Apparently throughout most parts of Java, white people like me don't visit. One resulting phenomenon that David and I didn't anticipate was the numerous requests from random strangers to pose with them for pictures. Families, school groups, couples.....they all were almost as excited about a photo with me as I would be with Barack Obama.
Random new friends in Solo.
Everyone was so genuinely happy I almost always obliged to pose. For me, it's a gentle reminder of the world's diversity and my own culture is a small slice.
Back to the states in two days!