This apartment is rent for long time. It is in DongBa (东坝) area. Any question please feel free to ask. :)
I am the native. Before 10 years old, I lived in Hutong. Hutong is the culture for tourist. For me, it's my lifetime memory. My aunt's family still live there now. We have dinner together at the festival. Then I growed up around this compound. Although I am 27, I am older than this compound:) I can't tell you whole about Beijing. But you can know about Beijing from here.
And my wife Shelia grows up at the south part of China, Shenzhen, where near Hongkong. Exactly, she is from a small village which is tranditional. For me, the custom there is interesting, totally different from Beijing. Shelia can speak Cantonese and Minnan dialect. Now we are living in this compound too. We are building a small museum and libary in our room. We would like to share with you in the near future.