Hong Lou Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... 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.
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 ...
... money after all I have been spending. I'm looking forward to starting actually, because walking the streets by myself each day gets a little boring after a while.
Another exciting thing that happened was I made a new friend today. A mutual friend put me onto a girl from my uni in Melbourne who has also just moved here this week. She is Chinese and speaks perfect Aussie English. I met up with her today and it was so nice being able to ...
... it up. My next task was to find a place to live. It definitely turned out to be the most difficult thing so far. More on that later.
On Monday night I went to Will's company where he not only works, but also lives and sleeps in the office. He and his colleague who I will call Ian and I had met the day I arrived were in there. Ian was playing computer games which seems to be a regular thing for a lot of people in Hangzhou. It is ...
... timetable. I have an ominous feeling that I am expected to start teaching the day after tomorrow with a fairly heavy timetable, but will not even think about that until tomorrow.
After having lunch, we did a bit of searching online for a place to live but after half an hour of not deciding on anything put it in the too hard basket and decided to book a few more days at the hotel. We thought it would be a take the bus to my company so that I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services