Grand Oriental Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... was the lighting display on the second floor – room after room of the largest, most spectacular chandeliers I have ever seen- bigger than Versailles! I could only wonder- who buys these and where do they live? So many things about living in Dongguan are incongruent with my expectations.
Last night was the first night we slept without any air conditioning on. We’re now wondering just how cold it will be in the apartment because we don’t have ...
... staging. A sign went up yesterday – looks like a new foot massage place – hmm. Little wonder none of the buildings look old – they’re torn down and rebuilt in a heart beat. And, as Eunice knows, not built well or to last. We now have 3 leaks in our apartment that Tom, the school janitor, can’t fix – I have to clean a pool of water from our fridge daily, the shower leaks across the floor to a drain and a new leak under ...
... and the Dad of one of them was joining in as well - I even got an invitation to their home, but am not allowed under my contract. A pity, as they were really nice...
Autumn is now in full swing - trees leaves are changing colour, and we get several days/nights in a row where the temp drops to low-mid 20's, then it goes back up to high 20's-early 30's. the intense heat has gone, as has most of the humidity, so its rather nice. Long may it continue!
... he was fit to run in a marathon. We hadn't been there before and because of the early start, decided it best to book a car and driver to take us, over and hour for the trip, as best we knew. Our driver arrived at 6:30 but didn't speak any English - we've learned to have someone at school write out the Chinese characters for us, so got to the university campus with lots of time to spare. As with all things, it took a while to figure out ...
... have now become the new normal. As Helen mentioned the loogie is one of those things. Crossing the six lane highway when cars don't stop is also now just the norm. When I run through the park watching fan dancing, kung fu or Chinese aerobics is all just part of the deal. There are a few things that still make you realize you are in a different place. When I run I often hear Chinese music being played on portable radios. When I'm running through the early morning mist ...