Buddha referred to his teachings as the Middle Way. With this hand sign, I have never, so elegantly, been directed the way.
On my trip, I didn’t encounter one American. I did, however, meet the following:
-The British great grandson of Sir Charles Bell, Tibetan scholar and intimate friend of the 13th Dalai Lama. He’s overviewed in Lonely Planet.
-The Australian “challenge designer” of the Survivor series. They just finished filming Survivor China.
– A dozen or so Chinese tourists who asked to have their picture taken with me (aren’t they supposed to take photos with the locals?).