i could just eat all the food they show me. And the houses are so small and cute. Their beaches are even better than the ones here. The animals are pretty cool.
Ever Higher Highlight - Beijing Hutong
On my first trip to China, while in Beijing I stayed in a hostel nestled in a traditional hutong. It was a highlight even then. I loved stepping out the door and heading off into the maze of narrow alleys and unique architecture. There are so many taxis in Beijing, I felt comfortable getting lost as long as I had with me the hostel’s name and address written in Chinese characters. The home in this photo was directly across the street from my hostel. I returned to the same hostel the following year. In the ramp-up to the Beijing Olympics, the government had razed the traditional buildings and replaced them with 2-story square boxes. This sweet home no longer exists. Having had the last-minute opportunity to experience a real hutong has become not just a highlight of my first trip to China, but of all of my trips around the world.
Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation
Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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