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Silk Market Hagglin’

The silk market was beyond what I even imagined it to be. There were thousands of shops on the many floors of the huge mall/market. There were clothes, bags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, and so much more.


I was on a mission for purses, along with several other girls. We haggled and argued with some very rude ladies, and some very kind ones, before we got our prizes. I got some fabulous purses and they were at a price I was pleased with.


The women and men in the stores would yell, “Hey lady! Hey pretty lady! Come get a purse!” We were yelled at constantly. They would get there calculators out, tell you they know you are rich Americans, and go to work on their bargaining.


We made several great purchases, and after dinner, Whitney and I heard that the sunglasses were extremely cheap. We scarfed down all three helpings of the pizza and other food and darted to the stores with Ray Ban sunglasses.


Needless to say, we both bought several pairs for extremely cheap prices. The silk market was good to me, but it took the rest of my money.

Kaitlin Chappell

Ni hao! My name is Kaitlin Chappell. I am a junior (soon to be senior) at the University of North Alabama. I am majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in marketing. My dream is to be a news reporter and eventually an anchor on Good Morning America. I love to talk and I love to meet new people and hear their stories. I love love and laughing. Coffee shops are one of my obsessions. Traveling is another. I will be studying abroad in China for three weeks at Tian Jian University. I will be exploring several different areas of China, learning the language and customs, and meeting the people. I will blog and post pictures and videos to capture my trip. Join me on my adventures in the great land of China.

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One Response to “Silk Market Hagglin’”

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    Posted by Cielo | February 17, 2016, 10:36 pm

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