From China University of Mining & Technology, SAF Summer Correspondent Han Li is chronicling his experience at University of California, Berkeley.
There was no clear plan before coming, just an impulsive trip of the day. We just did a rough search on the Internet and went straight there. Although on weekends, Berkeley and San Francisco's more convenient public transportation allowed us to arrive at Golden Gate Park within an hour.
As soon as we entered the park, we were attracted to the spectacular scenery. My friends and I stayed and kept taking pictures. After that, we were attracted to a white building. After careful understanding, we found out that it was a botanical pavilion. This is a kind of attraction that is hardly available in China. We were very curious and went in and visited. There were many novelties in it; tropical plants, have to say, really satisfy our curiosity. After that, we went to the beach behind the Golden Gate Park, the blue sky, the cool sea breeze, quietly blowing away our learning pressure in Berkeley. The weather and parks here are definitely a strong backing for heavy learning.