Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Walking down memory lane, Changsha, China travel blog

Walking down memory lane

A travel blog entry by margiehumphrey

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Today after arriving in Changsha and meeting our new travel guide (Panda) we learned that we would be going to the Hunan Adoption Affairs office for a "welcome home" ceremony. I knew that we needed to visit the Hunan center to pay a fee and obtain formal ...

Photos for You, Changsha, China travel blog

Photos for You

A travel blog entry by craignerin

So, I can't seem to get the photos directly uploaded into the travel blogs becuause I'm apparently a technodolt, so I'm going to just share the link to the Picasa web albums as those are up and ready to go, captions and all.  Please feel free to ...

The best day ever!!!!!, Changsha, China travel blog

The best day ever!!!!!

A travel blog entry by margiehumphrey

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... Amity and I became a family.  I'll write more later as I cannot begin to tell you how awesome it is here in Changsha with the floodgate of adoption memories and some very special and surprise events that we did not anticipate.   Off to catch ...

Yellow Dragon Cave; Hibiscus Town, Changsha, China travel blog

Yellow Dragon Cave; Hibiscus Town

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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36 Hours of Gluttony and Confusion, Changsha, China travel blog

36 Hours of Gluttony and Confusion

A travel blog entry by maxandmeredith

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... Ray-een-juh- we just call him “Ranger.” Neither Ranger nor Mr. Zhou speak any English.     Changsha is a huge city with a population of about 7million people. Once we finally arrived in the city we drove around for over an ...

A necessary but not that interesting update, Changsha, China travel blog

A necessary but not that interesting update

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

Time has sure hurried itself along these last couple of weeks. The first week of school, as stated in previous blogs, was somewhat of a drag-- but lately time has been swooooshing by. I'm not sure where to begin in this update-- Somehow I've kept busy ...

Movies, Slumps, Weekend, Life in China, Changsha, China travel blog

Movies, Slumps, Weekend, Life in China

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... her Chinese friends. Maybe if I lived in China longer.     Monica told me that she hoped I would stay in Changsha another year. I've really been considering it actually. It really freaks me out to think about what I am going to do when ...

More Awkwardness, Relatively Speaking, Changsha, China travel blog

More Awkwardness, Relatively Speaking

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... at around 3 and my aunt from Guangzhou that I met only last year called up a friend of her's (she went to college in Changsha) and this friend took us to Yuelu Mountain. This was actually my 4th time there and it was probably the worst experience because ...

A Day in Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

A Day in Changsha

A travel blog entry by bfjackson615

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July 12 2013, Changsha, China travel blog

July 12 2013

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Waking up at 5:00 am to pack up and get ready to fly to Hunan, we enjoyed delicious McDonald's chicken muffin and hashbrown and washed it all down with Chinese version of Coke. At the air port, the bus drove us to the air plane crashed into another bus; ...

Unexpected Friendship and Opportunity, Changsha, China travel blog

Unexpected Friendship and Opportunity

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... don't like to drink, trying to be polite. Actually, this is probably the first bit of calcium I've consumed since I've been in China. I would sip a bit and then put the box down and after a while, she would push the box toward me, encouraging me to drink ...

Recent Lessons: Mash, Horoscope, Music Rec., Changsha, China travel blog

Recent Lessons: Mash, Horoscope, Music Rec.

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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What an awful start. I'm not sure if it was the students or me. I think it was me actually. I planned my lesson pretty late last night and I kind of stumbled through the beginning. I got angry pretty quickly today and lectured the students for a while. ...

Today we wnt to finish the Chinese paperwork, Changsha, China travel blog

Today we wnt to finish the Chinese paperwork

A travel blog entry by mtp71

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... alley (again no kidding). The hotel we are in is 40 something dloors and really nice. One thing we have found out about China. When something is done it is done large, big, bright and to the max! Anyway at least she slept through the night last ...

Can't Buy Milk without Unexpected Randomness, Changsha, China travel blog

Can't Buy Milk without Unexpected Randomness

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... (though recently I haven't talked with her much). We talked about how hot Changsha is and she told me that Changsha is one of four cities in China that are especially hot (Wuhan, Shanghai and Chongqing were the others that she listed). Aftewards, I went ...

Back in Changsha: a surprising eventful relief, Changsha, China travel blog

Back in Changsha: a surprising eventful relief

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... how uncomfortable the water is to just take that chance and just submerge my head underwater...  anyway.... this past week in changsha before school began was actually surprisingly eventful. My plan was to do nothing but I ended up hanging out with ...

