I’ve been trying to map out the United Republic’s territory and Korra’s travel through the Earth kingdom when I realized something…
Zaofu is on a mountain range near Ba Sing Se and en route to the Si Wong Desert (judging by the screens from the next few episodes, the team is headed to the Desert next)
Zaofu was built on the place where Toph discovered metalbending.
I like how all of these 11-17 year olds are just going to school with vampires and werewolves and giant spiders and vicious three-headed dogs in their backyard, yet they need a permission slip with an iron-clad parent/guardian signature to go have a harmless butterbeer at the nearby wizarding village.
Okay, Hogwarts. Okay.