Jasmine Hotel

No.58 Bitao Alley, Xiangjisi Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou

Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... The intelligence of some of these kids is scary, seriously.

Anyway I got through the first day, and each day after I was given more and more classes in about 5 different locations. Most of the classes are of less than 10 students, which is certainly beneficial for their speaking. After the first day I was to make my own way to each school, but fortunately I have worked out how to navigate the bus system. Google maps has been ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

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 ...

Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... all day for both of us. We have both been feeling a bit isolated and lonely since being here and it was a good debrief. Plus she helped me to buy a travel card which means I should be able to rent some bikes around town freely. I'll add that to my to-do-list. It is a Sunday night and tomorrow is a public holiday, so I am with the 3 amigos writing this while they play computer games and do random stuff on their computers.

That's all for now.
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Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... Anyway Ian and I left after the movie while Will stayed to sleep in the office cinema, which is his usual bed.

This morning I had an appointment to look at an apartment through an agent Will had organised for me. The agent rang me at 9.30 and I went to meet him. He told me to hop on the back of his little electric scooter and we rode around the district looking at apartments. It was fun actually and once you get used to it ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... dirty yet tasty meat skewers and cold beer. I was pretty exhausted after being in a plane all day so went to bed soon after.

While in Hangzhou, I will be both studying at Chinese School, and teaching at English school. Both are at different locations in the city, but are part of the same company. I'm not exactly sure what the balance will be for me yet and the first few days will probably be spent on sorting that out.

This morning started ...

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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