Home Inn (Hangzhou Stadium Road)
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... The intelligence of some of these kids is scary, seriously.
Anyway I got through the first day, and each day after I was given more and more classes in about 5 different locations. Most of the classes are of less than 10 students, which is certainly beneficial for their speaking. After the first day I was to make my own way to each school, but fortunately I have worked out how to navigate the bus system. Google maps has been ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Anyway Ian and I left after the movie while Will stayed to sleep in the office cinema, which is his usual bed.
This morning I had an appointment to look at an apartment through an agent Will had organised for me. The agent rang me at 9.30 and I went to meet him. He told me to hop on the back of his little electric scooter and we rode around the district looking at apartments. It was fun actually and once you get used to it ...
... 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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TravelPod Member ReviewsHome Inn (Hangzhou Stadium Road)
The express hotel has a nice position which just 2KM away from the West Lake. And the price is acceptable, about 269RMB/Day. Zhejiang University is right across the street.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.