Fang Cao Yuan Hotel

140 Wensan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310012, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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Well, a lot has happened since my last entry, and I can at least successfully say that I survived my first week at work. I can also say that I feel exhausted and overworked like an in demand cow.

My first day they had arranged for a driver to take me to a high school quite far away from the main office, and there I was to be teaching 3 classes of what I was told would be about 10-12 students. Upon arrival at that school, I was forced ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...

Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... I can only guess that most people here dry themselves with hand towels. I managed to get Will, Ian and Lee to help me buy a bed sheet and pillow in the evening, which must have been a quite a sight because it took 4 of us 15 minutes asking about bedsheets, and a lot of laughing by the poor supermarket lady and we ended up walking out with a canvas mat, and a pillow which I discovered later was stuffed with hay. The boys said they all use mats ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... rather vague, but they told me a few things I needed to do such as open a bank account and they would help me apply for a residence permit. I also filmed a 5 minute video about Fathers' Day for their website and they seemed pretty happy about it.

Opening the bank account wasn't so difficult as I imagined. One girl there could speak a bit of English so between the 2 of us utilising both languages we managed to get everything done ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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I arrived in Hangzhou last night, and it is fair to say it is a bit of an adjustment for me. I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend Will who not only picked me up from the airport but patiently trudged around the city all day with me finding places I need to know how to get to. He is 4 years my junior, but here I feel like a useless child who would be almost clueless without his help.

Anyway after he picked me up from the airport he drove me to a hotel ...

Location

This hotel, located on 140 Wensan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, is near West Lake (Xi Hu), Lingyin Temple, Yue Fei Mausoleum, and Hupao Spring.
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