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 …
... of feeling like the ice cream in the middle of an ice cream sandwich, we eventually arrived at our destination and boarded a boat that would take us on a cruise around west lake.
After the boat cruise and brief tour around the city by stone, we checked into our hotel and had about an hour before heading back to the lake for an arts performance. Professor Mulcahy, a few other students and myself decided to acquaint ourselves with the ...
... However, I completely disagree. The culture shock hit me right then and there in JFK airport, in the city that I’ve called home for 23 years. I noticed cultural differences right away. For example, in Amurrica we expect people to respect our personal space and if they don’t then its our right to give them an attitude. In Chinese culture, it’s completely okay for four people to stand over a sleeping white girl speaking loudly with a hand on the back ...
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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!
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