Hangzhou Hongda Hotel

No.25 Jietansi Alley, Wulin Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310006, China | Hotel
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Prices starting from $38.00
 

Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... but just couldn't take it anymore.

One highlight has been making a new friend who is also a laowai (foreigner) that can speak confident Chinese. After having dinner together I suddenly feel a lot more empowered about my role, my job and the art of being a laowai in China. Basically it all comes down to confidence. I have to be boss of every situation, and should make demands and expect to get them met just because I am white and ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

... 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.
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Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... I can only guess that most people here dry themselves with hand towels. I managed to get Will, Ian and Lee to help me buy a bed sheet and pillow in the evening, which must have been a quite a sight because it took 4 of us 15 minutes asking about bedsheets, and a lot of laughing by the poor supermarket lady and we ended up walking out with a canvas mat, and a pillow which I discovered later was stuffed with hay. The boys said they all use mats ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... having had that kind of experience in Malaysia I feel I can deal with it. I will start that in July.

I also met an English girl at Chinesetown and she was friendly and we exchanged details. She has been here 7 months, she said there is a group of them who hang out and that she would invite me to go out for drinks with them. That sounds great! I am looking forward to starting the classes and getting to know others who are living here.
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Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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I arrived in Hangzhou last night, and it is fair to say it is a bit of an adjustment for me. I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend Will who not only picked me up from the airport but patiently trudged around the city all day with me finding places I need to know how to get to. He is 4 years my junior, but here I feel like a useless child who would be almost clueless without his help.

Anyway after he picked me up from the airport he drove me to a hotel ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Xiacheng District area of Hangzhou, is near West Lake (Xi Hu), Lingyin Temple, Yue Fei Mausoleum, and Hupao Spring.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good