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... the market Wei showed us a few vendors he trusts us to purchase from that will give us a good deal on things--we mainly looked around today and plan to come back again later. The Pearl Market has everything you can think of-- jewelry, china, tea sets, stuffed animals, glass bottles, vases, watches, electronics, bags, watches etc. It several floors just filled with different items. I think it is a ...
... with a spectacular view at the end: a beautiful pagoda and sights of the huge lake. The Chinese are always staring and today was no exception. I even got begged for a picture a few times. Em had warned me of a scam where they ask you to take their photo and you end up paying all sorts. I don't remember how or why but there was a scam nonetheless. So I was wary when I thought people were asking me to take their picture. They weren't, they wanted a picture of me. ...
... first time I went in a few days ago, I thought it was a pharmacy until I noticed all the sex toys and the 60 year old lady in a slutty nurse costume. At the time she definitely forgot to button up a couple key buttons. Nice lady, though.
That night, a bunch of us treated ourselves to the national dish of china, Peking Duck. Sorry, no food porn, I didn’t bring my camera – this one ...
... Church (it had multiple services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin). Some of us then decided to go to Pan Jia Yuan market as I researched more detailed directions. Turns out, the flea market was the other direction from the exit and only a 3 minute walk…how hilarious. The market was pretty large, and the vendors sold some unique antiques! After going to the flea market…we then went to see the Olympic sights from the 2008 summer ...
... huge, and having ice creams, it's probably one of the quietest places in Beijing as well, even though it felt like a million people were there, very serene. We spent a few hours here looking at the old palaces and courtrooms of the old emperors before we headed back towards the city to wonder the streets. We walked down the main road picking up a really refreshing and huge milk coconut ice lolly (for 10p!!) and ended up behind the main square in ...
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