Archive for March 31, 2014

The Cheese Factory

Eat cheese. Get a discount!

Last week for our date night my husband and I stumbled upon a great new addition to Hohhot’s western food selection. From my husband’s perspective, it was dream come true: fried cheese sticks and country music playing over the speakers.

The Cheese Factory is located on the walking street behind (south of) Wanda Plaza on the south side of the street

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They menu offers paninis (check out the working lunch for 28 RMB!), pizza, salads, GREAT appetizers, and….wait for it……………FONDUE!

 

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You can follow them on wechat using ID ZSGC123 (芝士工厂)

You can contact them by phone at 13704719799. The manager, Apple, speaks both English and French and has just returned to Hohhot from France.

AND THE BEST NEWS YET……When you go, use the discount code “471” to receive 10% off anything you order! If you have a party of ten or more, you’ll get an additional 10% off!

Try it out this week and leave a comment with your thoughts!

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Field Trips: Updated Information

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A local friend and I plan to organize a series of field trips for the spring and early summer. I have included the dates and locations we plan to go below. The events will be once every 2 weeks. We will have a large charter bus that will pick up at Gong Da’s West gate a, the bridge (gu lou) and at the corner of ZhaoWuDa and ErDuoSi (just south of Shi Da’s east gate at Bin Yue Hotel) and then take us to the events. Lunch will be provided and is included in the price.

Here’s the list of events and prices:

Tuesday April 8: South Lake Wetlands Park, adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB
leave from Gong Da at 9:00, gu lou 9:15, and Bin Yue at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday April 26: berry/fruit/vegetable picking, adults 85 RMB, children 85 RMB
The cost does not include the produce you pick, which with the group discount will be 55 RMB/jin
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Wednesday May 7: Botanical Gardens adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB
leave from Gong Da at 9:00, gu lou 9:15, and Bin Yue at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday May 24: Wu-Yi Shui Ku adults 130, children 110
This price includes the entrance fee and the required insurance fee
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm

Friday June 6: Zoo adults 155 RMB, children 115 RMB
This price includes the entrance fee. Unfortunately, we did not have the numbers required to obtain a group discount
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm
Saturday June 21: Yi Li factory tour adults 85 RMB, children 85 RMB
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm
More important details:

These events are open to anyone so feel free to invite local friends who have kids. We hope it will provide interaction with locals for our children and time for us to have meaningful conversations with other moms (and/or dads). And yes! Dads are welcomed to come! If you don’t have kids, you are also welcomed!

For those bringing a stroller: Please stow it in the under-carriage storage of the bus when you get on. Please mark or identify it clearly so that there is no mix-up and so that we can quickly load and unload.

The bus company will have insurance that will cover any accident/event that happens while on the bus. If you would like to purchase additional insurance, we can put you in contact with a company where you can do so. If not, when you get on the bus you will need to sign a waiver stating that neither Shan Cai Hong nor Jill Judd will be responsible for any accidents, injuries, or losses.

Contact Shan Cai Hong (Rainbow) for more information 18686031221 or to make your reservation. You may also make a reservation by leaving a comment here, calling/texting Jill at 18747977365, or by sending an email to asiajudds@gmail.com.

 
相关费用及明细出台。闪彩虹的个人信息,请了解。如帮转发,倍加感谢亲爱的微友们,我决定在春暖花开之际,带着孩子与一些外国朋友及她们的孩子们,举行一些室外活动。让孩子们适应团体,增强沟通、拓展思维、双语学习。如大
家有意向带孩子参加,请提前报名。如果全时段无法确定,请确定第一次4月8日周二是否可以参加。(与闪彩虹联系:18686031221)我们将会统一收
费支付相关门票、统一租车费和车上餐点。孩子年龄最好在1岁以上。具体三个月的计划如下:(相关收费包括门票,车费,车上餐点。其中采摘基地根据各自需求
采摘数量直接支付老板。(团队价每斤55元,品质和周边环境优于别处)由于我们都各自带小孩去,请各自要注意自身安全,如果大家想上保险可自行安排上。)4月8日,周二,9:00-13:00:南湖湿地。(成人80元  小孩80元)巴士会在工大西门对面9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口烟草宾馆门口停车,9:30在师大东门南十字路口。路西停车。4月26日,周六,9:00-13:00:山东采摘 基地  (成人85   小孩85)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

5月7日,周三,9:00-13:00:植物园   (成人80     小孩80)巴士会在工大西门对面9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口烟草宾馆门口停车,9:30在师大东门南十字路口。路西停车。

5月24日,周六,9:00-14:00:五一水库     (成人130     小孩110)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月6日,周五,9:00-13:00:动物园      (成人155     小孩115)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月21日,周六,9:00-14:00:伊利工厂(成人85    小孩85)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

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EXPAT EXCHANGE

We’ll have another gathering THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 28 at the Air China Phoenix Hotel. Unless we receive other feedback, we’ll move the event to monthly on the last Friday of each month. RSVP to asiajudds@gmail.com or to 18747977365 or by leaving a comment here.

