Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Yi tang ying yu ke (An English lesson), Changsha, China travel blog

Yi tang ying yu ke (An English lesson)

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Tuesday 12th April Another slow, easy day. A lesson at 11:15 – went much better today. Got them talking a bit. Took the opportunity finally to film their "eye massage". Will try to upload when I can find out how to compress the video files. Any ...

Oral tests, Changsha, China travel blog

Oral tests

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Got a cold. As the weather warms up. Made me feel really shitty. Luckily only lessons in the afternoon, or to be more precise 2 hours of oral tests for class 16, and then an extra lesson presenting myself and Denmark & the UK again. The oral tests ...

Dad's first guest star entry: Getting to Nanyue!, Changsha, China travel blog

Dad's first guest star entry: Getting to Nanyue!

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

... plane, or if they did they would really feel bad about it. More than I can say about Delta. We make it to Changsha, Hunan, China, safe and sound, mostly. Funny, I thought with Americans being larger, at least wider, the Chinese would have smaller seats. ...

A long chat overlooking the river, Changsha, China travel blog

A long chat overlooking the river

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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Cancelled my Chinese lesson at 8:30, couldn't really face it, getting to bed at close to 3. Teaching at 10, a grammar lesson. Didn’t enjoy it at all – the kids seem to like it though, or at least think it useful. They are very focussed on ...

Another family home (and a tourist town!), Jinggangzhen, China travel blog

Another family home (and a tourist town!)

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... with Jin and family. After much disagreement between father and son, we all travelled to Jinggangzhen – a little tourist town outside Changsha, and not far from the town where the family lived earlier, and where Jin Shan went to primary school. Our ...

Slow days before Qing Ming, Changsha, China travel blog

Slow days before Qing Ming

A travel blog entry by kevinmarkbrown

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... for 3 days tomorrow. Should be interesting. Discussion about wages in the school canteen today. Teachers are reasonably well-paid in China, I am told, a starting salary is around 3000 yuan a month (2400 DKK or 284). Deng Ling fancied the salaries in ...

Sunday night, Changsha, China travel blog

Sunday night

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

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... at the hotel haha but we all managed and finally headed to "walking street"- the big strip of everything- mostly bars/clubs in Changsha. yes a huge group of like thirty drunk white kids- sure all were annoyed. we checked out a couple clubs- danced on ...

Happy Chinese Valentine's day?- we think?, Changsha, China travel blog

Happy Chinese Valentine's day?- we think?

A travel blog entry by adrian.hosler

... not need to date my entries as they are dated haha- ah wonders of the internet!... Today is the first "cool/rainy" day in Changsha. Though every day is fairly rainy due to constant cloud/pollution cover it only ever seems to rain here at night. how odd ...

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 ...

Sports day race!, Changsha, China travel blog

Sports day race!

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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I ran the 3 km race at sports day, but not the whole thing because I was confused about how many laps I ran. We had opening ceremonies in the morning and I ran my race in the afternoon. Sam and Suzanne came to cheer me on.  ...

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 ...

New subway!, Changsha, China travel blog

New subway!

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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There is a new subway in Changsha. One line runs in between the main train station and the high speed train station to the south. This is probably the only section that I will use. It opened a few days ago, so I tried it out going to the south train ...

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