Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A Peek Inside
A week ago I mentioned we took a walk through a nearby hutong type area of homes. While there, we saw a sign about a home for rent. We are currently looking for apartments for some students coming in the fall, and while I didn't really think this would be the place they were looking for, I still thought it could be pretty interesting to see inside one of these old, courtyard-style homes.
Yesterday Kevin and I, plus our two tutors, went over to look at the house for rent. It was about like I expected. Okay, maybe a bit worse. We got some (rather dark) pictures, so if you are interested in what an older style Chinese house looks like...
The kitchen was also very dark and very old. It included a sink, a coal stove (on the right), and a small shelf. No fridge, not that there was room for one.
So, probably the new students aren't going to be interested in this apartment! I wouldn't want to live there, but it was interesting to find out what it was like! And I do still like the outdoor ambiance of these small alleyways.