Everywhere we go, Chinese people freak out at the sight of four blond little kids, especially the baby. Especially at tourist attractions such as the the Great Wall and the Summer Palace, where we physically had to break loose in order to get anywhere, because every step of the way people would stop us and ask to to pictures of the kids.
We were moved by their genuine happiness at seeing us. I guess it’s the unusual combination of seeing many siblings (Chinese families are usually only allowed 1 child), and the fact that they are all blond.
Peter didn’t mind, he seem rather amused at the attention. Emma and Jenny often shied away (but not always). David shied away initially, but then he started liking the celebrity feeling and took to posing :o)
To make it a bit fun (and reduce the feeling of being hunted) we turned it into a game. For each group kidnapping us for photos we would “revenge” by taking photos back! Check out the gallery :o)