Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Wow!!!, Changsha, China travel blog

Wow!!!

A travel blog entry by mbryred

Monday's 3 classes, were exhilarating, and exhausting. Today I slept in, did another kitchen cleaning spell ( I can only clean/sanitize and leave so many dishes at at one time) had my Zinc and Emergency, still in pjs, when Lee called about the desktop. ...

Earth to Michael, Come in Please, Changsha, China travel blog

Earth to Michael, Come in Please

A travel blog entry by mbryred

Well, I'm hoping for a good night's sleep, as I haven't had one yet. Unfortunately for my students yesterday, and more so today, as I think (here's my string of excuses) I think that between jet lag and the excitement of how well things have been going, ...

Changsha: Warm, Welcoming and Beautiful, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha: Warm, Welcoming and Beautiful

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... see. Every day I have so many new stories of little things the people do or say that absolutely delight me.  By China standards, Changsha's a small, big city. I feel fortunate to be in such a non-touristy town, off the beaten path. I saw 2 ...

Technical difficulties, Changsha, China travel blog

Technical difficulties

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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I'm using a computer at China Mobile since the I haven't yet gotten online in my apartment with my laptop and the apartment PC wouldn't turn on after I did some reorganizing last night. I have my teaching schedule and of course tomorrow, Monday, is the ...

Welcome to Changsha!, Changsha, China travel blog

Welcome to Changsha!

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... . Taken good care of - very good service from AFS China. Beijing airport incredibly modern, trouble-free, uneventful flight to Changsha on Air China. Great legroom! Arrived in Changsha to be met by 6 (!) people, plus the taxi driver, and a lovely ...

Teaching and being taught.., Changsha, China travel blog

Teaching and being taught..

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Chinese lesson in the morning. Going much better now. We have decided on 1 hours once a week. And she teaches really well now, after I put my foot down. English lesson in the afternoon, and an extra lesson in another class, where I present a little ...

No work but there's a huge park in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

No work but there's a huge park in Changsha

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... around a big park alone. Seemed nice, but it was dark! Very little lighting, too. One really good thing I have noticed in China is the lack of threat. Lone women walk around the park in the dark. Everyone wanders around without a care in the world. There ...

Friday - need I say more!, Changsha, China travel blog

Friday - need I say more!

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... p Nordvestskolen lb rundt om skolen imellem timerne, jeg tror ikke de kunne forstille sig hvordan det skulle kunne ske i Changsha. Friday knackeredness in China, like I have it back home. Slept. Jin Bao Ping did the same. Quiet. Nice. Used a couple of ...

Hanyu - Yingyu therein lies the problem., Changsha, China travel blog

Hanyu - Yingyu therein lies the problem.

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Chinese lesson – going ok. Teacher very nice, but she has a habit of saying the word and or translating the word if I take a moment to think, which I do all the time in reality. I'm trying to get her to stop – but it’s like a Chinese ...

Xu xio (skole), Changsha, China travel blog

Xu xio (skole)

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... as I did with 6.kl. recently with an Amy MacDonald interview. We did some work on whether they had played concerts in the UK or China etc. etc, to which of course they answered ”no”. I looked at their www.nephew.dk today, only to find out that ...

Danish food and Chinese nightlife..., Changsha, China travel blog

Danish food and Chinese nightlife...

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... ;s women colleagues, one of whom had joined him at the airport when I arrived, insisted I go out with them to see a bit of Changsha in the evening. It was still only 8 pm. My arm didn’t need much twisting I must admit, since evenings in the ...

A normal English lesson and some extra classes, Changsha, China travel blog

A normal English lesson and some extra classes

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

... went fine, one more active than the other, but with the standard questions I have heard from other classes, "what do you think of China?", “what do you think of Chinese girls?” etc., etc.; the other less active, but some well thought out, more ...

Yuelu mountain summit. Lovely weather. Oh and KTV!, Changsha, China travel blog

Yuelu mountain summit. Lovely weather. Oh and KTV!

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Lesson in the morning cancelled. But we had a class trip in the afternoon. Were supposed to walk by the riverside, but went to Yuelu mountain instead. Pashan, Johnny. Last time I only saw the academy, this time I got to go to the top. Really enjoyable, ...

Badminton and the art of making a date, Changsha, China travel blog

Badminton and the art of making a date

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

... everyone is now inviting me out – I have been here for 8 weeks with few evening plans, and now in the last week everyone is getting their act together. Human nature, I guess. At least it made planning easier – this weekend I stay in ...

