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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
Took a day trip to Hangzhou today, about 75min on the high speed train. It's a very popular tourist destination, with a history of being a imperial getaway (and at some point, a capital). It's focal point is West Lake, and its lagoons and pagodas and temples. The area is also known for tea and silk. The place was pretty packed with tourists for a weekday. I spent most of the day Viking around the lake and getting yelled at by the ...
Took the fast train of 300kph to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai. A smaller city of nearly 9 million people with a much more laid back and friendly atmosphere. Pretty trees, a beautiful lake and everyone out walking with their kids as it is school ...
Life is going fairly swimmingly for me now in Hangzhou. I feel as accustomed as I can be, because a foreigner will always be treated differently in China. Generally it is a positive thing, but as a Chinese friend told me, people will always be curious about what you do, how you act and what you wear and eat. I can function pretty well here. There are a few things I will comment about though.
The weather is the "plum ...
... Kumbaya! Indeed, this is the message that I try to bring home to my students in China and to all of those students I taught in Newton, that we’re all a family under one sky/sun/moon! And that appreciating our similarities and differences makes us all more compassionate and respectful. IF only the world followed this example! The little news I get here is worrisome!
Be well everyone----enjoy! ...
... 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 ...
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