Cord Houle: Beijing Day 6
Today was a relatively short day however I did learn a valuable lesion. Chicken stomach is way better than cow intestine! We started out by visiting the Harvard of China, Peking University. This college was in many ways similar to colleges from the states except for a few differences. On major one was that they have four people to a dorm that is often smaller than those found back home. Another difference was that they can only take their college entrance exam once so it is much more stressful for youth of china. There were however many similarities such as they did seem to love to take breaks from studying and play sports such as basketball. They also seemed to like to socialize outside of class like many Americans.
After the university we went to the zoo. It was like many zoos in America except that they had a multitude of pandas. The pandas were in there cages and habitats enjoying the sunny day. an interesting observation was that the guard rails were small and easy to bypass making watching kids who might have a naive idea even more important. The big cats were also really cool to see including the white tiger. For dinner I went to a lower class restaurant for some food that average Chinese person would eat. A lot of it was really good but the cow intestines weren’t that great.