This time my visit in China was more personal than touristy, thus I will limit myself to describing the interesting para-professional experience in Da Qing and art-oriented sightseeing in Shanghai.

During yet another stay in chilly north (the temperature will soon reach -20 degrees during the day) I had the opportunity to make myself useful: I was invited to do some ordering works in a place schemed for afternoon school for kids. The previous owner of the estate left quite a mess – a lot of work to do and the grand opening will happen in just a couple of days! The reward for the job well done is the possibility of covering the walls with paintings. I am free to choose what to paint and I decide to go for animal world, the idea that the kids enjoy a lot (the classes have already started!), they even help me paint. My presence in the school is…