New Century Hotel Ningbo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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I traveled to Ningbo on Monday evening after the English Subject Panel had finished.
I met Will at breakfast in the Citic Hotel on Tuesday morning and we went out to Ningbo Foreign Language School, which is one of my centres. The school is built in an amazing location in the south-east of Ningbo, surrounded by mountains and with a beautiful lake on site.
The staff here are all lovely. I had only been to this centre once before with Liz and Mary ...
... has a phone to her ear. Is she talking to me or the poor recipient on the other end of the line"? "Whah! Whah ! Itz Cher Bert" I hear her wail at me shaking a meaty hand in my face with a clang of golden chains and charms. Ah! ..."Andre's fat *****" I think to myself. The large aunty beans a cheery smile and continues her airport load verbal attack. It's somewhere between the sound of an intercom at the airport and a chainsaw cutting through ...
... the kids. Trying to get a troupe of teachers ( that don't speak a word of English ) and a handful of 2 year olds (that haven't spoken a word of Chinese but are bawling their eyes out) to perform a basic instruction, like...Hmm......say, make a circle! It's a domino effect, one starts and the then the rest start welling up. Before you turn your back the tykes are trying escape routes. Open windows and front doors, failing that, tantrums and screaming or hysterical choking are plan ...
... the waltzy music, plush hotel ballroom, ball gowns and masks… but with Chinese people everywhere, it felt like being in some warped Venetian costume drama.
The NUTS speech was the finale on the programme and when Cape Girl thanked everyone for coming it was like the end-of-class bell had rung: A whole chunk of people left, some people went to the bathroom to change into their ordinary clothes and THEN came back into the ballroom to mingle (huh??) and ...
We left early on Wednesday morning to head for Zhoushan Island (舟山岛). Before heading to the hotel, we went to Mount Putuo (普陀山). Mount Putuo is considered to be the home of Guanyin (a form of Buddha) and is one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. We were able to walk around and see ...