Travel Blogs from Changsha, China

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Pre-Teaching Nerves and other stuff, Changsha, China travel blog

Pre-Teaching Nerves and other stuff

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... a few people from Earlham that I knew too! Small world, eh? Actually, apparently, Tai met a girl at Earlham who is from Changsha.     So after dinner, we all walked to this convenience store to buy some beers and the light rain turned into ...

Crossing Streets, Donna Klein, Stinky apt, Washing, Changsha, China travel blog

Crossing Streets, Donna Klein, Stinky apt, Washing

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... /vegan cookbooks that she has published-- Donna Klein is her name. She said that she's going to make one based on her experiences in China. It was cool to talk to her about it. After dinner, we went with Lon and her mom and this administrative Chinese guy ...

Mean Teacher  Mary, Changsha, China travel blog

Mean Teacher Mary

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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A new Mary came into being today. Few people have seen only mere glimpses of this Mary. This new Mary surprised me-- I knew she existed in very wispy, faint forms, but she burst through unexpectedly and shockingly strong.     I never yell ...

TOW the second season of summer school, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the second season of summer school

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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... door to the office was already open which meant we were able to get inside the nicely acclimatized office. Changsha is currently the hottest place in China. Not so much in absolute temperatures, there were hotter days in more southern provinces, as that ...

Institute of one Thousand years, Changsha , China travel blog

Institute of one Thousand years

A travel blog entry by fergusfalls

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One of the 4  ancient academic institutes in China, founded in AD 958. It's just next to our hotel of Hunan ...

Chinese lessons ...., Changsha, China travel blog

Chinese lessons ....

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

I have just returned from my third Chinese lesson and I have to confess here that it was extremely boring. Last week wasn't very good either but I gave them the benefit of the doubt because it was just the first two lessons. Today was probably the worst ...

School Assembly, Changsha, China travel blog

School Assembly

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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It's only 2 p.m. but I'm exhausted! I had to get up early this morning (6:45 a.m.) to get ready for the school assembly at 7:30 a.m. All the foreign teachers had to write a mini-speech to say in front of the whole school (6000 students + faculty). Rodger ...

The day off from teaching, Changsha, China travel blog

The day off from teaching

A travel blog entry by ksheth

Hey, I was so ridiculously ill still so I had to take the day off from teaching. If the school had it their way I would have still taught all my lessons and they made a massive fuss over how they have to find replacement teachers for only a couple of ...

Jul 19, 2013, Changsha, China travel blog

Jul 19, 2013

A travel blog entry by rochina

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I'm thankful (lucky)  for field trips &ndays off!, Changsha, China travel blog

I'm thankful (lucky) for field trips &ndays off!

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... I've been doing a good job on my own.     In conclusion... I'm very thankful for this opportunity in China, for the entertainment and pleasure I get every day from my students, for every second of learning and experience that I have ...

Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Changsha

A travel blog entry by sfoels

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First Days of a Second Beginning, Changsha, China travel blog

First Days of a Second Beginning

A travel blog entry by tony.wong

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... , I only have to do the walk if the bus decides it wants to stop at the foothill of the city.  Back to Changsha.  I like the city.  The cultural appeal isn't too thick for foreigners but Chinese regard the city fairly highly.  Economy ...

Photos from Beijing, Changsha, China travel blog

Photos from Beijing

A travel blog entry by rochina

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Here are some pictures the Mei Hu sent through email from their first day in Beijing.  Maybe one of the students can go in and tells us about the ...

Advantages and disadvantages about Aged Extra tall, Changsha, China travel blog

Advantages and disadvantages about Aged Extra tall

A travel blog entry by uggboots4u

For anybody who is keen on UGG also known as after you have can you browsed also known as plunged against all nitty gritty about itahead of, as you know certainly a baby eminence of the extra tall Ugg a pair of boots. About it a symbol define about ...

Backstreet Boys Alright, Changsha, China travel blog

Backstreet Boys Alright

A travel blog entry by aining

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... nur noch hier richtig viele Fans haben. Pandaknuddeln in Chengdu war vor einer Woche und diesen Montag waren sie in Changsha. Auf dem Jazz Festival. Nun ist die Interpretation von Jazz vielleicht in China etwas breiter gefasst, aber das gehört definitiv ...

Adventures in Shaodong, Changsha, China travel blog

Adventures in Shaodong

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... heard my voice, he was kind of surprised and was like, 'wait where are you from?" It was kind of annoying actually, that he gave me this baby voice when he thought I was Chinese. The next day, I left for Changsha around 9, and was back at Nanya by ...

