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John and Dean's China adventure

Shopping in Zhuhai

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After spending 4 hours on the computer and many hours of discussion, we are not going to Thailand this weekend. It seems that with all the unrest and the Government take down, it's not a stable place to travel. A bit bummed since is was relatively inexpensive and so close. We are contemplating Shanghai for next week. Not sure yet.

Dean skipped school yesterday but brought his teacher Li Yu with us to the most complete antique market here in Zhuhai.
It was an extensive collection of furniture, doors and statues you name it they had it. We walked for hours from shop to shop. For a moment I wanted to open a store in Los Angeles and house everything I saw there. Then I remembered that we are in a recession and so many people are out of work and I should stick to my day job. Dean's teacher was the best shopping buddy we've had since Danny. She knows how to bargain. You bargain for everything here. If they start at 500 you come back at 200 and end of paying 250. It's crazy fun. Dean can't stand doing this but I love it. I'm half way out of a shop and you here this voice in the background saying "okay Okay OKAY" I go back and they have lowered the price to 250. The shop keepers are so firm in the beginning but then they melt once you start to leave. Sometime they don't melt and they don't go any lower and you just keep walking. No voice coming from behind other than the voice in my head saying "do I really want that".

On the way back Dean tried to talk us into stopping at the car dealers lots. Every make and model of car you can't buy in the states. Our driver Lee and Dean have been threatening to make us walk the lots for a while now. Both of them are always pointing out this car or that car. Peugeot has two very cool models here that we don't have in the states and did I mention the BMW 1 series?? I'm sure I did, its a beautiful. Li Yu and I had had enough of shopping and decided that car shopping would have be another day. We had so much fun.

Posted by JohnVosler 18:15 Archived in China Tagged living_abroad

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