Or at least a smart man, I could be a rich man! We went to the pearl market today and boy, I had no idea how many different kinds of pearls there were! It was astounding. You could pick from thousands and millions of pearls and make whatever you wanted to. Big ones, little ones, white ones, gray ones, perfect ones, imperfect ones, pink ones, yellow ones. A little overwhelming, but I knew what I wanted which was super basic. Each strand ran anywhere from $15 to $75. One lady in our group said that last time she was in china about 9 years ago she bought a necklace for $50 and went home and had it appraised for $1200! Man, we could finance our whole adoption at the pearl market! Of course, that would require me knowing something about pearls, which I don’t. Maybe next time. I bought myself a necklace and then we bought two for
After the pearl market Eric and I decided to leave the group and go explore
I still can’t get over how many people there are. It is amazing. It is like
We did some more shopping tonight. I didn’t think that was possible but now we have moved into the realm of Christmas presents. Hey, what’s a person to do when they have 15 days on a little island filled with nothing but shops! So if you are on my Christmas list you can pretty much count on getting something from
Coming home is getting to be a real thought in my head. I started packing today. Not because I needed to, it just made me feel better. We are getting all our laundry done before we leave! Now that is a perk of china. We found this great little store that does our laundry dirt cheap and it comes back smelling great, folded, and vacuum sealed in plastic bags. In some ways I can’t wait to get home and in other ways I am scared to death.
We can’t wait to see you all soon.