Today was our last day in China! Before we went to the airport, Joe (our tour guide) wanted to take us shopping at a market one last time. The market was like a mall with little shops everywhere. I bought many gifts in this market because I wanted to bring home gifts for my friends. We didn't have that much time here because of our flight that day. Since this was our last day I had gotten pretty good at bartering. I got a good feel for what price to low ball them at. It still amazes me how high they start each time when bartering; I would if any foreigners have paid that price. At this market I bought some fans, chopsticks, a couple t-shirts, scarves, a ceramic stamp, cards and another suitcase. I was most proud of my suitcase because it was one of those hard case ones and those can be quite expensive and I got mine for $25 USD. In the United States you can't even get a suitcase for that much. I just hope it lasts a while! I bought most of this stuff for my friends and family. I could have stayed there longer because there were so many things I wanted to bring back!! I was very sad to leave China and it didn't really seem real that we were leaving that day.
Last Day Shopping Market
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