Friendship Hotel Hangzhou

No.53 Pinghai Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310006, China | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

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

... 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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... other side of town which is good in some ways at least I will be immersed in the local culture. Fortunately I do happen to bump into the landlady frequently and she can sure talk the hind leg off a mule, even when I don't understand and am quite unresponsive. She is really nice though and is kind of treating me like a son always checking up on how I am doing, and I really appreciate that.

After I moved in I had to do a heap of shopping ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... having had that kind of experience in Malaysia I feel I can deal with it. I will start that in July.

I also met an English girl at Chinesetown and she was friendly and we exchanged details. She has been here 7 months, she said there is a group of them who hang out and that she would invite me to go out for drinks with them. That sounds great! I am looking forward to starting the classes and getting to know others who are living here.
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Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... booked for me just opposite his company. It is cheap, cramped and a bit dirty, but at least I have a place where I can briefly escape from the masses of the great unknown outside while I adjust to the huge difference in culture and surroundings. I still feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant by myself, knowing that I won't know where to sit, or what to order and what the procedure for paying is. You take all these things for granted at home.

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Location

This 1 star hotel, located in the Shangcheng 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