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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
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 ...
... 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.
... all day for both of us. We have both been feeling a bit isolated and lonely since being here and it was a good debrief. Plus she helped me to buy a travel card which means I should be able to rent some bikes around town freely. I'll add that to my to-do-list. It is a Sunday night and tomorrow is a public holiday, so I am with the 3 amigos writing this while they play computer games and do random stuff on their computers.
That's all for now.
... her my letter of admission which required me to be registered on this day. She was lovely actually and got me to fill in a form and gave me her contact details. From what I can gather it is all rather laid back, she said to get my work timetable first and we will work my classes around it. All good.
Afterwards I walked (never a good idea in such extreme heat and humidity) to my company to say hi and find out my working details. It ...
... how to catch the bus myself tomorrow. Unfortunately it started pouring rain and we went a couple of kms too far, which meant a fair walk in the rain, but at least I think I know the way. By the late afternoon I was totally exhausted and lay in my room for a couple of hours and wrote this. I am optimistic about tomorrow, as it will enlighten me about what I will actually be doing here in the coming months. I think it will take a few days yet to adjust.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center