7:59 AM Currently trying to roust Mark and Nick from bed so we can visit the famous Beijing Dirt Market, an enormous flea market with every imaginable item. You can read more about it here and see some excellent pictures. Here's an article on bargaining in Beijing that applies to outdoor markets and places like Silk Alley and the Pearl Market. It doesn't apply to the fancier stores in the big malls. PS Mark just got up. I don't think Nick will be joining us. PPS Nick just got up.