Mean Mary continues: good lessons, bad boys, Changsha, China travel blog

Mean Mary continues: good lessons, bad boys

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... wouldn't listen.  Then I tried to get into the "should" stuff from the book (to give advice) by asking "What should I do in China?" to which there was no response. So, I used the scenarios from the book, "I have a cold, what should I do?" which they ...

24 augustus 2012 (2), Changsha, China travel blog

24 augustus 2012 (2)

A travel blog entry by janjoost

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Lucky cats and the successful ordering of food, Changsha, China travel blog

Lucky cats and the successful ordering of food

A travel blog entry by laureltravel

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... that blink in a cascading effect when lit. I should probably take this opportunity to describe what traffic is like in Changsha. It seems that most people do not really consider lines important. This is applicable to waiting your turn for an ...

Sunshine, New Discoveries, New Friends, Changsha, China travel blog

Sunshine, New Discoveries, New Friends

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... besides saying that unemployment was high and it was hard to find jobs.     I met another girl from the Changsha Social Work College-- she is studying 'Tourism English' which I thought was interesting. She was really nice-- a senior, ...

Mary, the sluggish pop star airhead, Changsha, China travel blog

Mary, the sluggish pop star airhead

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

I'm feeling a bit sluggish right now. One of my classes was cancelled this afternoon-- the students told me that their head teacher wanted them to study. Fine with me. I'm not really in the mood to teach.... I think I really need to get a job that is not ...

Ämtermist, Changsha, China travel blog

Ämtermist

A travel blog entry by aining

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... Straßenkreuzung ist zwar ein Laden von China Telecom, der repariert und verkauft aber anscheinend nur iPhones (beachte: es gibt ein China MOBILE, das eigentlich für Handys zuständig ist). Ich habe sie dann genötigt, mir die Adresse des zuständigen ...

Calligraphy class, Changsha , China travel blog

Calligraphy class

A travel blog entry by fergusfalls

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TOW the very stressful lesson, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the very stressful lesson

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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Today started very promising after 10 hours of sleep and with a nicely unhealthy set of boutse, bread balls with meat balls. To balance I did of course also have fruit. In the morning I had nothing to do, and I caught up on TV series, as well as ...

My practice lesson, Changsha, China travel blog

My practice lesson

A travel blog entry by pithie

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This morning I missed breakfast because I woke up a little late, and wasn't hungry enough to face the long, hot walk to the restaurant at which we eat all our meals.   A Chinese breakfast seems to consist of an assortment of things such as rice ...

TOW another swimming class and all the Skype calls, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW another swimming class and all the Skype calls

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... ). I headed home a bit prematurely though, because I felt the need to Skype my parents to hear about their impressions on China and also see if everything concerning Shanghai was on the way of getting sorted. My parents are having a completely different ...

scene 105: Girl and Guy Make Eye Contact on Bus, Changsha, China travel blog

scene 105: Girl and Guy Make Eye Contact on Bus

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... , I asked if he lived alone and he said, in English, "No, with my girlfriend.." And..... halt fantasy. He suddenly became quite unattractive (actually there was something a bit odd about him anyway). Changsha city buses: where fantasy meets reality. ...

Teaching students, Changsha, China travel blog

Teaching students

A travel blog entry by laureltravel

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Teaching is in full swing this week. I finished my third day of classes today. (So far I have been able to stick to my 6:30 wake up time, woot!) The kids on a whole are really great, though their English abilities vary greatly. I teach three 40 minute ...

P.S.Impromtu Singing, Teacher Brian, Money rewards, Changsha, China travel blog

P.S.Impromtu Singing, Teacher Brian, Money rewards

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

So a few extra tidbits about last week........ *In class 127 on Wednesday, one kid was singing Wang Li Hong before class-- a song that I knew. I was really excited to hear it. Then during class, I mentioned High School Musical and the class got really ...

TOW the missing duckling, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the missing duckling

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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After a close to sleepless night due to a running nose, it is no miracle that I felt a bit like living death and really appreciated Karlie having made breakfast, which meant that I didn't have to leave the house. The feeling at breakfast was a bit tense ...

TOW the last day and the bottom bed, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the last day and the bottom bed

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... nice) and then we stacked up on snacks. Michael would pick us up at 9 so that we could easily catch our train at the Changsha train station. The next two hours I spent packing and repacking my sport bag, having a phone call with my mum, and realised that ...

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