When we arrived at the great wall I was truly amazed and immediately began to think of how good of a decision I made in coming on this trip. I have been to Mexico before and had done a little bartering there but it was definitely different here. As I was walking through the market almost every single vendor tried to get me to buy something. The vendors here seemed to be way more persistent than what I was used to from Mexico. Once we were done climbing the great wall which was amazing by the way, we came back down and walked through the market one last time. There was this one lady who kept telling me that she remembered me and I definitely didn't recognize her. She kept grabbing my arm and would not let me go. I tried walking away several times but she kept pulling me back into her shop. I kept trying to explain to here that I wouldn't pay anything for the item she was trying to sell me but she obviously did not understand my English. Dr. Li eventually came up to me and said Alex just walk away and I replied saying that I have been trying to for ten minutes. Looking back on the situation it was actually pretty funny. I ended up buying a great wall t-shirt and a picture of the great wall from a different vendor who was not so obnoxious. Overall, I had an amazing time and did not expect The Great Wall to be as awesome as it was.
The Great Wall
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