Tourist visa tends to expire rather quickly, and when it finally does you can extend it in SH. But when your new one month visa expires, too – you have to go to Hong Kong. Depending on current regulations (and those tend to change quite often) you can extend it for a shorter or longer period.

Again, perfect timing for my arrival. The city is “celebrating” the 15th anniversary of handover to Mainland China. The Mainland put some funky decorations here and there but not too big and not too many in order not to irritate the already unhappy locals who definitely do not like the way Beijing manages things.

Evening firework show gathers a crowd smaller than that participating in the annual march against everything and everyone. July the 1st of each year is the ultimate opportunity for expressing their opinion about local policies, Biejing policies, violating human rights in China, lack of…