Jinjiang Inn (Hangzhou Economy Development Zone)
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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 ...
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.
... it up. My next task was to find a place to live. It definitely turned out to be the most difficult thing so far. More on that later.
On Monday night I went to Will's company where he not only works, but also lives and sleeps in the office. He and his colleague who I will call Ian and I had met the day I arrived were in there. Ian was playing computer games which seems to be a regular thing for a lot of people in Hangzhou. It is ...
... 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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