I thought I'd post a picture of my wife and I as we enjoyed a bicycle-driven rickshaw ride through a HuTong in old Beijing. A HuTong is the old style of city living structure where a family or group of families live within an enclosed courtyard. Many of these areas are being torn down to make way for high-rise apartment buildings, the new image of Beijing. Much of the character of the city is being lost.
You can see we are enjoying the trip. No one in our group came down with The Emperor's Revenge, or what ever they call the Chinese equivilant of the common Mexican malady.
Yvonne Cook Photograph