We woke this morning, ate breakfast in the hotel, packed our bags and cleaned our rooms and took a walk through a nearby hutong. Hutongs are neighborhoods of single story connected buildings, some of which are hundreds of years old. They are rapidly being replaced with modern high rises. Narrow, mazelike streets, open food markets and friendly people are all part of life in a hutong.
We said good bye to
We returned to the Beijing Capitol Airport Terminal 3 for our trip to
We were greeted at the airport, and off to homestays! Flowers and signs and smiling waiving families is a pretty good way to start a visit in a new town!