I finally have a moment — and the picture thanks to John — to mention this truly comic moment in Beijing. As John Kellerman and I were doing our lightning tour of the Forbidden City, this class of girls came up and asked to get their picture taken with us. Near as we could figure out, they were from a small city in the interior of China and we were amongst the first foreigners they’d met. It was very near Chinese Lunar New Year when we were there last week, and many schools were doing tours during the holiday break.
The smiles on everyone’s face say it all.