Home Inn (Beijing Xinxingqiao)
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... just come from the Mongolia pretrip had arrived almost at the same time as I did, so I it turned out that I wasn't going to have to spend the rest of the whole day alone.
Beijing is rather beautiful. Flowers, roses mostly, are blooming all along the highways; everything looks well cared for, vibrant, busy, but peaceful. At our hotel we quickly unpacked a bit, and then met Johnny for an orientation walk ...
Tues/Weds, September 16/17
It's weird that this morning was the 16th, but tonight it's the 17th. This morning I woke up at 4:45 am pacific time, so I was the only one awake for a few hours. I read and went downstairs until my roommate woke up. At 9:45 am, we walked to Denny's. Sophia and Scott met up with us. It was really great to talk to them because they got us pumped for the trip.
... that there were probably more people waiting than there were seats. Add this to the fact that since waiting for the bus, a massive thunder storm had erupted which meant that the 'queue' was none existent as everybody had packed themselves tightly under the 1metre x 2metre bus shelter to avoid the downpour. So when the bus started to turn up the road we wondered how this was going to pan out. Would everybody simply file back into the order that they had arrived at the bus ...
... entry to tourists' sign made the old part we walked along scary
but exciting with lots of windy paths, overgrown plants and crumbling
edges. Definitely worth doing, even if not that far along, just to
escape the renovated busier parts of the wall and feel what it must
have been like before. After, we had our inclusive lunch with the
tour group in a tasty Chinese restaurant and met some interesting
Germans before heading back to the hostel. An evening wonder round
... was named a hutong. In fact, Beijing hutongs range from 40 centimeter to 10 meter wide. The longest has more than 20 turns.
Beijing hutongs are varied: in east-west or north-south direction, sloped, half or "blind hutongs", or cul-de-sacs.
The gray-tiled houses and alleys crossing with each other in identical appearance are like a maze, it is fun to walk through them but be careful not to get lost.
How many hutongs ...