Yunqi Haihang Resort Hotel
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... because that puts me in high social status here (this annoys me to no end, but it is unfortunately true). I also discovered that there are other foreign teachers around who have no teaching qualifications, no TEFL certificate, no experience and even no bachelor degree. They just fake their confidence and people respect them for the white face. I was a little shocked by revelation, but this knowledge (absurd as it sounds), combined with just ...
... 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 ...
... like bed sheets, a kettle and other bits and pieces. It was quite a saga shopping for things that have no English labels and conversations with the staff would often at times end up with them trying not to laugh at my obviously poorly spoken Chinese. They are very patient though. I managed to get most things, except finding a bed sheet was proving difficult, as was a bath towel. The supermarkets seemed to have hundreds of hand towels, but no ...
... 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 ...
... meeting me in my hotel at 9am and we decided to walk to my Chinese school which looked so close on the map, but an hour of walking in the stifling humidity quashed my enthusiasm rather quickly. We arrived and it was closed, and concluded that I must return tomorrow to register. Damn! We did some other things including buying a sim card to call my contact at the company where I will be teaching and make arrangements to go in tomorrow to get the residence permit ...
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