Sheraton Changsha Hotel
Travel Blogs from Changsha
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 ...
... And when I say spartan - there are no personal effects in any of the rooms I've seen (I glance in as I go to lessons, as that's when the cleaners are in there) - and the beds, if indeed they have mattresses on them (small comfort in China where the concept of 'mattress' seems to be interchangable with that of 'rock slab' are covered only by rush mats. The only comfy things they seem to have are their pillows and blankets (thank goodness they have those.) Little wonder I have ...
..Actually I don't, I live on the 7th floor. But it's still a fair walk for an unfit laowai to struggle up and down several times a day. (The best thing about this is that (perhaps) I will become fitter.) 'Tis inconvenient though when all you have forgotten is your stickers for class, and you're dashing back to get them...
For those who don't know yet, my time in Taojiang County (where I was supposed to be teaching) came to an unfortunate end when it 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.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center