Expo Garden Hotel (Si Bo Hua Yuan)
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... to point out that Charlie truly had tried to quell tears; she loathed loss of emotional control and disdained the stereotypical female tears of manipulation. It is then very ironic that, on seeing those dripping cheeks, that grumpy representative of China Eastern begrudgingly told a check-in worker to issue the boarding pass.
After these troubles, the arrival in Chiangmai was friendly and easy. But, Charlie went to bed at ...
... are crossing with the green light in plain view. Thankfully vehicles don't travel at the same speed as they do in Canada.
Trucks , buses , cars and motorbikes all cruise through crosswalks with numerous pedestrians clearly present. They just lay on the horn and squeeze on through. There seems to be some security in numbers. Cross as a flock and you should be OK.
Motorbikes seem to be exempt from whatever traffic laws that may exist because you ...
... that was supposed to lead us on. No worries I thought. I've been leaning Mandarin for a few months so have this language nailed. I bowled into a hotel feeling all smug and asked where the train station was "huoche zhan zai nar?". Not a sniff! I might as well been talking Klingon. Their blank looks said it all. Quickly, I pulled out my backup plan - charades.
We found out the train station closed 3 years earlier but the bus station was about 5km from the ...
... I’ve had loads of fun conversing and getting to know the students, exploring the city, and most importantly, learning Mandarin! I am thrilled to go on and can’t wait to see how well I can speak after five more weeks of this. I’ve greatly appreciated the warm service, and especially the food, although it’s mostly veggies. Looking back on the short time I’ve been here, I’ve had tons of memorable experiences, and made many new ...
... café for a bit before trying to find my way back to Ghang’s. Basically Ghang’s wife is a lieutenant in the military, so although he owns a large apartment, which is where I stayed on my own, he resides on base with his family. So here I was on a rainy night with the address written clearly in Chinese trying to locate which building within the complex was Ghang’s. It was comical driving around with the ...
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