The First Week!
Some impressions from my first week at Peking U.
We just finished our first week, and things have been great. Although the culture is quite different, we have managed to become very familiar with how to travel and make purchases. The subway system here is so convenient that we can get anywhere in Beijing quickly, and we probably use this on a daily basis. The Peking students speak both English and Mandarin fluently so they can help us talk to other locals, but more importantly we have been able to bond with them. They have accompanied us on most of our trips which has made things even easier. So far we went to the Summer Palace, Olympic Stadium, and all around Beijing and Peking University. Every place so far has been awesome, and we are having a lot of fun and learning some interesting biology, too.