom to start setting up the AV, and just had to take a few photos out the window. After I did so, I told the students "Changsha is so beautiful." I was astounded by a small chorus of "No it's not." I love hamming it up for these kids and played ...

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. ...

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