Xizilou Hotel

No.93 Baojiao North Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310012, China | Resort
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Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... when I'm prepared but due to lack of time for preparation I often have half prepared lessons and sometimes getting the kids to talk is like drawing blood out of a stone. My ability to work off the cuff has certainly improved and I am able to reuse a lot of the material in many of the classes.

A few other very interesting things have happened, but I cannot write them here at this moment. Overall, I am enjoying my life here, ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

... room. We went to the night market, but that was just a bunch of people like sardines among random tables of stuff, so we haven't gone back there. There is another market that is open during the day with a bunch of booths and things that we've been to a couple times that was pretty fun.
The weekend trips to Shanghai and Beijing were the best parts of the trip by far. Walking/hiking the Great Wall was an absolutely amazing experience.
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Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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I have now been in Hangzhou for 8 days. As each day passes I am learning new things and feeling more and more comfortable. I have almost gotten to the point where I can walk around the streets and ignore the stares.

I am in my apartment now, which is good, but it is also a little boring being there by myself. There is certainly not an English speaker anywhere to be found in this district. I have discovered that most of the foreigners are ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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Well a few days have passed, and I feel I am getting used to life here a bit more. I can successfully take the bus to all the places I need to go, and have managed to explore a few different areas around the city and Westlake area.

So on Monday I went to the Chinesetown school and walked into the office to be greeted by blank stares. I asked in Chinese if anyone speaks English and after a few seconds one girl came over to me and ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... meeting me in my hotel at 9am and we decided to walk to my Chinese school which looked so close on the map, but an hour of walking in the stifling humidity quashed my enthusiasm rather quickly. We arrived and it was closed, and concluded that I must return tomorrow to register. Damn! We did some other things including buying a sim card to call my contact at the company where I will be teaching and make arrangements to go in tomorrow to get the residence permit ...

Location

This resort, located in the Xihu District area of Hangzhou, is near West Lake (Xi Hu), Lingyin Temple, Yue Fei Mausoleum, and Hupao Spring.
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3.00 of 5 stars Good