Today we went to the Great Wall of China. Never did I think that I would be provided with an opportunity as such, but then again I never thought I would ever venture to China either. I have been to less than 5 states and never out of the country. The Great Wall of China was a magnificent thing to experience. It was also my first chance to exercise my bargaining skills. After our morning at the Great Wall we had the opportunity to do some shopping. At the bottom of the Great Wall there was a stretch of street shops where some locals gathered to sell their goods. I found their tactic for selling very interesting. They wouldn't take no for an answer. Every shop that I passed tried to sell me something and at times they would even grab at you to try and show you something. I learned how to bargain with some of the locals successfully. I had bought a pair of sunglasses for 30 Yuan which were originally priced at 180 Yuan. 30 Yuan translates into approximately $5 American dollars. I also bought a Rolex for 30 Yuan, and yes it is "real". I was informed that it is of very high quality and that I could get it at a special "friend's" price.
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