Grand Oriental Hotel
Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... having them here - I really liked having people to talk to at
home, as it's not like I can have conversations with my neighbours yet.
We had also been very lucky with the weather - it was quite warm, but not unbearable, and after the cold of NZ very welcome. Apart from the rain on Friday it was dry, but I was sorry that there were no thunderstorms, as they are very impressive. Maybe next visit...
As you may expect, days like Mother's Day and birthdays can be a bit tough when you are 5000 km away from the people you love, and 1 of the local teachers in particular realised this and invited me out to dinner with her and 2 of the other local staff.
The 3 of them all live in the area known as university city - it is on its own island, and has several (I think they said 10) universities located there. It is considered to be THE place to go to uni in the province and was finished ...
... are working very nicely - they are a pretty good class this one!
1 of the classes I had last night really blew me away. When we start class, we always do a ball-pass to drill introductions - My name's Deborah (yep!), what's your name? Lots of students like to reply 'My name's Deborah, what's your name? to me, so I then use their name when I greet the next student. They think its hilarious, and I have sometimes ended up with a whole class of ...
Guangdong Province is my hometown. Many Chinese major cities locate here, such as Dongguan and Guangzhou. They are on the high rank of the top wealthiest cities in China. However, there are numerous cities rank on the poorest cities in the country also sit in Guangdong. For example, in my home village, people can only find one elementary school. Children have to go in the city for high school for middle school and high school. Copious children are ...
After a brief stop in Taipei (and an even briefer stop in Hong Kong), I'm back in China and ready to pick up where I left off. I had forgotten how much I love Taiwan, and now that I'm back in the middle kingdom, I'm reminded of just how 'night and day' different the two places are. Take this analogy: Costco has many locations in Taiwan, and I was able to visit one of them this time. The store was remarkably similar to my home store in ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking