7 Days Inn (Changsha Jiefang West Road)
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... some time. Despite keeping myself occupied (mostly by wrestling with Oscar who has grown up a lot in the past month), it has still been lingering in my mind.
However If you think I have been spending my Christmas feeling miserable then you are very much mistaken.
Before I talk about my Christmas adventure, I need to rewind time to the weekend of the 20th / 21st December when Connor, Laura and myself were asked to judge the "National High School Academic Debate ...
... with an expensive weekend in Shenzen on the horizon, I politely declined the invitation (with the promise that I will visit them after the Spring Festival). I wasn't alone however as Laura (my partner in crime in most of my adventures) and Dustn (one of my American friends) also stayed back in Changsha. Between us, we decided that we would explore Martyr's park and go rollerskating there. So for the third time, I found myself walking through the gates of ...
Celebration time! We've worked hard during the last four weeks, and now it's time to honor our accomplishments.Tonight, our Changsha university is hosting a dinner for all of us - instructor-students, student-instructors, and grad student guides - at an awe-inspiring hotel complex. The architecture is traditional Chinese, and the interior of ...
... thoughtful, illuminating, hilarious, and often deeply moving.
And the progress the professors showed in their ability to involve their colleagues in learning activities? Stellar! Many showed significant movement away from " stand and deliver" lectures; and ...
... have taken forever going back the way we came so instead we pushed on into the unknown.
The great thing about this, however, was that there was no one around which is almost unheard of in China thus far.
In my last blog, I mentioned that Changsha was heavily involved in the fighting against the Japanese in World War 2. The Yuelu mountain was where the Chinese were heavily dug in. When I have previously visited the mountain I had found various ...