Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

The (shopping) trip around the world continues

This morning Greg & I went to the Panjiayuan market in Beijing. Even though we said we weren’t going to buy anymore stuff since we are already way over budget (because of all the shopping), we still left with; a buddha head, an old camera, a small tibetan box, a bowl, and some buddha pop art. And we aren’t even buddhists! Maybe those of you who have been to the Panjiayuan market would understand how one could easily leave there with a buddha head having never felt the need to own one before.

I pulled out all the stops and used our bed sheet to bring you these spiffy product shots of our purchases, in case you’re interested in viewing the causes of our dwindling bank accounts.

This old chinese twin lens reflex camera is going to provide some fun weekend photography projects when I get home:

Here is our new lovely Buddha head. It’s about 7″ tall:

The bowl:

The very cute Tibetan box. It’s small, about 6″ wide:

And finally, the buddha pop-art. I bet you were wondering what I meant by that. Now you know:


So from now on, we’ll really stop buying stuff… unless we see something else we really like. 😉


July 8, 2007 - Posted by | Beijing, China


  1. That is a great reflex camera — my dad would be so jealous!

    Comment by Roger and Libby | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. We also buy a lot in our trip and even regret not buying enough when back, so…just let it be…better than regret in the future 🙂

    Comment by Zero | July 20, 2007 | Reply

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