Beijing.. bardering for goods!

Trip Start Nov 11, 2004
Trip End Dec 21, 2004

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Here are some pics.. they take 10 or so minutes to upload each... still slow here but we're trying to post you some pics!
What an incredible place! ... feeling more at home here and getting around better.. you need to take a hotel card with the hotel written in chinese so you return to the hotel!... We're getting used to the spitting.. and have even tried it ourself...liberating!... The great wall was amazing.. it was a challenge but we did it and felt great! The shopping here is amazing! so cheap! We've made another shipment home to lighten the load...
The bardering is amazing.. unlike any other place.... they give you a price well above the accepted price and you can barder down from say 1000 yuen to 100! It's exhausting to get to your price! We went to an open market and it is quite something to barder.. It's a game! and you have to play it! We were both exhausted from playing the game but have got some great deals on stuff!
The Great Wall was amazing.... We were followed by sherpas who of course tried to sell us stuff, book, postcards etc.. they were much appreciated when they helped to drag you up some of the steep hills!
The population here in Beijing is over 14 million and the city is huge..! no way to see all of it in the little time we have.. We're staying in a youth hostel near a local market and it's been great to see how some of Beiging lives!
Off to Korea tomororow! .. looking forward to our next journey!
Take care!
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