Dongfang Hotel

No.286 East End of Qianwang Street, Lin'an, Zhejiang, 311300, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lin'an

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... because that puts me in high social status here (this annoys me to no end, but it is unfortunately true). I also discovered that there are other foreign teachers around who have no teaching qualifications, no TEFL certificate, no experience and even no bachelor degree. They just fake their confidence and people respect them for the white face. I was a little shocked by revelation, but this knowledge (absurd as it sounds), combined with just ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...

Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... like bed sheets, a kettle and other bits and pieces. It was quite a saga shopping for things that have no English labels and conversations with the staff would often at times end up with them trying not to laugh at my obviously poorly spoken Chinese. They are very patient though. I managed to get most things, except finding a bed sheet was proving difficult, as was a bath towel. The supermarkets seemed to have hundreds of hand towels, but no ...

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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... 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 hotel is located on No.286 East End of Qianwang Street, Lin'an.
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