Soon after I arrived in China, I got to see many interesting sights while observing many differences between American and Chinese culture.
Instead of having a separate sheet from a quilt, they have what is called a 被子 beizi (quilt) inside of a 被罩 beizhao (bag shaped quilt cover zipper sheet).
The cuisine is naturally different of course along with many different types of vegetables!
For example, some vegetables I have seen are 藕 ou (Lotus root), 莴笋 wosun (asparagus lettuce), 鱼腥草 yuxingcao (houttuynia cordata), 冬瓜 donggua (white gourd), 萝卜 luobo (a type of raddish), and 豆芽 douya (bean sprout).
Morning markets are also an occurrence in China as well! 火锅 huoguo (hot pot) Other dishes and meals!
Morning markets! A place to find fresh ingredients!
I went to some awesome places in Beijing like the Bird’s Nest (鸟巢niaochao) [Beijing’s National Stadium] and the Water Cube ( 水立方 Shui Lifang) [National Aquatic Center]. A very famous place to go, especially if you are a fan of the Olympics!
未名湖 weiminghu (Famous lake located around Beijing University).
Other places around and within Beijing University (北京大学)
Beijing Normal University
Another famous place in Beijing! 颐和园 Yiheyuan (Summer Palace)
Rachel Ann Cimera is a senior Chinese major with a minor in political science who is spending her final semester as a undergraduate this spring studying abroad at the renowned Beijing Normal University, a public research university located in China with strong emphasis on basic disciplines of humanities and sciences.