Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanadu Resort
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
Well, a lot has happened since my last entry, and I can at least successfully say that I survived my first week at work. I can also say that I feel exhausted and overworked like an in demand cow.
My first day they had arranged for a driver to take me to a high school quite far away from the main office, and there I was to be teaching 3 classes of what I was told would be about 10-12 students. Upon arrival at that school, I was forced ...
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 ...
I have now been in Hangzhou for 8 days. As each day passes I am learning new things and feeling more and more comfortable. I have almost gotten to the point where I can walk around the streets and ignore the stares.
I am in my apartment now, which is good, but it is also a little boring being there by myself. There is certainly not an English speaker anywhere to be found in this district. I have discovered that most of the foreigners are ...
Well a few days have passed, and I feel I am getting used to life here a bit more. I can successfully take the bus to all the places I need to go, and have managed to explore a few different areas around the city and Westlake area.
So on Monday I went to the Chinesetown school and walked into the office to be greeted by blank stares. I asked in Chinese if anyone speaks English and after a few seconds one girl came over to me and ...
... this was his favorite mountain in southern China, and the name means "taller than the clouds". It is a beautiful mountain, and the cliouds are often low lying in the valleys, which allows the mountain to sit majestically above them. Allegedly, you can feel the qi (or inner energy) from this mountain, as you climb it.
Like a lot of the climbs here, they have taken the steepest, most direct route to the top, and installed concrete and/or stone steps to prevent ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service