Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... tired to care anymore, has taught me not to take things so seriously with work and enjoy the experience and suddenly I have more confidence in my Chinese speaking ability and am not stressing about things as much.
Classes are going well, but the amount of classes I am being given is now bordering on ludicrous. Not only am I teaching from 8.30am-9pm most days, I am now being given classes on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday. ...
I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...
... like bed sheets, a kettle and other bits and pieces. It was quite a saga shopping for things that have no English labels and conversations with the staff would often at times end up with them trying not to laugh at my obviously poorly spoken Chinese. They are very patient though. I managed to get most things, except finding a bed sheet was proving difficult, as was a bath towel. The supermarkets seemed to have hundreds of hand towels, but no ...
Well a few days have passed, and I feel I am getting used to life here a bit more. I can successfully take the bus to all the places I need to go, and have managed to explore a few different areas around the city and Westlake area.
So on Monday I went to the Chinesetown school and walked into the office to be greeted by blank stares. I asked in Chinese if anyone speaks English and after a few seconds one girl came over to me and ...
... we went and had some bbq street food with one of his colleagues who doesn't speak any English. It was nice actually, and gave me a chance to use the limited Chinese I have. I think we became friends and he said he would invite me to some gatherings with his friends next time. Ha! Now communication barriers aside, I look forward to crossing that bridge when it comes. Also nice was the fact that we could go to a street restaurant at 1am and sit down and ...
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