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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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  • Remembering The Fair South

    “Remembering the Fair South, As always, it is Hangzhou I most recall: Amongst the mountain temples I search for the osmanthus petals From which the moon did fall.” ~ Bai Juyi (772-846)   This spring the Hutong journeyed with 34 young grade-four students to Suzhou and Hangzhou in order to experience the rich culture of The South. Here is a

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  • The Hutong Wins Chinese Culture Exchange Centre of the Year!

    The Hutong Wins Chinese Culture Exchange Centre of the Year! Adorned with magnificent golden ornaments and purple lights, Unico at the Topwin Centre was filled with music, laughter, and delicious food and drinks as Beijing’s most prominent beauty, fitness, lifestyle, and nightlife brands came together for That’s Beijing’s award ceremony on July 11th, 2017. Our own Hutongers: Michelle, Daisy, Ben,

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