Beijing - Day 3
Well we of course got to see the great wall today, and as interesting as that was I think that some of the best culture insight we got was at the marketplace today. The marketplace seemed to consist mainly of tourists, but I found the people that worked in the shops the most interesting. On multiple occasions I was literally grabbed by my arm and dragged to a booth. After talking with a bunch of different shop owners, they all seem to take wildly different tactics with sales, of which there seemed to be varying degrees of success. The bartering system itself is very interesting, and seems to be somewhat based on the emotions of the person you're dealing with. All in all, I much enjoyed today (and every other day) and would like to drop by another market in another city just to see the similarities.
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