I guess some people find it amusing to see a western kid jumping on a stone horse. I would also take a picture of that.
This is what happened to us at the Longmen Buddha Caves in Henan Province in Luoyang city: having the feeling we were movie stars.
Well it’s a bit rare to see to foreign kids standing or meditating in a small Buddha cave. Must be more interesting the seeing 1000 year old Buddhas carved into cliffs.
…and the same thing happens again.
I would agree that the most famous stone Buddha in all of the province can always be better if you get a foreign kid to pose in it with you.
It is rather fun and not annoying to get a photo taken with other people.
As they say, 2 is always better than 1.
You definitely do not see a whole Chinese tour group take a photo around the rock and kid, now do you?
So this is what happens when David yells at you: “God damn it, Ethan, if you don’t get off those rocks then you are not going on your residential trip, do you hear me?” And then comes 1 Chinese guy who starts laughing, climbs up the rock to get next to Ethan so his friend can take a photo.
But the funniest part is that if Ethan did not go on the residential trip, he would be marked for being absent.
It’s nice when someone gives you a hug and photo…….
…but a kiss takes it to a new level. And by the way, that was my first time meeting her.
A good way to show off to your friends and prove you that you met a foreigner.
(And these are the reason for going to Longmen Caves in the first place:)