Back home McDonalds is considered a fast food restaurant. People stop there when they are on the road, in a hurry, or just craving that type of food. Here in China when you go into a McDonalds it is always packed no matter what time it is, and many people are in there studying. That is very weird to see people studying in McDonalds at midnight. Most people back home study in libraries and if its during the day you may see many people at Starbucks or that type of restaurant, but never McDonalds. It was just a new way of seeing a difference in our cultures that came as quite a shock to me.