How do Chinese people use an English alphabet keyboard to type Chinese characters? And how on earth do you learn a language when there’s no alphabet in the first place? Are Chinese characters actually just little pictures? Do you have a rat’s chance in hell of learning any of them?
At Bespoke we like to help you learn some cool stuff while you’re in our city, so arming you with a handful of characters that you can recognize throughout your trip will not only make you feel pretty damn smug, but reveal a whole host of fascinating facts about Chinese history and culture you didn’t even know were related.
Via a stroll through one of the city’s lesser-known hutongs, you’ll learn Chinese as you spot examples in the vicinity, meet a local artisan who has been making calligraphy brushes for nearly half a century, and even get the chance to try your hand at some Chinese calligraphy yourself. Prepare to be enlightened!