Tianxin Pavilion Hotel
Travel Blogs from Changsha
... me to a concert last weekend and bought me a Minnie Mouse bow that lights up and flashes red and blue. I wore that around Martyr's Park while drinking baijiu with orange and strawberry juice and watching people dance.
A little baby was really interested in my light up bow, so I gave it to him and now I don't have it anymore. This is the last existing photo of my Minnie bow.
... it. I found out they are doing renovations and it will be closed until 2015. So, my second choice was the Changsha city museum, which happened to have a British art exhibit, and it was actually really good.
I took my bike to the next stop, Mao's teachers' college. It was also under renovations. Kids all around were dressed in fatigues, because they were doing military training instead of starting school. Everyone from grade 7 ...
... of the week - I believe the kids are in school from 7:30am until approximately 5pm (and this for the younger ones - the middle school and junior high school students don't seem to get out of lessons until 8:30 pm or even later) - I'm surprised their behaviour isn't worse.
To top matters off, this is a boarding school, where children as young as six board in dorms packed with spartan bunk beds - I've seen as many as 6 bunk beds in one room, so 12 6 year old kids in one ...
... another adult in the classroom but I wouldn't cope without her as about half to 3/4 of the lesson needs to be translated. The kids are very curious about me and seemed to enjoy the lesson, though I felt personally it was a bit lacking (though perhaps I just need to build confidence.) With 6 classes tomorrow I feel the need to tweak it a bit in order to get things to run more smoothly.
That being said - I'm off to sleep in my (mercifully comfy) bed!
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.