Elan Inn (Hangzhou Zhaohui Road)

No.28 Zhaohui Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310016, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... The intelligence of some of these kids is scary, seriously.

Anyway I got through the first day, and each day after I was given more and more classes in about 5 different locations. Most of the classes are of less than 10 students, which is certainly beneficial for their speaking. After the first day I was to make my own way to each school, but fortunately I have worked out how to navigate the bus system. Google maps has been ...

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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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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... pot type thing. Definitely the best thing I ate here so far.

Scarlet, the girl from Chinesetown, will organise my Chinese lesson timetable to start next week, because it turns out that I won't be teaching much in the next month or so, so I can concentrate on studying Chinese. I think I will be teaching a middle school class which the current English teacher cannot control, so that should be fun. I am actually looking forward to ...

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 hotel, located in the Jianggan District area of Hangzhou, is near West Lake (Xi Hu), Lingyin Temple, Yue Fei Mausoleum, and Hupao Spring.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent