Guotai Hotel

No.488 Xiaoshan Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 311203, China | Hotel
 

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Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... to be. This actually caused me to miss a lesson... oh well, it has given me another story to tell. After I met Mr Zhao, who had organised me to be there (he also doesn't speak a word of English), he took me to the classroom and needless to say I was surprised when I walked in to the first class and there were 60 children. They looked to be about Year 7 so I naturally assumed their English level was low, considering I had met only 3 people in ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...

Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... sheets so I was like "what the hell, why not?" and just went with it. However 3 days later I can say it is like sleeping on a wooden table, and my room smells like hay.

I got given my work timetable for the next month which looks pretty good I will be taking 4 different classes, 1 Current Affairs class, 1 TOEFL class, 1 speaking class and 1 at a high school about culture. All up I will have 54 for the month so that should be a nice bit of ...

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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... 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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This hotel is located in the Xiaoshan District area of Hangzhou.
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