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Lost in the Hutongs: Beijing, China

I don’t know what spurred me to head out into the hutongs — little alleyways that run between streets all over old downtown Beijing — when I woke up at 3:30 AM on my own. 1,452 more words


Beijing From Many Perspectives

In one day we visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Hutongs in Beijing. I couldn’t think anywhere else where three places within the same city which represent such different ways of life. 1,452 more words


There's nothing Beige about Beijing! 

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow…

Beijing is such a historical and cultural city, there is so much to do here and I’m so grateful to have enjoyed a good four weeks of sight seeing and exploring.

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Street Life, Beijing Style 

When I booked this trip I didn’t realise what a delightful area I had chosen.

It am staying close to the Houhai lake and surrounded by Hutongs. 86 more words


Beijing Friday!

I can’t believe that this time next week I’ll be back in China. I’ve gone through all the fun and games of re-obtaining a Chinese visa and I have to say, the process has improved incredibly since the first time. 380 more words

China General

Visiting Hutongs & Lama Temple

My second sightseeing mission of Beijing started with visiting one of the Beijing hutongs. Hutongs are old neighbourhoods composed of little alleys and siheyuans, houses with a yard inside. 790 more words

Pedicabs and Fishing Poles

Monday morning

Went for a pedicab ride around one of the few remaining old “hutongs” in Beijing; next to an artificial lake where people were swimming and fishing. 39 more words

China 2017