Banyan Tree Hangzhou

No.21 Zijinggang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310030, China | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $400.00
 

Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... tired to care anymore, has taught me not to take things so seriously with work and enjoy the experience and suddenly I have more confidence in my Chinese speaking ability and am not stressing about things as much.

Classes are going well, but the amount of classes I am being given is now bordering on ludicrous. Not only am I teaching from 8.30am-9pm most days, I am now being given classes on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday. ...

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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... money after all I have been spending. I'm looking forward to starting actually, because walking the streets by myself each day gets a little boring after a while.

Another exciting thing that happened was I made a new friend today. A mutual friend put me onto a girl from my uni in Melbourne who has also just moved here this week. She is Chinese and speaks perfect Aussie English. I met up with her today and it was so nice being able to ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... to see people playing them on their phones while walking, eating, or on the bus. Ian is a funny, funny man. Everything he does is so passionate. He can't speak English, but will enthusiastically try to explain things to me in Chinese, of which I understand very little, enthusiastically play computer games, or get something to eat or drink, I do my best to try not to laugh, but he is a good guy I can tell that much. The whole scenario ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... we went and had some bbq street food with one of his colleagues who doesn't speak any English. It was nice actually, and gave me a chance to use the limited Chinese I have. I think we became friends and he said he would invite me to some gatherings with his friends next time. Ha! Now communication barriers aside, I look forward to crossing that bridge when it comes. Also nice was the fact that we could go to a street restaurant at 1am and sit down and ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Xihu District area of Hangzhou, is near Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), Ping Hu Qiu Yue Park, and Fei Lai Feng.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding