WHWH (Hangzhou Zhuantang)

No.1 Hangxin East Road, Zhuantang Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310024, China | Hotel
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Worked like a cow.

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... but just couldn't take it anymore.

One highlight has been making a new friend who is also a laowai (foreigner) that can speak confident Chinese. After having dinner together I suddenly feel a lot more empowered about my role, my job and the art of being a laowai in China. Basically it all comes down to confidence. I have to be boss of every situation, and should make demands and expect to get them met just because I am white and ...

China Good

A travel blog entry by cvasalech

... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...

Moving in and preparing to work ... almost

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... sheets so I was like "what the hell, why not?" and just went with it. However 3 days later I can say it is like sleeping on a wooden table, and my room smells like hay.

I got given my work timetable for the next month which looks pretty good I will be taking 4 different classes, 1 Current Affairs class, 1 TOEFL class, 1 speaking class and 1 at a high school about culture. All up I will have 54 for the month so that should be a nice bit of ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... also a lovely guy with almost no English but they took me to inspect a place, only 1700 per month and quite nice, fully furnished with new furniture. The area looks poor but the landlord was friendly and I think seems quite fine having a Laowai (slang for foreigner) living there. I decided to take it, and will move in tomorrow. What a relief. I went and celebrated by treating Will and Lee to dinner, ji gong bao, a yummy, spicy ...

Arrival

A travel blog entry by adleslie

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... booked for me just opposite his company. It is cheap, cramped and a bit dirty, but at least I have a place where I can briefly escape from the masses of the great unknown outside while I adjust to the huge difference in culture and surroundings. I still feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant by myself, knowing that I won't know where to sit, or what to order and what the procedure for paying is. You take all these things for granted at home.

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Location

This hotel is located in the Xihu District area of Hangzhou.
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