Visiting the Beijing Zoo

The Beijing Zoo is a great place to walk around outside and practice speaking Chinese, even more so because it's only three dollars per visit during peak season (two dollars, all other times).

The Chinese don't really respect the 'no feeding' signs, and there is virtually no staff to keep things under control. The only staff I recall seeing anywhere? Food and souvenir vendors.

So for me, I enjoyed watching the Chinese people more than I did watching the animals, with the lone exception being the panda bears. Watching panda bears tear through bamboo is relatively entertaining, as is watching them clown around and seemingly mug it up for the cameras.