I may be a little busy tomorrow morning early so decided to slip into Tess Karlinski’s blog tonight to catch up on her China Trip.. Beijing Part ten .. I always have visions of getting into a rickshaw and the gentleman pulling to rice steadfastly into the air.. no such problem with Tess as she continues her tour..#recommended.
After the disappointment of Olympic Park, the day became more interesting. We visited The Hutong, once the old walled city. The buildings were ancient, many were decrepit. We drove through the shopping district but did not stop. As the bus meandered through the old town’s narrow streets, we learned a new subway station is planned for the area; buildings are being torn down and replaced. Renewal is everywhere.
Our first stop: a rickshaw ride.
I had been worried about runners pulling us in traffic, as in cars. I suppose I’ve seen too many movies. Ricksaws had progressed to pedal power.
The roads are bricked and…
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