Food me and starfishWangfujing in Beijing is a nightmarket where there are many shops with traditional Chinese stuffs like bracelets, shoes, bags, among others. There are also malls and high-end stores in the same area. And if you get hungry, there are snacks here, albeit hard to eat, like raw scorpions, fried starfish, snakes, centipedes, and the like. I tried a starfish, but I could only eat half an arm. It felt like chewing a handful of sand. Read about the experience here.

It was in this area that we were almost fooled at a store. It was bad enough that the storekeepers tried to shortchange us, they even tried to scare us by being aggressive and shouted at us. We were not scared. We knew we were right. Read more here.

But generally, the shopping experience was fun.