Landison Plaza Hotel
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Last day in Hangzhou with a trip to Westlake . There are 36 Westlakes throughout China but the one in Hangzhou is the inspiration for all of them.The name originated in the Tang Dynasty because of its location in relation to Qiantang County. The lake is said to be named after Xi Shi a famous ancient beauty . Westlake was originally a lagoon and was …
Arrived by plane and were collected and taken to the hotel. We don't check in till around 1730 and we have free time tonight.
We get our guide to write down where we want to go tonight and decide to take a taxi. Another new experience.
Taxi's are very cheap here. about 15 to 20 minute cab ride 11 yuan (divide by 5 to convert to …
In the middle of lesson planning for my ESOL class in London, during a wet grey day sometime in early 2006, a colleague mentioned she had worked in China. 'I would love to go to China'. I said quite innocently. She e mailed her contact in a factory in Hangzhou. 'Experienced colleague would like to come and teach in the summer'. Within a few weeks I …
... but just couldn't take it anymore.
One highlight has been making a new friend who is also a laowai (foreigner) that can speak confident Chinese. After having dinner together I suddenly feel a lot more empowered about my role, my job and the art of being a laowai in China. Basically it all comes down to confidence. I have to be boss of every situation, and should make demands and expect to get them met just because I am white and ...
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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLandison Plaza Hotel Hangzhou
A very nice hotel but it's downtown . Very close to some beautiful and name brand shops. But on a limited stopover like ours we would recommend you stay in Westlakes.
Great service and a very good hotel!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.