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Last weekend I was treated to my first taste of market shopping in China. Some classmates and I went to Silk Market, which originated as a market just full of silk goods (although this original street still exists I think, I went there yesterday) but is now a place for a lot of knock-offs.
So this is located in a building that is about 7 floors (including 2 basement floors) just packed full of little individual shopping stalls. ...
... A lovely little town with friendly people. An old couple came over and talked to us. The only thing we could talk about was Ed's beard and our ages. We thought they were married though, which made them laugh. All of China is fascinated with Eddies beard. He has had so many photos taken since we have been here. Back to Beijing tomorrow. Love the quietness in this rural ...
... upmarket designer shops. You could easily spend a day wandering endlessly around the malls and street shops, picking up nik-naks or splurging on the pricier items. Qianmen XI Street was also another shopping area that we frequented, though it is smaller and would require less of your time than Wanfujing. I loved the Panda shop which had all kinds of bags, hats and accesories dedicated to China's most popular animal. Many side streets branch off from this main ...
... and also, for the sake of getting some veggies, a plate of stir-fried snow peas.
We headed back to the hostel, wandering the whole way (somewhere in the realm of 5-6km), and started to work on the blog post. We were jetlaggy to the point of distraction, and called it an early night without eating dinner.
Thursday, September 6
After much discussion about our lingering jet-lag, we decided to trounce it for good and all today!
... top, with a water heater attached, toilet seat underneath, sink, actually pretty normal except for the showerhead and drain in the middle of the floor. So..the deed was done.. I helped him shower, trying to maintain face, and be as professional as possible. Apparently in China people need help in the shower, though I really don’t think he needed my help..seriously. That was just goofy. Annnnnnnd….then came..
Nice. Finally. Started off ...
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