I can't remember if this smoke is coming from the man's breath or his cigarette. Given that most Chinese men perpetually have a cigarette in their hands, I'm guessing the smoke was from that, although it defnitely was cold enough in Beijing in late December to see your breath.
Playing a traditional Chinese instrument called an erhu (literally meaning 2 strings)
Taking a smoke break in blatent defiance of the nearby No Smoking sign
Group picture (from left to right: Julian, Grant, me, Jonny, Peter, Huy)
My own interesting boys walking back to our rented apartment at the end of a long day- 2 Americans, 2 Canadians, and 1 New Zealander. It was quite the experience being the only girl of the group, but also quite fun. All of them are great in their own way and I was glad to spend the break with each of them.