Changsha Day two, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha Day two

A travel blog entry by judy2shoes

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... Also, its clear that wherever our kids are the needs are still great and they deserve the best :that we can give them. Changsha is a rapidly changing city and becoming even more westernised but the needs here are still huge. It feels like a mountain ...

Back at work..kind of...+ travel plans / no plans?, Changsha, China travel blog

Back at work..kind of...+ travel plans / no plans?

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... trying to decide whether / when to travel again. Not this weekend, prices are double as holiday weekend. So a long weekend in Changsha. See if I can find somewhere to go by train for the day or something. Guests invited in the evening. Contacted ...

Some sort of conference, Changsha, China travel blog

Some sort of conference

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Campus 2 is kind of a mystery. None of us are normally allowed to go there, so I took the opportunity of an english conference to go and see what it was like. Not very exciting, for the ...

Attempting to buy a ticket to Furongzhen, Changsha, China travel blog

Attempting to buy a ticket to Furongzhen

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

After work today, I headed down to the train station to try and buy a ticket to Mengdonghe from where I could take a bus to Furongzhen. Or so my guidebook said.  The ticket lady said there was no train station to this place, so I went to the biggest ...

My birthday!, Changsha, China travel blog

My birthday!

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Once again, my birthday was anti-climactic. Every year, I seem to start my new life at around my birthday time. So, every year I don't know anybody and I never have a party, per-se. This time, a nice man Logan tried to make one for me, but I knew it ...

I judged a speech contest, Changsha, China travel blog

I judged a speech contest

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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I didn't take any pictures. Maybe I should have. All the students were really ...

Why I'm not traveling all of a sudden, Changsha, China travel blog

Why I'm not traveling all of a sudden

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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... Friday for the past three weekends, there has been some sort of event to attend.  This means that I can't get out of Changsha because everywhere I want to go would require me to leave on Friday night. Which is not feasible, when I am going to these ...

I saw all the things, Changsha, China travel blog

I saw all the things

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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... of old things in it. I found out they are doing renovations and it will be closed until 2015. So, my second choice was the Changsha city museum, which happened to have a British art exhibit, and it was actually really good.  I took my bike to the ...

Art gallery again, Changsha, China travel blog

Art gallery again

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Tom planned an outing for us to an art gallery. After drinking too much the night before, he was way late and then when we got to the museum, it was smaller than anticipated so I suggested we all go to the city museum, which is way better and also has a ...

The story of buying a bike from a crazy person, Changsha, China travel blog

The story of buying a bike from a crazy person

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

... bike from someone on the expat Facebook group, so I thought I'd try again to get my new bike there. 2. I posted on the Changsha Facebook group, looking for anyone selling their bike in the near future. 3. An Egyptian guy offers me his green foldable ...

Hostel revenge, Changsha, China travel blog

Hostel revenge

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Even though I went to bed early, some people came in late, including the woman who I'm sure I kept up last night.  Of course they made a racket and then at 4:30 a.m. she starts making a racket again, flipping on all the lights and getting ready to ...

Someone's wedding I don't even know, Changsha, China travel blog

Someone's wedding I don't even know

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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A lady on Facebook said we would get to go to a wedding if we would greet the guests in English as they arrived. When we got there, they didn't actually want us to do anything. So we just ate food, watched the wedding and then went ...

Beautiful new apartment, Changsha, China travel blog

Beautiful new apartment

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Check it out guys, my awesome new apartment. I am moving on up. China doesn't pay as well as Korea, but the perks are amazing.  My room has only one bedroom, but I get an office and awesome living room on the very top floor. I'm in the PENTHOUSE! ...

Hot & spicy, Changsha, China travel blog

Hot & spicy

A travel blog entry by kesitian

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... that it's hot and humid in Shanghai - but I had no idea how HOT it can get in the middle of nowhere in China!! Man, in Changsha they still have more than 30C around midnight paired with a humidity of 80% or more. PLUS(!!) they eat all ...

Mao's home, Changsha, China travel blog

Mao's home

A travel blog entry by kesitian

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Jc, Josh and I took a bus from Changsha to Xiaoshan to see the house where Mao Zedong was born - interesting place and truly in the middle of ...

Lei Feng, Changsha, China travel blog

Lei Feng

A travel blog entry by kesitian

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... Feng (December 18, 1940 - August 15, 1962) was a soldier of the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. He was characterized as a selfless and modest person who was devoted to Chairman Mao Zedong and the people of China. Lei Feng ...

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