Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I looked on Google Maps for directions from the hotel to the school. It gave me the bus route, with addresses in English & Chinese. I wrote down the names of the stops where I would have to switch buses in Chinese, grabbed my English-Chinese dictionary & a compass, & headed out the door.
Three hours later, I arrived at the school. Holy moly, but this city is huge!
Going back to the hotel, I took the subway system, which was much faster & easier to use, but it still took me an hour & a half to get back. I definitely need to find an apartment on the other side of town.
When I started out today, I thought that I would be able to find apartment buildings in the area of the school, & just walk in & ask to have a look. But it's not going to be as easy as that. Even just the area around the school is too overwhelming for me to go searching on my own. I'll have to contact a real estate agent to help me.