Our last day in Beijing was a “free day,” meaning that we were allowed to do whatever we wanted. A number of us in the tour group decided to go on a optional tour of the Hutong area, visit an elementary school and visit/talk with a Mr. Wu to get some insight as to how the Chinese live. We also went to a tea house where people in my tour group kept insisting that the woman serving us tea was trying to flirt with me. I doubted that.
Here’s a video taken by John while we rode a rickshaw through Hutong. (No sound; this was 2002 point-and-shoot camera technology after all.)
As you can surmise, we survived the ride with no injuries!