It was raining – a steady drizzle, not quite enough for a raincoat, but too much to go without, and enough to make wearing glasses annoying. I headed out to the Summer Palace. Despite the rain it was packed.
I returned to my hostel, did not go to the zoo, and did not get more rained on.
I can recommend the Leo Hostel – Y60 per night for a reasonable 6 bed dorm, no bed bugs, air conditioning, hot water, and close to one of the few internet places in Beijing.