For our last day in Beijing, we had the day to ourselves. So we decided to take the subway and go to the Silk Market. After we figured out how to get there, we went to it. The subways in Beijing are truly something to behold. With exception to finding a place to stand or sit, the subways are very well organized and extremely easy to use. But nothing could have prepared us for the Silk Market, that place was crazy.
Words cannot describe the Silk Market. As you enter this place, you're greeted by sales people working out of room the size of a small bedroom. These rooms are lined with cheap merchandise. And the hallway of rooms never seems to end. They had sections for shoes, jackets, luggage, clocks, shirts... Anything you could think of, it was there. And the salespeople were ruthless.They would call you out as you walked past and chase you down as you left. There was no stopping them.
After walking through and seeing store after store that had nothing to offer me, I came across a sport shop that had hundreds of jerseys. I made a big mistake by walking in there. After lots of haggling with the woman that worked there, I came out with a great Canucks jersey. After walking around some more, I found my way to a watch shop and bought the watch that I had been always looking for.
Once we left the Silk Market, we decided we should see what McDonalds is like in China. Not to ruin any dreams, but it's about the same. A big mac is decent no matter where you go. The risky thing however, was trying a fountain drink. Having not realized it when I ordered it, I ended up with a fountain drink with ice. I decided to try and it see what happened. I was amazed to have not gotten ill, it was a miracle. In the end, the day went well. At the end, we prepared