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Published: October 11th 2010
Not too humble!
I would have gone if I could have actually found it.
This is a frightening thought, but I may be the most photographed person in all of China!!! In my first few days here, I kept catching people taking pictures of me on the sly, and when I looked at them I noticed them waving but thought they wanted me to get out of the way. That all changed today, though when I visited the Forbidden City with about 300,000 Chinese tourists. Being tourists themselves, they were not nearly as subtle, so some asked shyly/politely and other just grabbed my arm and pulled me into their photos. So, I'm guessing in a rough estimate that I was in 25 pictures with people today (and another couple hundred where I didn't know I was in the picture). Crazy! I'm just worried that my drab travel fashion sense is going to catch on and we're going to have a flashback to the 60s and 70s, only this time it will be khaki instead of green!
Okay, I'm off to catch my first train. The train station should be a mad house as it's the the Sunday night after a 3-day national holiday. I hope I make it out alive (and with a good
Beijing w/o smog
It rained last night, so here's what it looks like on a good day (compare with the pic from my first post).
story or two)!
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