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Can you do the Dadu on 15 bucks a day?
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That's the challenge we've set our four young American interns. Their mission is to find out what Beijing's big capital city (the Dadu) has to offer on just 100 yuan a day as the 30 day Olympic countdown begins. With a large latte in Starbuck's weighing in at a massive 26 yuan and a Big Mac punching a 13 yuan hole in their pockets, no-one said it was going to be easy for our caffeine-and-burger addicted reporters. Whether they get their fix or not, what other adventures will they come up with? Watch this space and send us your own suggestions.


Brian White

100 kuai adventure

Where can you go, what can you do with 100 yuan in Beijing? I had originally wanted to spend my money to go out to one of the many places of natural beauty outside of Beijing proper. However, those plans were quickly foiled by the rain showers that plagued most of the day...Full story


Patrick's excellent Beijing adventure

To me, it was a dream assignment. I was given 100 yuan by China.org.cn and a full day to do whatever I wanted with it. The only question was how I would spend it. 100 yuan may not seem like much, only coming to about $14.55...Full story 


Patrick O'Donnell

Sapna Maheshwari

Lots of fun on 100 yuan
During my stay in Beijing, I've quickly found that one of the greatest parts of the city is the amount of fun you can have without breaking your bank. One hundred yuan, the equivalent of about $14.50 USD, goes much further here than most other cities in the world...Full story

A night of fine arts
For my 100 RMB a day I chose to go to a concert at the national Theater for the performing arts near Tian'anmen Square. The ticket cost 80 RMB, the subway there and back was 4 RMB(2 each way), and dinner was 10 RMB. This totaled 94 RMB...Full story







David Humphrey

(China.org.cn July 8, 2008)


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