|Behind rows of tall buildings, there is an urban village, where densely built houses abut on the narrow alleys. Residents in the urban village come from different provinces and places. Since lighting is not good, many houses have to turn on the lights during the day. Roads and streets is like tunnels and the narrowest point is only half a meter wide. Despite the poor living condition, migrant workers and Beijing drifters still prefer a rent in the village which is much cheaper than apartment. They dwell in the shabby and small home dreaming of their city life. (Chinanews.com/ Jin Shuo)|
Beijing drifters, a term used to describe hundreds of thousands of young people who are drawn to live in the capital, a city they believe to have more economic and cultural opportunities.
Although they are always laughing at themselves as "drifters" as many don't have a fixed place to live in and often move around Beijing's suburbs where the rents are less expensive, they keep perusing their happiness and love in the city.