Updated: Jul 2, 2019
You never know what you're going to see in China, like this walking mass of balloons, for example.
I followed it through the streets of Xining and up the long stairways of Nan Shan (South Mountain) Park. It wasn't until we were almost to the top that it turned sideways to talk with a boy.
Only then did I realize that there was person under all those balloons. Well, didn't I feel foolish!