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  • Discovering Dalian

    Discovering Dalian Having lived in China for nearly 10 years, I kept hearing about this vibrant seaside town in south Liaoning Province, Dalian, that my friends kept saying “you absolutely MUST visit!”. The parks, the green hills, the beautiful coastline, the grand Russian and Japanese architecture, the past colonial history and the contemporary development away from heavy industry, the fact

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  • Staff Spotlight: Simon Ashmore

    Staff Spotlight: Simon Ashmore Hutonger Simon Ashmore is one of the new additions to the team in Beijing this year. He’s bringing his experience in outdoor pursuits to our ever-expanding offering of adventure-based outdoor programing. When he’s not in the mountains, you’ll usually be able to find him in one of the many craft beer pubs in the city. He’s

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  • The Tea Horse Caravan Trail

    The Tea Horse Caravan Trail In the fall of 2016, the intrepid souls of The Hutong, along with a group of young upstarts decided the time was ripe for conquering the fertile lands of Northern Yunnan. It was a bold move as no one had dared take an army so young and green, into the badlands of the Tea Horse

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  • Hutong Spotlight: Matt Chitwood

    The Hutong Hits Shanghai with Matthew Chitwood Hutonger Matt Chitwood is now on the ground in Shanghai helping to open up The Hutong’s new office and strengthen relationships and programming in the region. He took a break from enjoying some of Shanghai’s delicious 生煎包 (sheng jian bao) to share with us a bit more. Are there hutongs in Shanghai? There are no

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  • Hot N Healthy: A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness

    Hot N Healthy: A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness   “Is it like meditation or something?” One student asked, as we made the short walk from our hutong courtyard to the location of our mindfulness workshop. These students were about 17 years old; bright and energetic. A colleague and I were running a 3-day health and wellness program (aptly named “Hot

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