New Empire Hotel Changsha
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Once again, my birthday was anti-climactic. Every year, I seem to start my new life at around my birthday time. So, every year I don't know anybody and I never have a party, per-se. This time, a nice man Logan tried to make one for me, but I knew it wouldn't work out because that's just how things go. We had a good time, and I had my own party in my brain I guess.
A nice lady, ...
... this, apparently.
There is a nice mountain park across the river, so I biked over and visited the Yuelu academy, a 1500 year old university. It's still there, but now it's called Hunan University and it's bigger and located at the bottom of the hill. I meandered around, pretending that I was a 5th century scholar in ancient China. What would that have been like? Probably smelly.
After that, I hiked up the rest of ...
... environment of a normal school is best for him. :/ Eventually the boring speeches ended and I had an hour to catch my breath! I did get given a flower by a sweet little girl in one of my classes later and that was Teacher's Day for me. Quite varied!
The afternoon was rounded off by going into town later with Charlie for shopping, and being sat in MacDonalds in 30c heat while 'Last Christmas' by Wham played on the audio system.
As they say - #thisischina!
... on the streets. Probably cos the kids are cute :)
I am, thankfully, teaching Grades 3 and 4, which (I think!) are 7 - 9 year olds. The two classes I taught today, apparently the kids were all about 9, but they looked and acted about 6 or 7. They are absolutely adorable. They're your usual mix of shy and sweet and cheeky kids, and each class was different in terms of behaviour - the first was easy to talk to and fairly well behaved; in the second, I was ...
Check it out guys, my awesome new apartment. I am moving on up. China doesn't pay as well as Korea, but the perks are amazing.
My room has only one bedroom, but I get an office and awesome living room on the very top floor. I'm in the PENTHOUSE!
There is also a wondrous rooftop patio just next to my place, which will be the place for lunches and parties in the future, I'm sure.
Check out the photos. Be jealous, be very jealous.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center