We arrived in Beijing this afternoon and are settled into our hotel. We are in the Tibet Hotel in the Chaoyang District on the 4th Ring Road. The pollution is pretty bad here. The air is smoggy and is mildly irritating to our throats and eyes. Because we have to pay for internet access, we only have two rooms with service which we will share. But expect a little less contact for the next few days. On Friday we are going to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and on a Hutong Tour.