Xiang Yuan Hotel

No.491 Moganshan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310005, China | 4 star hotel
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Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... really friendly when I talk Chinese to them. I have just discovered that my best mate here Will, and his colleagues are being sent to another city for 3 months for a project, but I feel that I am fine, because to be honest I don't have time for any social life, and spend about 9 hours a day talking to teenagers, which I am surprisingly enjoying.

That is all for now, I am not sure when I will update next because honestly I am flat out.

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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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... 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 ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... also a lovely guy with almost no English but they took me to inspect a place, only 1700 per month and quite nice, fully furnished with new furniture. The area looks poor but the landlord was friendly and I think seems quite fine having a Laowai (slang for foreigner) living there. I decided to take it, and will move in tomorrow. What a relief. I went and celebrated by treating Will and Lee to dinner, ji gong bao, a yummy, spicy ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... 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.


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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Gongshu District area of Hangzhou, is near West Lake (Xi Hu), Lingyin Temple, Yue Fei Mausoleum, and Hupao Spring.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent