The Art of Bargaining

On July 12, 2013, in China Travel Gossip, Cultural Experience, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

  Since I first decided to travel to China, I was really excited to meet fellow students, teachers, get immerse into chinese culture and, why not? to learn the art of bargainig. But where to practice this “art”, literally in every market place you can think while touring in China. Silk market, pearl market and […]


Shopping at China’s Silicon Valley

The best place to buy some electronic devices in Beijing is Zhong Guan Cun. This place is located in Haidian Disctrict between the 3rd and the 4th ring road. Zhong Guan Cun is a technology hub in this dicstrict, it is very famous all around China and it is also called the China’s Silicon Valley. […]

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Souvenirs, souvenirs…

On July 19, 2012, in China Travel Gossip, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

You can travel anywhere in the world, there will be always something that you must do; buying some souvenirs for relatives, friends and of course for yourself too. Your China tours will offer you a large selection of souvenirs, if something strikes your eyes you will buy it, or on the contrary maybe you won’t […]

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Shopping at the zoo

On July 10, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Must-sees, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

The first time I traveled to China, I didn’t put a lot of stuff in my suitcase because I thought I would buy a lot of cheap things to bring back home, especially clothes. I thought that in during my Beijing Tour I could easily find good looking clothes at a cheap price. It was […]

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Shopping in Beijing

On June 27, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, by Jack Li

When you travel to Beijing, you will end up wanting to bring a piece of Beijing home with you.  Depending on what you want to purchase as a souvenir, there are many places to shop in Beijing. From the minute you step off of one of your China flights, you are greeted with not only […]

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The Silk Market Strikes Back

On June 18, 2012, in Beijing, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

This past Saturday my fellow interns and I gathered together our wallets, poker faces, and headed over to the silk market as a much anticipated part of our China travel, .  We returned with lighter wallets, and lots of swag.  Here are some more tips for buying anything at the Silk Market when you travel to Beijing: Get […]

How to Succeed in Haggling without really trying

On June 15, 2012, in Beijing, China Attractions, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, by Jack Li

So you can buy Ray Ban’s for 40 RMB (about $6 US) ?[EDIT: I ended up buying them for 20RMB]  Count me in.  This weekend I’m going on a trip to the Silk Market, a world renowned Chinese market where you can buy everything from custom suits, to silk robes, to cell phones.  I recommend you […]

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Beijing Swag

On June 12, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Being from the central United States, my original perception of fashion of Beijing was nonexistent, but if you ever decide to travel to Beijing, some basic understanding of what people like to wear here might be helpful! After stepping off of my China flight in my yoga pants and oversized t-shirt, the difference between what […]

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On May 18, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, More Places of Interest, Shopping, by Jack Li

As discussed in the earlier China travel-related article, ‘Negotiating the Markets’, Beijing is a smashing place to strike up some excellent bargains. Yet aside from haggle-factor, the city has some superb shopping complexes throughout the city which can, per se, entice people to travel to Beijing. Essentially, for a change from the historical albeit cultural […]

Negotiating the Markets

On May 10, 2012, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Shopping, by Jack Li

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best activities to undertake on a travel to Beijing is shopping at the cities markets. This article will only provide a taster of what is to be expected, because, in the end, it is something which must be witnessed in order to experience their extravagance. The […]

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