Stretch-A-Leg Blog

Hutong Adventures – Local Beijing

At Stretch-A-Leg we take pride in our ability to manage to avoid the crowds at even the most popular of places. However, we take even more pride in knowing the places and history of those parts of Beijing most tourists never get to see. Explore the hutongs with us and come home with amazing photos and stories to share with all your friends and family.

Posted in Beijing Tradition, Hutongs, News, Off the beaten path

Beijing Youth – with Katrina

While the elderly are playing chess, and parents are cooking, what is the youth of Beijing up to? Studying, playing, eating ice cream or perhaps causing a little mischief here and there? Katrina, one of the expert guides at Stretch-A-Leg tells us more.

Posted in Beijing Tradition, Hutongs, News

Bikes, Trikes and Likes

The center of the city remains a paradise for the owner of bike and trike. As cars honk repeatedly and drivers look annoyed at the lack of pace, cyclists, young and old, whiz through the narrow lanes. Beijing by bike…it’s awesome.

Posted in Beijing Tradition, Hutongs, News

Echos of the Forbidden City at Caochangdi Art District

I just explored the Beijing Design Week exhibits in Caochangdi, Beijing’s newest contemporary art district, and I was reminded of the Forbidden City. It seemed to me, that elements of the architecture of the Forbidden City built in 1420, must have had an impact on the design and architecture of the modern Caochangdi compound where many galleries and art […]

Posted in News
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