Man Po Boutique Hotel
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... far it has been fun getting to
know them. We are all Americans except for 4 Aussies.
Our first excursion was back to see the
Bund in daylight. It was very overcast and misty there, but it was interesting
to learn more about the area. That strange needle like building with the balls
on it is actually the symbol of the city. It houses the radio stations and the
smaller balls are hotel rooms! The tallest buildings in China were there for ...
So I haven't written in awhile. I'm sorry about, China is taking over my life! It's been a very crazy, yet enjoyable few weeks.
So recently, I have been working ******* my Chinese. Three hours a day is alot, but it means that I'm constantly trying to use new words when I'm out and about. The problem is, once somone doesn't understand you once, your confidence is shattered and you return to mimicing and ...
... the bus goes to the touristy places and I want to see it. Also one route that goes via the famous "3 loops" highway. I got it on the film. So, here I am - sleeping on a rock hard bed. Hoping for a good night sleep. Oh, before I sign out. The room I stay at - is the standard rate (3 stars). In China, it means no windows, rock hard bed and some rooms are smoking. I could smell smoking from other rooms. I guess if you want better room than this, price is much ...
So I touched down at Shanghai Pudong airport but had about a six hour lay over before my connection flight to Guilin. At first I was starting to feel bored and then I remembered that, the last time I came to China, I spent 12 hours in this airport so I felt pretty relieved. It's a pretty swanky airport anyway so it's easy to occupy yourself.
At first I did the intelligent thing. I went to a sort of Chinese Costa nearby and got myself ...
... because we actually don't even get our first real paycheck until October 20th (LONG story). We had to get an advance on our checks and we need it to last for a few more weeks so we are trying to be mindful of that. Also, like I said before, during Chinese National Holidays, EVERYONE is on vacation and they flock to the touristy spots. So, we've been staying pretty close to home as much as possible. Last Saturday was one of the other teacher's birthday (Alex). ...
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