Baby Shower LOL  and other thoughts, Changsha, China travel blog

Baby Shower LOL and other thoughts

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

... it seems like yesterday and today compared to just a few days before just jumped from cool to really warm. A teacher told me that Changsha really only has two seasons-- winter and summer. Unfortunate but at least I get to wear a summer-y dress today. One ...

TOW the baby and Mr.Bean, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the baby and Mr.Bean

A travel blog entry by austrianone

I was woke today 5 minutes before my alarm clock went off because my worried dad called me to make sure that the earthquakes had not affected me, but no don't worry, they are in another province. I AM FINE!! J After finishing the call I switched on the ...

Back to school, Changsha, China travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by pithie

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As I type this I can hear fireworks going off outside. There were loads going off earlier but I couldn't see them.  Jaclyn said that they let off fireworks when there is a wedding or when someone dies, as well as on other occasions.  (Jaclyn ...

Our new home - Changsha, Changsha, China travel blog

Our new home - Changsha

A travel blog entry by theculturecurve

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We were met at the airport by Youhoolee, our superviser/minder/boss etc.  We were taken to a restaurant, about a two minute drive from the college.  It was fine.  ...

Survival Chinese, Changsha, China travel blog

Survival Chinese

A travel blog entry by suzanne4851

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... our advantage since it allowed us to take out time to see all the artifacts they pulled out of the Han tombs discovered outside Changsha. The mummy of the woman they found was very eerie to see, and is apparently the best preserved mummy ever found. Her ...

Oral English Exams, Changsha, China travel blog

Oral English Exams

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

So this week, we are giving students their oral English exams, which I have many comments on.... 1. Each foreign teacher had made up a set of questions to choose from to ask the students and each teacher has different standards-- thus, I feel like it's ...

Bunny angels, Changsha, China travel blog

Bunny angels

A travel blog entry by pithie

So the reason they didn't want me for the modelling thing is that I’m too short. My tall and beautiful friend Nicole, however, was accepted by Adonis’s agent.  So even though I wasn’t going to be modelling, I went along to the ...

TOW the KTV and the youku videos, Changsha, China travel blog

TOW the KTV and the youku videos

A travel blog entry by austrianone

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After an exciting night out the most sensible thing to do was of course a thoroughly needed lie in. Unlike the other two girls, I for my part do actually enjoy those looong nights were you turn the alarm clock off at 9 o'clock and the next time you check ...

Mia has a cold, Changsha, China travel blog

Mia has a cold

A travel blog entry by mtp71

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K here.  Well, I am sitting here at noon in Changsha and listening to the fireworks -- wow, fireworks during the day, how funny....can't see them of course!   Mia has a cold, runny nose, fever and is teething.  But we are ...

Awkward moments, Discomforts, and Guilt, Changsha, China travel blog

Awkward moments, Discomforts, and Guilt

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... a very loud loudspeaker, announcing something in Chinese. It sounded like some kind of demonstration but I don't know. Other sounds of Changsha: fireworks. It seems like every night, every morning, at random times, I hear so many fireworks. I'm not sure ...

Just teaching, Changsha, China travel blog

Just teaching

A travel blog entry by ksheth

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... ). We're trying to make some plans for the 4-day break that we've got coming up. We're probably going to head to Changsha city for a couple of nights and then visit an ancient town in Hunan province which goes by the name of "Phoenix Town" (apparently ...

Is life boring?, Changsha, China travel blog

Is life boring?

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... too many tests, etc... Certainly there are days when I do think that life is boring-- recently actually, the excitement of being in China has slowed and well, there's not a lot of new things happening. However, I hate to say that life is boring, because ...

Untitled update, Changsha, China travel blog

Untitled update

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... day. I watched The Last Emperor, which was interesting. Then.... didn't really do anything.... listened to music, looked at a map of Changsha, read some news.... Today.. pretty much the same ... Danny and I went to Pizza Hut for lunch (he wanted pizza, I ...

Drill Photos, New Chinese Friends, & More, Changsha, China travel blog

Drill Photos, New Chinese Friends, & More

A travel blog entry by mjtrinh

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... can have long talks with, friends to learn Chinese from, friends that I can go out with, friends that can help me around Changsha. I've been around a lot of English speakers though. I think I'm going to need to put more effort into the language learning. ...

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