Yunqi Haihang Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
Took a day trip to Hangzhou today, about 75min on the high speed train. It's a very popular tourist destination, with a history of being a imperial getaway (and at some point, a capital). It's focal point is West Lake, and its lagoons and pagodas and temples. The area is also known for tea and silk. The place was pretty packed with tourists for a weekday. I spent most of the day Viking around the lake and getting yelled at by the ...
Took the fast train of 300kph to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai. A smaller city of nearly 9 million people with a much more laid back and friendly atmosphere. Pretty trees, a beautiful lake and everyone out walking with their kids as it is school ...
... the foreign teachers are either leaving or have left, and of those that are still there only a couple of us I would classify as non-oddballs, although I am not sure that I would fall into that category, you would have to ask my students. Sometimes randoms will start talking to me on the bus or in a restaurant to practise their English, and I usually don't mind and have made a few contacts that way. It was actually good because one guy ...
... get into your car (your ticket has your car on it and seat number, although usually someone is sitting in your seat hoping that you won’t show up). You should have seen us channeling our inner New Yorker, or rather, our inner China as we pushed our way onto the trains lest we be standing outside when they blow the whistle.
The stations are all very modern. In fact, the buildings everywhere ...
... other side of town which is good in some ways at least I will be immersed in the local culture. Fortunately I do happen to bump into the landlady frequently and she can sure talk the hind leg off a mule, even when I don't understand and am quite unresponsive. She is really nice though and is kind of treating me like a son always checking up on how I am doing, and I really appreciate that.
After I moved in I had to do a heap of shopping ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services