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  • The Last Inner Mongolia Trip of the Summer

    This year there has been a drought in Inner Mongolia 内蒙古. We travelled there with Canadian International School of Hong Kong – May was unusually warm and dry. All local farmers were worried that there wouldn’t be enough rain. The next trip we made was in June with Dulwich College Shanghai – still no rain. Some grass was turning yellow

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  • Spring Programs Recap

    ‘Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.’   Attributed to Confucius 450 B.C. Here at the The Hutong, we are proud to be at the forefront of providing experiential education to students through travel with fun learning experiences across the country and now further afield.  In this newsletter, I

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  • Qinghai from the Top

    Qinghai from the Top Kristen Wilhelm was the winner of our 10 Year Anniversary lucky draw for the month of June, and received a free spot on our Qinghai Expedition! Kristen shared with us about her experience on the Tibetan Plateau.    Did you know it’s The Hutong’s 10th Birthday? (Happy Tenniversary, The Hutong!) I couldn’t help but wonder if

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  • Moganshan: Countryside Life

    Driving up the winding roads, into the hills outside of Hangzhou, the bamboo slowly starts to get thicker and the air fresher. As the coach meanders past tea plantations and lakes that dot the landscape, big city worries start to disappear and the scents of the countryside begin to waft. Arriving at the destination at the foothills of Moganshan, students

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  • Visiting Beijing? Top Ten Foods To Try …

    Blog post by Ariana Lee, Amherst College, Hutong Intern Extraordinaire 豆浆和油条 (dòu jiāng hé yóu tiáo) SOY-MILK AND FRIED DOUGH Walking through the busy streets of Beijing during morning rush hour, it is inevitable that you will run into a local vendor selling bowls of soy-milk along with a plate of crispy fried dough. This traditional Chinese breakfast includes soy-milk

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