Tags » Hutongs

China A to Z: H is for Housing, from Hutongs to High-rises


Hutongs are the labyrinths of old alleys with traditional houses in northern Chinese cities. I just caught a few glimpses of hutongs in Beijing. 475 more words


Layover in Beijing, China

Have a layover? Don’t stay in the airpot! Go explore the city. Even if it’s in China!

On the way to New Zealand we had a 14 hours layover in Beijing. 429 more words


WPC: Favorite Place

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced. 227 more words


China: Rickshaw and Hutongs: March 2016

Our second day in Beijing was spent at the Forbidden City, where the emperors of China once lived. I have actually posted this story already and… 367 more words

Travel Tales

February Theme Day: Tired

Since mammals hibernate in the winter, tired is an apt theme for this month.

If you want to see more tired posts from all over the world, click here.


Evicted Migrants Accidentally Bricked In

Beijing’s well-documented campaign to expel migrant workers from the city has resulted in thousands of evictions, as well as the destruction of countless “illegal structures” throughout the capital. 404 more words


China Day 1: Yonghe Temple & Wangfujing Shopping Street,

My story begins when I landed in Beijing Capital airport at 5 am on a Saturday in early November. The British Airways flight from Heathrow was smooth and uneventful. 1,210 more words