Air China Phoenix Hotel Inner Mongolia 国航大厦 guo hang da sha
2nd floor Sunshine Coffee House-back corner (southwest side)
6:30 pm
(those with kids feel free to come a bit earlier if you’d like)

More menu options available

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Traditional Chinese Artwork

We were recently looking to reserve a meeting room and therefore checking out a number of Hohhot hotels we hadn’t been to before. One of those was the Wan Li International Hotel 万立国际酒店. It’s just south of the intersection of Xin Hua and Xinggan on the west side of the road.

If you’re interested in purchasing some traditional calligraphy or other Chinese art, they had a display on the seventeenth floor. Out of the elevators turn left, then left again and it’s the first door on the left.

Field Trips!

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A local friend and I plan to organize a series of field trips for the spring and early summer. I have included the dates and locations we plan to go below. The events will be once every 2 weeks. The price (I know this will be an important factor) is yet to be determined, but I will let you know as soon as possible. We will do our best to keep the cost low.

We will have a large charter bus that will pick up at Gong Da’s West gate, the bridge (gu lou) and at the corner of ZhaoWuDa and ErDuoSi (just south of Shi Da’s east gate) and then take us to the events. Lunch will be provided and included in the price.

These events are open to anyone so feel free to invite local friends who have kids. We hope it will provide interaction with locals for our children and time for us to have meaningful conversations with other moms (and/or dads).

We also intentionally chose different days of the week so that if a certain day doesn’t work you can still come to another event on another day. We will leave (from the first pick up location) at 9:00 and return by 1:00.

Here’s the list of events:

Tuesday April 8: South Lake Wetlands Park
Saturday April 26: berry/fruit/vegetable picking
Wednesday May 7: Botanical Gardens
Saturday May 24: Wu-Yi Shui Ku(This one is a bit farther so we’ll return
at 2:00 on that day)
Friday June 6: Zoo
Saturday June 21: swimming or tour YiLi or Meng Niu factory (suggestions
for which is better are appreciated)

Contact Shan Cai Hong (Rainbow) for more information 18686031221.

来自闪彩虹的个人信息,请了解。如帮转发,倍加感谢~
我决定在春暖花开之际,带着孩子与一些外国朋友及她们的孩子们,举行一些室外活动。让孩子们适应团体,增强沟通、拓展思维、双语学习。如大家有意向带孩子参加,请提前报名。(与闪彩虹联系:18686031221)我们将会统一收费支付相关门票、统一租车费和车上餐点。孩子年龄最好在1岁以上。具体三个月的计划如下:
4月8日,周二,9:00-13:00:南湖湿地。
4月26日,周六,9:00-13:00:郊外采摘
5月7日,周三,9:00-13:00:植物园
5月24日,周六,9:00-14:00:五一水库
6月6日,周五,9:00-13:00:动物园
6月21日,周六,9:00-14:00:伊利工厂或者水上乐园(待定)。

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Do you feel happy?

I ask because in March, CCTV and other sponsors conducted a survey of China’s happiest cities. Where did our beloved Hohhot rank on the list? Sixth! We live in the sixth happiest city in China!

You can read the article in the original language below. (Or use google translate to get the main idea).

 

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Hohhot Government Offices: Useful Phone Numbers

This list has circulated on Chinese social media. I confirmed a few for accuracy and translated the list here for you. The link to the original in Chinese is below the table. Not all of these places are that useful for foreigners, but some are so I have included them all.

Office/Agency Address Phone
身份证补办大厅Shen Fen Zheng Administration 户政大厦,海东路华辰大厦西
赛罕区市民服务大厅Saihan District Service Lobby 南二环路东影南路交叉路南 8989966
市人民政府办公厅Municipal Government Office 世纪五路和世纪一路交叉口 4505200
昭乌达路春华水务大厦三楼 6621377
市司法局Municipal Bureau of Justice 新城区光华街电动巷2号 4978677
市规划局MunicipalPlanning Department 新华东街12号市规划局 4613250
市发展改革委员会MunicipalDevelopment and Reform Commission 新华东街市党政办公大楼854室 4606322
市公安局Municipal Police Station(This is where your visas are processed) 呼市敕勒川大道一号 6699100
市城管执法局Municipal Law Enforcement Bureau 石化路炼油厂生活区东100米 5665301
市土地收储中心Municipal Land Center 呼和浩特市新城区丁香路6号 4670246
市卫生局Municipal Sanitation Department 呼和浩特市城建大厦8楼 4606908
市社会保障局Social Security Administration 新华东街奈伦国际B座1713房间 5181228
市工商局Business/Commerce Bureau(business registration, licenses, and permits) 丰州路南二环交汇处东北角 3266692
市教育局Education Bureau(approves student visas, register schools) 新华大街1号市政府11楼1173室 4606415
市民政局Civil Affairs Bureau 新华东街奈伦国际B座20楼200 5181050
市农牧业局Agriculture Bureau 鄂尔多斯大街迎春巷3号 5964009
市房产局Real Estate Bureau 东二环9号房地产市场交易中心 6201442
市人口计生委Municipal Population and Family Planning Commission 新华大街市党办公大楼843室 4606615
市国税局Tax Bureau 赛罕区鄂尔多斯东街35号 5218887

Link to Original Language

 

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