Alex and I ventured over to the 798 art district and it was worth it. There are no direct subway routes so we got as close as we could then took a cab the rest of the way. The district is made up of many alleys filled with sculptures, street art, vendors, galleries and restaurants. The prices are very good in the shops and theres no haggling over items which is a nice break from the chaos of the Silk Market. After the 798 art district we stopped by the Silk Market again to pick up some remaining things and I was able to get some more gifts and souveniers. I can definately see that the Silk Market will be where most of my money goes. The subway is less than 50 cents and most palaces and parks are only $10-$20 and you can spend the entire day walking around. Tomorrow i plan on sleeping in and exploring the hotel some more. Not sure what I will do for my first big solo trip this saturday but it will end up on the blog when i know.