Shangri-La Hotel Changchun
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Will and I spent the day in the Changchun centre with John Humphreys,
doing a lesson observation and then delivering a 'Reading Strategies'
professional development workshop at the end of the day. They are a
lovely staff up here - Greg, Jason, Simon, Brandon, Corinne, Michael,
Craig - and all got involved in the session.
We woke up to a lovely sunny day. Had a lovely breakfast in the hotel and then walked down the block to Changchun Zoo. We had hoped to see some pandas, but were unlucky. Several of the animals were in very small cages and it was a bit distressing, particularly the poor polar bear.
We walked back down the road by the hotel and went to the shopping area. Ended up having a Burger King for lunch. We did some shopping. I bought a ...
Our favourite little restaurant opposite the Noble Hotel in Changchun. The food in the north of China is very spicy and they make the most fantastic spicy chips! The staff are so friendly and it is always full of Chinese eating their meals. As we walked out the staff were preparing the ...
... explored the Temple of Heaven, built by one of their many Emperors, and involving the use of a lot of 9s for some reason, which I've now forgotten, (Ron had glazed over by this time).
Then on to Tiananmen Square, a vast space which can hold 1,000,000 people. It wasn't that crowded today, thank goodness. We had our photo taken with a backdrop of Chairman Mao!
There's still a cordoned - off area outside the building with ...
... within all of the crazy, frustrating, busy, and tiring times I have learned way more than I thought possible in two months and I feel that I've made some really great friends. There were some people in our group that I was originally worried about interacting with because I didn't know them very well and from the little I did know I didn't think we would get along. Now they are some of my favorite people to hang out with and I'm disappointed that upon ...