Zhongqiang Holiday Hotel
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... work day now usually begins with getting up at 5.30am, catching the bus by 6.30 to be at my first school by 8.15 or 9 am depending on the location, I then teach until 8pm with hour or 2 hour breaks between classes while I travel to other campuses, and ends with me arriving home at 9 or 10 pm and then spending a couple of hours preparing the following day's lessons. I have to admit it is not as bad as it sounds, but I am exhausted. I do enjoy ...
I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...
... all day for both of us. We have both been feeling a bit isolated and lonely since being here and it was a good debrief. Plus she helped me to buy a travel card which means I should be able to rent some bikes around town freely. I'll add that to my to-do-list. It is a Sunday night and tomorrow is a public holiday, so I am with the 3 amigos writing this while they play computer games and do random stuff on their computers.
That's all for now.
... sitting in their office, which happens to have a cinema display room for clients, including huge screen, surround sound and reclining chairs with cupholders each night is funny in itself as I went there again yesterday and watched a movie with them, of course I hear an excited cheer coming from the seat behind me every time there is a spectacular fight scene or close up of a woman's cleavage. It seriously provided more entertainment than ...
... dirty yet tasty meat skewers and cold beer. I was pretty exhausted after being in a plane all day so went to bed soon after.
While in Hangzhou, I will be both studying at Chinese School, and teaching at English school. Both are at different locations in the city, but are part of the same company. I'm not exactly sure what the balance will be for me yet and the first few days will probably be spent on sorting that out.
This morning started ...
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