Tea Boutique Hotel
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Took a day trip to Hangzhou today, about 75min on the high speed train. It's a very popular tourist destination, with a history of being a imperial getaway (and at some point, a capital). It's focal point is West Lake, and its lagoons and pagodas and temples. The area is also known for tea and silk. The place was pretty packed with tourists for a weekday. I spent most of the day Viking around the lake and getting yelled at by the ...
Took the fast train of 300kph to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai. A smaller city of nearly 9 million people with a much more laid back and friendly atmosphere. Pretty trees, a beautiful lake and everyone out walking with their kids as it is school ...
... a waiter at a restaurant I ate at ended up being the tour guide for us when Benno and Kate came to Hangzhou.
There are a few things that are starting to irritate me, such as crowded buses, and people pushing in front when I am lining up for something such as the checkout or ordering food, and the constant slagging I still find disgusting. It really annoys me, but the huge majority of people are nice and civil.
... are learning Chinese means mountain. This is one helluva hard language, people!
This weekend I learned a whole bunch of children’s counting songs---and that is exactly what I’ve been teaching the Chinese teachers, that playful ways of learning language sticks! When they see me learning Chinese the same way, I think it really hits home for them, too!
All 18 of us teachers plus ...
... for half an hour in the school's security office due to no one knowing who I was and the guards not being able to work out why I was there. My contact at the school was not answering his phone, and my 1 contact at my education company happened to be on a business trip in Beijing for my first week at work (convenient..) meaning I was totally on my own. Eventually one of the guards called one of the English teachers who took me to where I ...
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