| We went biking again. This time we get lost in the hutong around Tiananmen
Square. Hutongs are residential areas with tight, winding alleyways. Sometimes,
you can't tell the difference between an alleyway and a home's entrance.
I accidentally rode my bike into the anteroom of an old couple. They frowned
and shook their heads, regarding me with an exasperated expression, so
I sheepishly apologized in English (didn't know the Chinese words), which
must have furthered their confusion, and left. Jill took over the map
after that. This afternoon we will take a 17 hr train ride to Xi'an. 17hrs!
Hopefully, it won't be as bad as it sounds.