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Last Day in Mainland China

Today was the last day we will be in Mainland China. We will be heading to Hong Kong tomorrow. Today we spent the last day shopping at the "silk market" as they call it. There were about 7 floors of everything you could ever need. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, suitcases, food, etc. The tour bus dropped us off and we were to find our way back. Clara and I took the subway back when we got tired. I got several pairs of shoes for Kevin, a couple of pairs for myself, a shirt, and more jewelry, mostly for people that asked for it.

I've been relaxing since I got back, but Carlos just came and wants me to pay up on the dinner I owe him. We bet on the election and Romney lost. Darn it. A bunch of us are going to the famous Beijing Duck restaurant around the corner in a minute.

Yesterday we went to Tiannamen Square, The Forbidden City, a pearl market, and then at night we went to a crazy night market. It was like the one is Xi'an. There was so many weird things to eat, bugs, sugar coated fruit, all kinds of foods I didn't even know what they were. I tried the fruit and had a small bite of tarantula, which was so nasty!

At 10PM that market shut down. It was amazing how quick it closed down. We went to get cabs and they were trying to charge us triple so we talked to the police but they didn't want to help out. We ended up taking the subway and then walking back to the hotel at midnight. Crazy.

Tomorrow it is off to Hong Kong!

Posted by dianeski4 04:04 Archived in China

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