The Miami Herald columnist has always been hilarious, but now he is hilarious from Beijing.
I've found the taxi drivers to be friendly, although usually they speak very little English. Here's a transcript of the longest conversation I've had with a driver:
DRIVER: Michael Jordan! Number One!
ME: Well, he . . .
ME: Yes. Shaq.
ME: Yao Ming?
DRIVER: Yao Ming! China!