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Jose loves Beijing ! Yesterday we went on a Rickshaw Tour around Hutongs in old Beijing. [wmv width=”320″ height=”240″]http://sjeds.org/blog/china/movies/rickshaw.wmv[/wmv] The Hutongs are alleyways, where some of the Beijing residents live. Former officials and well to do families used to live in the hutongs, but most of them are now owned by the state and rented […]

The Forbidden City and Tian’an Men Square in Beijing are one of the most anticipated places for us on our trip. It has so much ancient as well as recent history associated with it, that one feels a great deal of anticipation. We started our tour on Sunday morning on the world largest public square […]

Chinese Money

The official currency in China is the Renminbi, RMB, also called the Yuan. We exchanged some American Dollars at the airport in Beijing and received 7.82 RMB for every Dollar.

Chinese Horoscope

In China people believe that the animal of your birth year can predict what kind of personality you will have. It is similar to the Astrology Signs we use in the United States, although those are determined according to the day of the month you were born in. Do you know what Horoscope Sign you […]